Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The identification of factors which increase science achievement and interest among students is a topic of renewed consideration among researchers. Today educators and societal leaders are deeply concerned that the schools are not producing future scientists, engineers, and a citizenry at large who will be able to deal capably and creatively with a high-technology, post-industrial era in American society. Concomitant with this new technological age are the increasingly critical dilemmas of energy production and use, environmental degradation, world food shortage, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. These problems seem to make the need for a scientifically literate public as well as capable, professional scientists even more obvious. News media commentators speak frequently about the grim outlook for the future because of the present shortage of science teachers whom, they say, are already encouraging fewer students every year to look toward careers in science.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology: Teaching
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©1983 Jane B. McAndrews
McAndrews, Jane, "An inquiry into the activity and traditional methods of teaching science and their effects upon sixth grade students' content learning, critical thinking ability, and attitude toward science" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 2883.