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Effects of a Cognitive Acceleration Programme in a Low Socioeconomic High School in Regional Australia

Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady; Adey, Philip

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This paper presents research on the effects of a cognitive acceleration intervention in science lessons on low socioeconomic students in a government high school in regional Western Australia. Thinking Science Australia is a programme currently being implemented in Australian junior high school classes. The research was conducted for over two years as a case study in one school with students as they entered high school in Year 8 (n = 71). Findings show that significant cognitive gains were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/148102
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2012.673241
Access Rights: Open Access

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