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Taber, Keith S. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Presents findings that young secondary students have stereotyped ideas about the appropriateness of certain careers for men and women. Indicates that careers such as pilot, engine mechanic, electrician, and computer technician are viewed by all students as more suitable for males. Considers the consequences of these results relative to the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
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Jegede, Olugbemiro J.; Okebukola, Peter A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-cultural factors which mitigate against the learning and teaching of science in the secondary school. It was found that authoritarianism, goal structure, the African world-view, societal expectation, and sacredness of science have significant effects on the learning of science. (CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Powell, J. P.; Cracknell, G. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Studies the interviews of 24 professional scientists to seek their views on the long range effects of their initial training. Analyzes the interviews for content, teaching, and types of learning experience. Concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for science education. Argues for a reduction in content. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Donnelly, J. F. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Reports findings on variable-handling aspects of pupil performance in investigatory tasks, using data from the British Assessment of Performance Unit (APU) national survey program. Discusses the significance of these findings for assessment methodology and for understanding of 15-year-olds' approaches to the variable-based logic of investigation.…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Junior High Schools