This paper presents the results of the international project The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) 1  on a national scale in Brazil. The project seeks to find young people’s interest in science, technology, environmental problems, science classes and biological evolution.About 40 countries participated in ROSE. The ROSE material may illuminate a range of important discussions in the science education community, for example issues such as curricular content versus student’s interests, students’ disenchantment with their science classes and others (SJØBERG and SCHREINER, 2005; SCHREINER and SJØBERG, 2004). The national data was obtained from 84 schools and 2,365 students from all Brazilian states. Some data of this study are presented here.

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Opinions of Brazilian students about science and technology, environmental issues and evolution
Results of a national study

Ana Maria Santos-Gouw   Faculdade de Educação, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Helenadja Mota Rios Pereira   Faculdade de Educação, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Mariana Antonieta Barreto do Prado   Faculdade de Educação, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Nelio Bizzo   Faculdade de Educação, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

This paper presents the results of the international project The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) 1  on a national scale in Brazil. The project seeks to find young people’s interest in science, technology, environmental problems, science classes and biological evolution.About 40 countries participated in ROSE. The ROSE material may illuminate a range of important discussions in the science education community, for example issues such as curricular content versus student’s interests, students’ disenchantment with their science classes and others (SJØBERG and SCHREINER, 2005; SCHREINER and SJØBERG, 2004). The national data was obtained from 84 schools and 2,365 students from all Brazilian states. Some data of this study are presented here.

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