Australian primary school student stereotypes of science and scientists

ACU researcher, Associate Professor Laura Scholes, found that Australian primary school student stereotypes concerning science and scientists, may constrain their desires towards a career in the sciences.

New knowledge arising from this research on participation, gender and science studies, revealed that while students use nongendered language to describe who can be a scientist, they are reluctance to become a scientist due to the masculine nature and dangers of such work. Lead author Associate Professor Laura Scholes from the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education at ACU, says the article will be published in the International Journal of Inclusive Education.

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