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Frède, Valérie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
In this article, we compared French and Cameroonian schoolchildren's initial conceptions and comprehension of the night and day cycle in order to test for cultural influence. Forty students aged almost 8 years (Grade 2) were individually interviewed in their schools about night and day dynamics before they had received any teaching in astronomy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 2