The disenchantment of students in science education and the career in science has led to a movement in the academic field in favor of listening to what students have to say about their science classes and its position against several issues related to science and technology. One of these movements is the project The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). The research, which is essentially quantitative, lies within the field of educational assessment and, as a tool for data collection, a closed questionnaire with 245 items whose answers are expressed in a Likert scale of 4 points is used. In all, 2365 students, from 84 schools, took part in the survey,. The data reveals that the Brazilian, in general, have great interest in the scientific topics covered in school. Among these, those which arouse their interest are the ones related to the human body. In relation to science school, the young Brazilians consider the discipline interesting, although not having preference for it over other disciplines. There is a positive relation to the general subject, both with respect to its importance as to its usefulness. We also observed that young Brazilians have a generally optimistic attitude towards science and technology.

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Opinions, interests and attitudes of young Brazilian in face of science
An evaluation in nationwide

Ana Maria Santos Gouw   Faculty of Education and Research Nucleus on Education, Divulgation and Epistemology of Evolution “EDEVO - Darwin” – São Paulo University

Nelio Bizzo   Faculty of Education and Research Nucleus on Education, Propagation and Epistemology of Evolution “EDEVO - Darwin” – São Paulo University

The disenchantment of students in science education and the career in science has led to a movement in the academic field in favor of listening to what students have to say about their science classes and its position against several issues related to science and technology. One of these movements is the project The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE). The research, which is essentially quantitative, lies within the field of educational assessment and, as a tool for data collection, a closed questionnaire with 245 items whose answers are expressed in a Likert scale of 4 points is used. In all, 2365 students, from 84 schools, took part in the survey,. The data reveals that the Brazilian, in general, have great interest in the scientific topics covered in school. Among these, those which arouse their interest are the ones related to the human body. In relation to science school, the young Brazilians consider the discipline interesting, although not having preference for it over other disciplines. There is a positive relation to the general subject, both with respect to its importance as to its usefulness. We also observed that young Brazilians have a generally optimistic attitude towards science and technology.

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