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Giving mothers a voice: towards home involvement in high school science

Stocklmayer, Susan; Durant, Irene; Cerini, Elizabeth

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Parents, in particular mothers, often have little knowledge of or confidence in science, yet their involvement and interest in their children’s school work can have a positive effect on their children’s choice of subjects for study or their future career. At the high school level, parental involvement can be particularly problematic. This paper describes a pilot programme which was designed to engage mothers in the kind of science that their children would encounter in high school, to encourage...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59351
Source: International Journal of Science Education. Part B: Communication and Public Engagement
DOI: 10.1080/21548455.2010.539024

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