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Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry – Science Education International, 2011
Disproportionate representation of males and females in science courses and careers continues to be of concern. This article explores gender differences in Australian high school students' perceptions of school science and their intentions to study university science courses. Nearly 3800 15-year-old students responded to a range of 5-point Likert…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Student Attitudes, Job Security, Gender Differences
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Loughran, John – Science Education International, 1993
Outlines an attempt to respond to some findings from the Science Education Professional Development Project (SEPD). Discusses factors affecting teachers' views of professional development, minimal relationship between professional development activities and shifts in teacher pedagogy, and school-based professional development. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Science Education