Girls and Science: Examining Students’ Attitudes and Learning Environment Perceptions
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This study sought to better understand girls and science investigating attitudes and learning environment perceptions. The research drew on an interpretivist paradigm, using a mixed method explanatory sequential design. Quantitative data collection (N=204 secondary students) involved surveys to assess attitudes towards science classes and learning environment perceptions. Qualitative information involved 42 interviews (N=42). Findings highlight the need to continue offering and promoting science and STEM in a gender-balanced way to increase girl’s engagement.
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