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ERIC Number: EJ1042475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
4-H Participation and Science Interest in Youth
Heck, Katherine; Carlos, Ramona M.; Barnett, Cynthia; Smith, Martin H.
Journal of Extension, v50 n2 Article 2FEA5 Apr 2012
The study reported here investigated the impacts of participation in 4-H on young people's interest and participation in science. Survey data were collected from relatively large and ethnically diverse samples of elementary and high school-aged students in California. Results indicated that although elementary-grade 4-H members are not more interested in science than other youth, by high school, participation in 4-H is associated with a greater number of science classes and higher-level science coursework. These results suggest that the 4-H program may have the ability to influence science interest and participation in the long term among its members.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California