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Kaya, Sibel; Lundeen, Cynthia – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
Parents are generally less involved in their children's science education (as compared to reading and mathematics) due to low self-efficacy and a lack of home-school communication. This study examined parental interest and attitudes in science as well as the nature of parent-to-child questioning during an interactive home, school, and community…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Self Efficacy, Questioning Techniques, Parent Participation
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Andersen, Lori – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Motivation in mathematics and science appears to be more important to STEM occupational choice than ability. Using the expectancy value model, parents may be able to recognize potential barriers to children's selection of a STEM occupation and take actions to help facilitate talent development. These are especially important for parents of…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, STEM Education, Science Careers, Elementary School Students
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Bleeker, Martha M.; Jacobs, Janis E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2004
Past research has indicated an association between parents' beliefs and adolescent children's self-perceptions of ability and has shown the importance of accounting for parents' gender-stereotyped beliefs when examining boys' and girls' self-perceptions of math-science ability. The current study extends these findings by examining the longitudinal…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Sex Stereotypes, Adolescents, Self Efficacy
Kober, Nancy – 1991
Promoting community awareness and understanding of the issues encompassed within the teaching and learning of school mathematics, and involving parents in their children's mathematics education are the first steps toward the goal that every child must gain mathematical power. This document helps to answer some of the most frequent questions that…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Calculators, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
DC Public Schools has adopted new learning standards for core subjects, including reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The new standards show what students should know and be able to do: (1) in each subject; (2) at each grade level; and (3) in every school. Standards tell all students that they are expected to…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8