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|Title:||Differences in the attitudes of Australian rural and urban high school students towards school science||Contributor(s):||Lyons, Terence (author); Quinn, Frances (author)||Publication Date:||2011||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9934||Abstract:||This paper reports and discusses findings from an Australian survey of Year 10 (15 -16 year old) students (N=3759) showing 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). Further, the study 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 curriculum experienced by rural and remote students. It also raises timely questions about the applicability of a centralised National Science Curriculum to rural and remote students. The paper explores these issues and their implications for policy and research.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||Second International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE 2) and 2011 Korea-Japan Society of Educational Administration Symposium, Kongju, Korea, 9th - 11th February, 2011||Conference Details:||Second International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE 2) and 2011 Korea-Japan Society of Educational Administration Symposium, Kongju, Korea, 9th - 11th February, 2011||Source of Publication:||New Directions for Educational Welfare in Rural Schools: Symposium Proceedings, p. 226-235||Publisher:||Kongju National University||Place of Publication:||Kongju, Korea||Field of Research (FOR):||130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 103
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