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The measurement of civic scientific literacy
Building on two decades of national surveys in the United States and two Eurobarometer studies, the history, rationale, and structure of a measure of civic scientific literacy are described.
Science and Engineering Indicators
Abstract : 1. Elementary and Secondary Science and Mathematics Education. 2. Higher Education in Science and Engineering. 3. Science and Engineering Workforce. 4. Research & Development: Financial
Public Understanding of, and Attitudes toward, Scientific Research: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Over the last four decades, a substantial body of national survey material has been collected in the US concerning the public understanding of science and technology. Using this body of research,
Public Acceptance of Evolution
The acceptance of evolution is lower in the United States than in Japan or Europe, largely because of widespread fundamentalism and the politicization of science in the United States.
Public attitudes toward participation in cancer clinical trials.
The results indicate that the primary problem with accrual is not the attitudes of patients, but rather that the loss of potential participants is the result of the unavailability of an appropriate clinical trial and the disqualification of large numbers of patients.
Parents’ At-Home and At-School Academic Involvement with Young Adolescents
A process-person-context model was used to investigate parental academic involvement with a nationally representative sample of young adolescents. Fathers of young adolescents were less involved at
Teachers’ Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students’ Achievement in Science
Students of teachers of high-school science teachers who participated in this summer research experience showed greater pass rates on the tough New York State Regents exams than did students of teachers who did not participate in the program.