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Hacieminoglu, Esme – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Worldwide studies have revealed an important issue in that an increasing percentage of students within the X-Y age group are not interested in science. Many students, especially females, have negative feelings and attitudes toward science, which discourages them from continuing with scientific inquiries. There are limited studies related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
Cavoly, Denise Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this program evaluation was to investigate the impact over time teachers' self-efficacies and the outcome expectancies of those who participated in an inquiry-based, hands-on, constructivist professional development program to learn science content. The hope was that after active participation in this inquiry-based professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Expectation
Smist, Julianne M.; Owen, Steven V. – 1994
In order to avoid the projected shortfall of a half a million science and engineering professionals by the year 2010, many believe that we must find ways to increase the number of minorities and women who choose the sciences as a discipline of study. This study, involving 500 high school students, explores the collective relationships among…
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Biological Sciences, Educational Research, High Schools