Preservice Elementary Teachers' Images of Clay Scientists
Rule, Audrey C., Cavanaugh, Berislava, Waloven, Valerie, Journal of Geoscience Education
The Draw-A-Scientist test, a popular projective test in use for decades, reveals the drawer's attitudes toward science. This study examined and compared images of "scientists" and "clay scientists" drawn by 87 preservice elementary teachers before and after participating in instruction about the origin of clay minerals and their uses in everyday products. Images of "scientists" shifted from stereotyped white male chemists in lab coats to an increase in persons of color and females engaged in outdoor science. "Clay scientist" images shifted from white males working indoors or outdoors with clay or ceramics to include more females, more everyday clothing, and a broader …
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Publication information: Article title: Preservice Elementary Teachers' Images of Clay Scientists. Contributors: Rule, Audrey C. - Author, Cavanaugh, Berislava - Author, Waloven, Valerie - Author. Journal title: Journal of Geoscience Education. Volume: 55. Issue: 4 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 321+. © National Association of Geoscience Teachers Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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