Student perceptions of scientists in Catalonia

January 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

This study helps us understand how children and adolescents perceive science and scientists, and it suggests some factors that influence those images. Researchers collected drawings from Catalan students ages 6 to 17 and analyzed them using the Draw-A-Scientist Test (Chambers, 1983). Findings show that, in general, Catalan students, and particularly boys over 12, retained classic stereotypes of scientists.


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Anne Camey Kuo, Author, University of Washington

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs