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Parkinson, John; Hendley, Dave; Tanner, Howard; Stables, Andrew – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Describes a study of the attitudes of 13- and 14-year-old student towards science. Involves the analysis of a questionnaire which shows that both boys and girls have positive attitudes toward science. Contains 26 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Questionnaires
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Smail, Barbara; Kelly, Alison – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Eleven-year-old secondary school students (N=2065) were given a variety of attitude and achievement tests. Although both boys and girls had positive attitudes toward science, boys preferred studying physical science while girls preferred studying biology. Implications of these and other findings are discussed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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Nash, Melanie; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
An open-ended questionnaire was given to 369 students to determine factors which influenced their decision to take 0-level or Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) technology. Indicates that parents and career interests influenced those taking the courses while lack of knowledge about course content influenced those not taking the courses. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Content, Performance Factors, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Ormerod, M. B. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Proposes a diagrammatic model connecting the cognitive and affective domains of educational objectives, abandoning Krathwohl's hierarchy of affective objectives for one based solely on arousal of interest as a positive dimension. A negative dimension for the hierarchy is also suggested and research evidence supporting the model is given.…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries