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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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Fortus, David; Daphna, Limor – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Israeli students and their families can choose between state-funded secular, religious, orthodox, and other alternative schools (e.g., Waldorf, Montessori, democratic). Earlier studies showed that the motivation to engage with science differs greatly between Israeli students in secular schools and democratic schools, with these differences being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Single Sex Schools, Religious Education
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Händel, Marion; Duan, Xiaoju; Sutherland, Margaret; Ziegler, Albert – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Across several countries, science is often regarded as unpopular and a male-dominated domain. Furthermore, the number of students who are interested in science education or intend to work in the field of science is relatively low. This might be due to expectations adolescents hold towards science and successful scientists. The current…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Lam, Terence Yuk Ping; Lau, Kwok Chi – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study uses hierarchical linear modeling to examine the influence of a range of factors on the science performances of Hong Kong students in PISA 2006. Hong Kong has been consistently ranked highly in international science assessments, such as Programme for International Student Assessment and Trends in International Mathematics and Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Science Education
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Due to the scarcity of cross-cultural comparative studies in exploring students' self-efficacy in science learning, this study attempted to develop a multi-dimensional science learning self-efficacy (SLSE) instrument to measure 316 Singaporean and 303 Taiwanese eighth graders' SLSE and further to examine the differences between the two student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Zeyer, Albert; Bolsterli, Katrin; Brovelli, Dorothee; Odermatt, Freia – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Sex is considered to be one of the most significant factors influencing attitudes towards science. However, the so-called brain type approach from cognitive science suggests that the difference in motivation to learn science does not primarily differentiate the girls from the boys, but rather the so-called systemisers from the empathizers. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy, Brain, Cognitive Psychology
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Zeyer, Albert; Wolf, Sarah – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Whilst sex is considered to be one of the most significant factors influencing attitudes towards science, previous research seems to suggest that, at least in non-science classes, there is no correlation between sex and motivation to learn science. The present study investigates a mixed group of science and non-science students of upper secondary…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Correlation, Brain, Science Education
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Liu, Mingxin; Hu, Weiping; Jiannong, Shi; Adey, Philip – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study explores explicit and implicit gender-science stereotypes and affective attitudes towards science in a sample of Chinese secondary school students. The results showed that (1) gender-science stereotyping was more and more apparent as the specialization of science subjects progresses through secondary school, becoming stronger from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Humanities
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Bennett, Judith; Hogarth, Sylvia – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The present paper describes a four-year project involving the development of a new instrument, the "Attitudes to School Science and Science" instrument, and its use to collect baseline attitudinal data from 280 students aged 11, 14, and 16 years. A key feature of the instrument is that it collects both descriptive and explanatory data in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Sciences, Secondary School Students