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Where Did You Come From? Where Will You Go? Human Evolutionary Biology Education and American Students' Academic Interests and Achievements, Professional Goals, and Socioscientific Decision-making

Abstract In the United States, there is a national agenda to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) professionals and a movement to promote science literacy among the general public. This project explores the association between formal human evolutionary biology education (HEB) and high school science class enrollment, academic achievement, interest in a STEM degree program, motivation to pursue a STEM career, and socioscientific decision–making for a sample of students enrolled full–time at Arizona State University. Given a lack of a priori knowledge of these relationships, the Grounded Theory Method was used and was the foundation for a mixed–methods analysis involving qual... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Schrein, Caitlin Maureen (Author) / Toon, Richard (Advisor) / Johanson, Donald (Advisor) / Hackett, Edward (Committee member) / Molina-Walters, Debra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physical anthropology / Science education / Education policy / Anthropology / education policy / evolution education / science education / STEM / United States
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 425 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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