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Taskinen, Päivi H.; Schütte, Kerstin; Prenzel, Manfred – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2013
Many researchers consider a lacking interest in science and the students' belief that science is too demanding as major reasons why young people do not strive for science-related careers. In this article, we first delineated a theoretical framework to investigate the importance of interest, self-concept, and school factors regarding students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Interests, Student Motivation, Science Careers
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Drechsel, Barbara; Carstensen, Claus; Prenzel, Manfred – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This paper focuses "interest in science" as one of the attitudinal aspects of scientific literacy. Large-scale data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 are analysed in order to describe student interest more precisely. So far the analyses have provided a general indicator of interest, aggregated over all…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Interest Inventories, Science Tests, Cognitive Tests
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Ostermeier, Christian; Prenzel, Manfred; Duit, Reinders – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This article presents an example of teacher professional development based on a perspective of situated learning and implemented on a large scale. We consider teacher professional development from three perspectives. First, teacher professional development is a key factor in improving classroom instruction. Second, teacher professional development…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Measures (Individuals), Educational Change, Faculty Development