examination of students" attitudes toward school and classroom science by Patricia Drozdowski Morrell

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Statementby Patricia Drozdowski Morrell.
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An examination of students' attitudes toward school and classroom science Public Deposited. and tenth graders' attitudes toward school and classroom science by means of questionnaires and interviews.

In particular, the study hoped to determine (a) if a relationship existed between these two attitudes, (b) what relationship, if any, grade Author: Patricia Drozdowski Morrell. Examines 5th- 7th- and 10th-grade students' attitudes toward school and classroom science using a questionnaire.

Results indicate that, although a statistically significant relationship did exist between students' attitudes toward school and classroom science, the relationship had no practical meaning.

Females were slightly more positive about school than by: dicted attitudes toward school, and school attitudes predicted academic performance.

Future directions for inter- vention in the early education of students who have poor attitudes toward school are discussed. Keywords: Childhood, Learning, Ability, Attitudes, School. Childhood Learning: An Examination of Ability and Attitudes toward School. 2 the survey of students’ attitudes to science education in HUNGARY We have had data on attitudes to science subjects for a quite a long time, and the final conclusion s.

The study of school students’ attitudes towards science and learning science has been a prominent feature of science education for 40–50 years. Concerns about declining attitudes have led to many studies of the possible influences on students’ attitudes and of strategies that can be undertaken to improve attitudes.

The main purpose of the study was to find out students attitude towards the teaching and learning of school studies in Senior High Schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A questionnaire. Thomas J. Smith, David A.

Walker, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Zuway-R. Hong, Students’ Sense of School Belonging and Attitude towards Science: a Cross-Cultural Examination, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, /s, (). science education students toward chemistry according to their gender and high school type they graduated from.

with the intent to answer the sub question " Is there a relation between the attitudes of science education students toward the chemistry class and their gender?" independent t-test (independent samples) analysis was performed. measured. Additionally, this study explored students’ interest, attitude, and self-management as three different factors.

Due to the exploratory nature of this study, research questions were investigated rather than hypotheses proposed.

This study focused on three questions: 1. Did students change their attitude toward online learning from the. to the effective domain which includes students attitudes toward science. In Palestine, the secondary school student's knowledge of scientific processes and their attitudes towards science has never been studied.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the science process skills and the attitudes toward science among secondary school students. 1.

Introduction. Understanding students’ aspirations to study and work within science continues to be a central concern for science educators in England and other countries (EACEA,NSTC,Royal Society, ).More students studying science-related subjects have been desired as a means to foster greater quantitative skills, to meet an expected demand for increased numbers of.

Students’ Attitudes towards Science in Classes Using Hands-On or Textbook Based Curriculum Brian J. Foley1 California State University, Northridge Cameron McPhee McPhee Consulting The development and use of hands-on science curricula in elementary school has been a major reform effort of the past two decades.

But research on the. The investigation focus on the attitude of secondary school students towards science and science teaching; a case study of some secondary school in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. Five secondary schools were examination of students attitudes toward school and classroom science book selected in Oredo Examination of students attitudes toward school and classroom science book Government Area of Edo State.

the instrument for data collection is the questionnaire. Student attitudes and behavior stand at the center of the figure and the theory that un-derlies it. As the figure indicates, it is hypothesized that student attitudes and behavior (1) con-tribute to mathematics and reading achievement among high school students, and (2) result.

The unfavorable attitudes of students toward teacher’s classroom management and behavior and their acceptance of education could have influenced their low performance in licensure examinations. As cited by Otto (), beliefs in the value of intellectual pursuits and in the importance of education are positively related to academic performance.

attitude towards utility of science while their attitude towards science declines as they progress to the higher grades (George, ). It is argued that a negative attitude towards science has an adverse effect on students’ engagement with science in the school.

After fourth grade student attitude toward science starts to decline through junior and high school (Penick & Yager, ). Assessment of student attitudes toward science have been conducted and reported.

Student responses indicate that student interest in science decreases the longer the students study science (NAEP, ). students, science, math and technology majors, and students who successfully passed the class have a better attitude towards learning science. Introduction Attitude toward a science course is a conglomerate of many components including self-image, peer influence, parental influence, and classroom environment.

Students’ success in mathematics depends upon attitude towards mathematics. It also influences the participation rate of learners. This study was based on a survey of high school students about their attitudes towards mathematics.

Students of both the gender constitute the population of this study. In a world of increasing tools and technology, inside and outside the classroom, do the study skills of postsecondary students align with current pedagogical approaches.

And should marketing faculty make changes to address these skills. This paper examines current student attitudes toward effective study skills, using a survey with responses. He will need continual guidance from home and school throughout the rest of the year.

This report card is a reflection of _____'s attitude in school. He could improve if he decided to work harder and cooperate more. _____'s attitude toward our school rules, the other students, and myself is reflected in this reporting quarter.

• This report card is a reflection of _____'s attitude in school. He could improve if he decided to work harder and cooperate more. • _____'s attitude toward our school rules, the other students, and myself is reflected in this reporting quarter. She is capable of being a successful student with effort.

Bridging the gap in student performance has changed the teaching practice in classrooms across America. Educators have the responsibility to teach all learners. There is a need for instruction to be tailored to boost the higher-level achievers and balance the gaps.

This study examined the attitudes and actions of regular and gifted teachers toward differentiating instruction for gifted. = considered as a school with good quality. So the writer can compare the result of the study with other school of lower quality.

In conclusion a model elementary school is expected to have students with positive attitudes toward English because an ability test was given to them when they first. Factors influencing students attitude towards mathematics Effects of the attitudes on the student achievement in mathematics Suggestions for improving students’ attitudes towards mathematics   Table 5: Independent-sample t-test comparing means of students’ attitudes toward mathematics post-test scores between experimental group students in Boys’ and Girls’ schools School n Mean SD t df Sig(2-tailed) Boys’ 20 38 Girls’ 20 4.

The classroom climate which is often times set by the teacher is determined by the teacher's attitude. Attitude as a major determinant of a person's behavior influences the way a teacher relates. school, type of school, type of management. Hence it was concluded that more classroom activities in the study of English enhance pupils’ attitude to learn English.

believed to influence behaviors such as selecting and reading books, speaking in a foreign language etc. To find out the 9th standard school students’ attitude towards. The poor attitude of students towards the study of social studies in secondary schools is an unsatisfactory state of affairs and imbalance in the educational sector in particular and the nation’s development in general.

THE IMPACT OF CLASSROOM PRACTICES ON SECODARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OYO STATE student academic achievement in senior. In Kenya there has been relatively little research into attitudes of students towards school subjects. There seems to be little interest in attitude research. One problem of this is the difficulty of constructing a reliable measure of attitudes (Ogula, ).

Students’ attitude towards H/G has hardly been looked into. Ormerod and Duckworth. attitudes towards teaching science. Since your class includes students selected as part of a nationwide sample, your responses are very important in helping to describe science classes in the United States.

Some of the questions in this questionnaire ask about a particular science. The purpose of the present study was to develop a questionnaire to assess student attitudes towards school by describing the factors that affect these attitudes. For this purpose, a sample of (11–13 years-old) elementary-school students was used.

Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out. The questionnaire consists of six factors (Belongingness to School, School. Secondary school students’ attitudes to practical work in school science Rachael May Sharpe In particular many have claimed that it has an essential role in determining students’ attitudes to school science and science beyond the classroom.

students moved away from a focus on the enjoyment of science towards one that was examination. Student inquiry in the science classroom encompasses a range of activities. Some activities provide a basis for observation, data collection, reflection, and analysis of firsthand events and phenomena.

Other activities encourage the critical analysis of secondary sources—including media, books, and journals in a library.

[See Teaching Standard E]. childhood science curricula and young children’s attitudes towards science. A central question when thinking about children’s attitudes towards science is whether or not children have a concept of science with which to begin.

As the field of education has focused more on teaching science early on, the empirical research in this area has grown. Such attitudes toward school, books, teachers, and the learning situation in general are often a reflection of home and neighborhood.

I am rather pessi mistic about how far any teacher or school can go to effect a positive change in the situation except in the occasional. Yara defined attitude towards science as feeling or interest of learners towards the study of science [67].

Hence, it totally depends upon the interest of the students towards science. Learning science to analyze the related effects on students’ attitude toward achievement and understanding, Simpson et al. as well as Petty and Cacioppo stated. Educational Impact in the Sciences. Michael Papadimitriou, a year veteran teacher of high school science, observed in an interview with Education World that teachers' attitudes can shape high school students' interest more than teaching strategies or even the content itself.

High school students' beliefs regarding origins are very important. Many high school students claim to believe in a supernatural theistic Creator. Many also report a born-again experience and would thus hold to having a personal relationship with the Creator.

Such a relationship should impact all aspects of one's personal life and worldview. The Scriptures reveal (I Corinthians and. and parental perceptions impact students’ attitudes toward education.

To create enthusias - tic, lifelong learners, effective teachers show students that what they are learning in school will equip them with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to have fulfilling lives.

An attitude instrument was administered at three times during the school year to measure student attitudes toward science and the classroom environment. The classroom environment measures examined six areas: emotional climate of the science classroom, science curriculum, physical environment of the science classroom, science teacher, other.Middle School, housing students in gradesand 2) Pine Wood High school, housing students in grades According to recent census reports, the surrounding county had a population of 15, people, with a racial makeup of % White, % African American, % Native American, % Asian, and % Latino.

A study carried out in Jamaica on poor attitudes to mathematics as a subject proved that many students had negative attitudes towards the subject and some viewed it as being of little or no use to them outside school, Ministry of education Youth and Culture Jamaica ().Hence pupils memorise formulas for examination purposes and forget about.

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