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Aboriginal studies and the science curriculum: Affective outcomes from a curriculum intervention

Ritchie, S.M. and Butler, J. (1990) Aboriginal studies and the science curriculum: Affective outcomes from a curriculum intervention. Research in Science Education, 20 (1). pp. 249-254.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02620500
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Abstract

The study of Aboriginal culture in schools is supported by an increasing number of educators and government committees. However, in the absence of substantial research evidence, it has been difficult to propose justifiable curricular recommendations. The results of this exploratory study suggest that student attitudes towards Aborigines and Aboriginal culture can be improved by a science program which features an Aboriginal Studies component. Further, it is suggested that there is scope for the development of up-to-date curriculum materials and more comprehensive studies.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: 1990 Kluwer Academic Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/21633
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