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Boosting student interest in science

Aschbacher, Pamela R. and Ing, Marsha and Tsai, Sherry M. (2013) Boosting student interest in science. Phi Delta Kappan, 95 (2). pp. 47-51. ISSN 0031-7217.

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The authors report on two longitudinal studies that explored changes in aspirations, experiences, and attitudes in science over three years among students in California public middle and high schools. One study surveyed an ethnically and economically diverse group of over 400 students who participated voluntarily in 7th through 9th grades, and then interviewed 48 students. The study identified four trajectories that students’ interest in science, engineering, and medical (S/E/M) careers took over time and described factors that affected their aspirations. The other study looked in depth at what happened to an equally diverse group of 33 10th graders who were very interested in a S/E/M career. It followed them through the 12th grade to discover what happened to their aspirations in high school.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Phi Delta Kappa International. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0231878 and a grant by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Foundation.
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Official Citation: Pamela R. Aschbacher, Marsha Ing, and Sherry M. Tsai Boosting student interest in science Phi Delta Kappan October 2013 95 (2): 47-51
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Deposited On:04 Dec 2013 15:47
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