Perspectives on the nature of science from a group of students attending predominantly Hispanic West Texas high school

Cameron King Wilson, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The United States is falling far behind the rest of the world in its ability to fulfill its needs for qualified workers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Hispanic population is now the largest minority in the United States but is proportionally underrepresented in the STEM fields today. It is shown that students who have a good understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) are far more likely to be interested in science which may lead to an interest in careers in STEM fields. There is very little if any research identifying Hispanic high school students' view of the nature of science. Analyzing Hispanic high school students' perception of the nature of science will increase the body of knowledge of Hispanic high school students. ^

Subject Area

Anthropology, Cultural|Education, Educational Psychology|Education, Secondary|Hispanic American Studies

Recommended Citation

Wilson, Cameron King, "Perspectives on the nature of science from a group of students attending predominantly Hispanic West Texas high school" (2014). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1583962.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1583962

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