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Erdogan, Sezen Camci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The present study aims to examine the perceptions towards scientists and science/pseudoscience distinctions of gifted education and elementary education teacher candidates who will educate gifted students especially at the elementary education level. A total of 92 volunteer prospective teachers, composed of candidates from gifted education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted
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Pantic, Katarina; Clarke-Midura, Jody; Poole, Frederick; Roller, Jared; Allan, Vicki – Computer Science Education, 2018
Stereotypes people hold about computer scientists contribute to underrepresentation in computer science. Perceptions of computer scientists have historically been linked to males and a "nerd" culture, which can lead to lack of interest, particularly for girls. This article presents two studies conducted with two groups of middle…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Computer Science, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
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Karacam, Sedat; Bilir, Volkan; Baran, Azize Digilli – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the meanings assigned by pre-service teachers to the wastepaper basket and waste (crumpled) papers in their drawings of a scientist. The study was carried out with 220 pre-service teachers during the 2015-2016 academic years. A phenomenological research method was used. First, the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Scientists, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Turkmen, Hakan; Unver, Elif – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The Draw-A-Science-Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C) is an useful instrument to show how our science teaching environment and science teacher behaviors have been going on. This study is a cross cultural and comparative study to contribute to literature of problems of science teacher behaviors and of science learning environment. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Cognitive Tests