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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2001;22(1): 177-190.
과학 , 과학자 및 과학활동에 대한 유아의 인식
Children`s Perceptions about Science , Scientists and Scientific Activity
Jung Wha Kim,Boo Kyung Cho
This study examined young Korean children`s perceptions about scientists, kindergarten science and the application of science in their daily lives. An interview questionnaire developed by the researchers and based on Chamber (1983)`s Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST), was administered to 104 five-year-old children. Most of the children (68.2%) saw themselves doing activity-oriented science in kindergarten, but they did not use outside kindergarten for the knowledge and skills they learn in science (70.4%). In general, children recognized scientist as a male working with lab equipment in the laboratory. Although most of children (74.5%) were interested in science, only a few of them (12.5%) hoped to be a scientist in the future. There were significant differences attributable to gender in preference for science; girls showed more interest in science than boys.
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