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Smith, M. Cecil; Darfler, Anne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
US educators express concern that students are turning away from the study of science and have little interest in pursuing science careers. Nationally, science achievement scores for 8th graders are unchanged since 1996, but 12th graders' scores have significantly decreased. A shortcoming of education reform efforts is lack of attention to…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Teacher Characteristics, Science Achievement, Standardized Tests