Rural high school students' attitudes towards school science
Lyons, Terry & Quinn, Frances (2012) Rural high school students' attitudes towards school science. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(2), pp. 21-29.
This paper reports findings from an Australian survey of Year 10 students (N=3759) indicating that those in small rural and remote areas tend to enjoy school science significantly less than their peers in larger towns and cities (Lyons & Quinn, 2010). The study also found that rural and remote students were less inclined than those in other locations to enjoy science relative to other subjects. Such a result has not previously been recorded in the science education literature and raises a number of questions about the relevance and quality of the science education experienced by rural and remote students. It also raises timely questions about the applicability to rural and remote students of an Australian Science Curriculum. The paper explores these issues and their implications for policy and research.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Pre-QUT publication|
|Keywords:||Rural education, Rural students, Secondary education, Science education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2014 03:24|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2014 05:00|
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