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Eliasson, Nina; Karlsson, Karl Göran; Sørensen, Helene – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore (a) to what extent male and female science teachers pose different types of questions and (b) if the type of science question posed influences the extent to which boys or girls respond to them. Transcripts of the teacher-student interaction in a whole-class situation were analysed, with attention paid to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Eliasson, Nina; Sørensen, Helene; Karlsson, Karl Göran – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
We show that boys still have a greater access to the space for interaction in science classrooms, which is unexpected since in Sweden today girls perform better in these subjects than boys. Results from video-recorded verbal communication, referred to here as "interaction," show that the distribution of teacher-student interaction in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Science Instruction, Gender Differences
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Anderhag, Per; Emanuelsson, Patrik; Wickman, Per-Olof; Hamza, Karim Mikael – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
It is commonly argued that socio-economic inequalities can explain many of the differences in achievement and participation in science education that have been reported among countries and among schools within a country. We addressed this issue by examining (a) the relationship between variables associated with socio-economic background and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Background, Grade 9