The Effect Of A Role-Model Project Upon The Attitudes Of 9Th-Grade Science Students
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Res. Sci. Teach.
EARLY ADOLESCENTS; WOMEN; Education & Educational Research
This article will describe an in-school intervention project that used female role models to change the attitudes of 964 Iowa girls and boys in 57 ninth-grade science classes toward science, math, and technical curricula and careers. The differences between the students' mean pretest and posttest scores on each of six factors found to be associated with students' attitudes toward science and math and technical careers were analyzed to determine which of five experimental groups responded most positively to the intervention. Higher difference scores indicated that the attitudes of girls and boys who participated in the intervention improved more than the attitudes of girls and boys in the control groups, suggesting that the use of female role models in the science classroom is an effective way to change students' attitudes toward science, math, and related careers.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
"The Effect Of A Role-Model Project Upon The Attitudes Of 9Th-Grade Science Students" (1995). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1336.