Improving the scientific literacy of Aboriginal students through astronomy

Bhatal, Ragbir (2011) Improving the scientific literacy of Aboriginal students through astronomy. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 679-684.

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Abstract

Seventy per cent of Aboriginal students drop out of school before the end of their secondary school years and very few go on to do science at the Higher School Certificate level. As a result of this statistics reveal that only 0.003% of the 9000 university science graduates in 2005 in Australia were of Aboriginal origin. This paper discusses an astronomy project which seeks to improve the scientific literacy of Aboriginal students so as to motivate them to take up careers in science and engineering.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 06:35
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 06:35
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1606

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