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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)orcid 
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
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