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Sasson, Irit – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Research apprenticeship experiences provide a uniquely authentic context for deepening participants' understanding of the nature of science and encouraging them to choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) studies and careers. This study evaluated a STEM program for high school students who engaged in science research with…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Research Skills, STEM Education, Scientific Principles
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Dhindsa, Harkirat S.; Salleh, Siti-Zahrani Binti Haji Md – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Students who study science in single-sex and coeducational schools have attracted lots of attention from the education community. However, changes to students' attitudes toward science as they progress to higher grades in these schools are not clearly understood. The aim of this study was to compare the changes in attitudes toward science among…
Descriptors: Coeducation, Single Sex Schools, Affective Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ekmekci, Adem; Waxman, Hersh C. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate how students' high school experience, math and science efficacy, and student, parent, and teacher expectations affect their plans for college major choice after controlling for students' gender, ethnicity, and parental variables. Over 1500 9th grade students participated in the study. Using logistic…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Expectation
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Holmes, Kathryn; Gore, Jennifer; Smith, Max; Lloyd, Adam – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Declining enrolments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and a lack of interest in STEM careers are concerning at a time when society is becoming more reliant on complex technologies. We examine student aspirations for STEM careers by drawing on surveys conducted annually from 2012 to 2015. School students in…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, STEM Education, Science Careers, Predictor Variables
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Huang, Rui-Ting; Tsai, I-Ju – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The primary purpose of this study was to explore not only the effects of epistemic beliefs in science on science-text reading but also the gender differences in epistemic beliefs and the reading process. The interactions between gender and epistemic beliefs during reading were also explored. A total of 25 university students, 13 male and 12…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Epistemology
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Chen, Sufen; Huang, Chih-Chi; Chou, Te-Lien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study explored the influence of experimental goal setting and planning on the attitudes toward science, self-efficacy, inquiry performance, and achievement of students with low academic performance. A total of 71 students aged 16-18 were randomly divided into a treatment group (with goal setting and planning) and a control group (without goal…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Low Achievement, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Khishfe, Rola; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Students' attitudes and conceptions seem to be influenced by social/cultural contexts and interactions with other students from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, educators need to study attitudes, conceptions, and career choices in relation to diversity indicators. Such was one focus of the Science Education for Diversity project, which involved…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Career Choice
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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Student attitudes toward mathematics play an important role in the teaching and learning processes of mathematics as positive attitudes correlate with higher student achievement. This paper aims to develop and explore the validity of a Chinese version of the short attitudes toward mathematics inventory (short ATMI) for Taiwanese undergraduates,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics
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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Tseng, Yi-Kuan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purposes of this study were to explore the effects of thinking styles on science achievement and attitudes toward science class among Taiwanese elementary school students and to explore the differences between male and female students in their modes of thinking. Participants included 756 sixth-grade students from 28 classes in four elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Zeidan, Afif – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the constructivist learning environment among Palestinian science students. The study also aimed to investigate the effects of gender and learning level of these students on their perceptions of the constructivist learning environment. Data were collected from 125 male and 101 female students from the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment, Investigations, Gender Differences
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Mun, Kongju; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this study, we explored the extent to which Australian, Chinese, and Korean middle school students perceived themselves to have scientific literacy as global citizens and attempted to identify differences and/or commonalities in their perceptions. A total of 655 middle school students (8th and 9th grades; 358 girls and 297 boys) from the three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Global Approach
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Uitto, Anna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to discover the contribution of students' interest in school biology, as well as their self-efficacy and attitudes towards different science subjects and mathematics when explaining students' orientation towards biology-related careers at upper-secondary school. The data of 321 K-11 students (49% women) were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Interests, Biology, Self Efficacy
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Hemmings, Brian; Grootenboer, Peter; Kay, Russell – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Achievement in mathematics is inextricably linked to future career opportunities, and therefore, understanding those factors that influence achievement is important. This study sought to examine the relationships among attitude towards mathematics, ability and mathematical achievement. This examination was also supported by a focus on gender…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Multivariate Analysis, Secondary School Students
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Lee, Chun-Yi; Yuan, Yuan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study explored gender differences in the relationship between young people's mathematics attitudes and their perceptions toward virtual manipulatives. Seven hundred eighty junior high school adolescents who participated in the problem-solving activity using virtual manipulatives were selected for examination. The study found the male…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Mathematics Instruction
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Zeidan, Afif – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
The aims of the study were to investigate (a) the relationship between the attitudes toward biology and perceptions of the biology learning environment among grade 11 students in Tulkarm District, Palestine and (b) the effect of gender and residence of these students on their attitudes toward biology and on their perceptions of the biology…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Biology, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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