Keywords

science, gender

Abstract

This action research study investigated the effects of gender on same and mixed gender elementary school science groups. Qualitative data for this study was collected using surveys, student focus groups, student journals, and teacher-researcher field notes and observations. Students in this study were eager to participate in science groups and demonstrated a positive attitude toward the study of science. Results also showed the types of interactions between boys and girls varied and those interactions affected their science attitude and participation. Recommendations were made for continued research to examine the long-term effects of gender groupings in the elementary science classroom.

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Graduation Date

2006

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Jeanpierre, Bobby

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Education

Department

Educational Research, Technology and Leadership

Degree Program

K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000954

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000954

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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