Elementary science methods students nearing completion of their preservice teacher preparation are an important source for gauging views about science and its relation to culture. This research investigates gender and science interest as correlates of the valuation of science vis-à-vis nine culturally important categories as measured by the Thinking About Science Survey. Over one thousand male and female students at a large midwestern university took part in this study.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Cobern, William W. and Loving, Cathleen C., "Culturally Important Issues and Science: A Gender and Science-Interest Investigation" (2002). Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project . 39.
Cobern, William W., and Cathleen C. Loving. "Culturally Important Issues and Science: A Gender and Science-Interest Investigation." The National Association for Research in Science Teaching. New Orleans, LA: 2002.