Gender differences in Australian students' relationships with school science
Quinn, Frances & Lyons, Terry (2010) Gender differences in Australian students' relationships with school science. In Dolinšek, Slavko & Lyons, Terry (Eds.) XIV IOSTE Symposium : Socio-cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education, IRI UL, Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, Bled, Slovenia, pp. 947-956.
This paper explores issues of gender in Year 10 Australian students‘ experiences of science at school, their self-reported ability in science and their perceptions of science as a subject choice for senior secondary school. A sample of 3759 Year 10 students from across Australia responded to Likert-style questions related to these issues, with findings showing gender differences in perceptions of science, self-rated ability, and reasons for choosing not to study further science. Moreover, interesting contrasts were revealed in patterns of difference of self-rated ability for boys and girls across single-sex and co-educational schools.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Pre-QUT publication|
|Keywords:||Girls in science, Boys in science, Self-efficacy, Gender differences, Science education|
|Subjects:||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:||12 Mar 2014 02:13|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2014 03:58|
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