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ERIC Number: EJ946297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Pre-Service Biology Teachers' and Primary School Students' Attitudes toward and Knowledge about Snakes
Tomazic, Iztok
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v7 n3 p161-171 Aug 2011
Snakes are controversial animals emblazoned by legends, but also endangered as a result of human prejudice and fear. The author investigated gender and age-related differences in attitudes to and knowledge of snakes comparing samples of school children and pre-service teachers. It was found that although pre-service teachers had better knowledge of and more positive scientistic and moralistic attitudes toward snakes fear of snakes and willingness to pay for snake conservation was no statistically different between these two groups of participants. These results support the idea that better factual knowledge is not a sufficient precursor of attitudes toward harmful animals. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Slovenia