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THE EFFECTS OF GENDER IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE GROUPS

This action research study investigated the effects of gender on same and mixed gender elementary school science groups. Qualitative data for this study was collected using surveys, student focus groups, student journals, and teacher-researcher field notes and observations. Students in this study were eager to participate in science groups and demonstrated a positive attitude toward the study of science. Results also showed the types of interactions between boys and girls varied and those interactions affected their science attitude and participation. Recommendations were made for continued research to examine the long-term effects of gender groupings in the elementary science classroom. / M.Ed.; / Department of Educational Research, Technology and Leadership / Education / K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:UCF/oai:digital.library.ucf.edu:ETD/3700
Date10 May 2006
CreatorsParks, Melissa
ContributorsJeanpierre, Bobby
PublisherUniversity of Central Florida
Source SetsUCF
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeMaster's thesis

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