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Ученически нагласи, свързани с науката и учените: стереотипи, особености, приложения
Students’ Attitudes Related to Science and Scientists: Stereotypes, Peculiarities

Author(s): A. Gendjova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, School education, Higher Education , History of Education, State/Government and Education, Social development, Family and social welfare, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: attitudes of students towards science and scientists; public understanding of science

Summary/Abstract: In recent decades student’s science - related attitudes have been investigated by a multitude of studies. The reason is the fact that attitudes towards science are an important element of scientific literacy and directly affect student’s achievements, educational and career aspirations, future realization and responsible citizenship. The survey aims to obtain an overall picture of student attitudes and perceptions related to scientists and science in society, in and out school with participation of a total of 249 Bulgarian students aged 14 – 17 years old from different types of schools and cities. The results outline some stereotypes and bias toward of science and scientists. Observed are peculiarities such as: Missing links between science and its context; polarization of perceptions of scientists and attitudes towards science in school; very low interest in science-related education and career and insufficient use of learning in informal settings. This study draws opportunities for future educational research in youth’s attitudes and the factors that influence them.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 139-154
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian