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The Level of Scientific Literacy in a Sample of Pre-Tertiary Education Students in Saudi Arabia

Show simple item record Bakhash, Halah Taha 2018-08-02T07:02:53Z 2018-08-02T07:02:53Z 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1726-5231
dc.description.abstract This study treats the topic of scientific literacy in its broad context; in this vein, the researcher has outlined the concept of science literacy and the necessity of using the approach in science education programmes with occasional references to the American experience in this context. The paper reviews the documents and standards meted out to form the framework for using science literacy in science education programmes from preschool to university and adult education levels. It also has identified the different perspectives of science literacy and the levels of science literacy in science education reforms with highlights on the characteristics of scientifically literate citizens. Highlights of the paper include how science literacy could function as the basis for reorienting science education curriculum so that science literacy objectives may be achieved in formal schooling. The paper reports on a questionnaire study done on a sample of pre-tertiary education students in Saudi Arabia to check their scientific literacy level. The study noted that females outstripped males in their levels of scientific literacy and the students of science outperformed the students of arts. Implications of the results and suggestions for further research have been included. en_US
dc.language.iso ar en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
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dc.subject scientific literacy
dc.subject pre-tertiary
dc.subject education students
dc.subject Saudi Arabia
dc.subject التنور العلمي
dc.subject التعليم قبل الجامعي
dc.subject المملكة العربية السعودية
dc.title The Level of Scientific Literacy in a Sample of Pre-Tertiary Education Students in Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 05
dc.issue 01
dc.source.title Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JEPS

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