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Cavas, Bulent; Cakiroglu, Jale; Cavas, Pinar; Ertepinar, Hamide – Science Education International, 2011
The shortfall of young people, particularly women, in the field of Science, Mathematics and Engineering (SME) has been shown in many national studies. Schreiner and Sjoberg (2007) indicated that boys outnumber girls in physics and engineering studies, while the gender balance is shifted towards the girls in studies including medicine, veterinary…
Descriptors: Females, Career Choice, High School Students, Veterinary Medicine
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Cavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2011
In this study, Turkish primary students' (sixth to eighth grade) motivation toward science learning was investigated and factors affecting this determined. The sample for the study consisted of 376 students from 5 different primary schools in Izmir. The data were collected through a Students' Motivation toward Science Learning (SMTSL)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Active Learning