Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Spargo, Peter en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Laugksch, Rüdiger Christian en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-04T16:49:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-04T16:49:39Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Laugksch, R. 1996. Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17497
dc.description Bibliography: p. [331]-349. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study was conducted against the background of immediate post-apartheid South Africa in which the social upliftment and improvement of living conditions of all South Africans is regarded as of the highest priority. In a science- and technology-orientated world, science and technology is inextricably linked to this process. The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the level of scientific literacy of matriculants entering tertiary education in the Western Cape for the first time; (b) to describe patterns of scientific literacy levels with respect to selected demographic and other student background variables; and (c) to ascertain which student background variables appear to have the most influence in determining whether matriculants are scientifically literate or not. A survey was deemed to be appropriate for answering the above research questions. Underpinning the study was the development of a pool of scientific literacy test-items, from which a criterion-referenced, reliable, valid, and composite scientific literacy test instrument - the Test of Basic Scientific Literacy - could be constructed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Science - Study and teaching (Higher) - South Africa - Western Cape en_ZA
dc.subject.other Science - Examinations - Design and construction - South Africa - Western Cape en_ZA
dc.subject.other Educational tests and measurements - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Development of a test for scientific literacy and its application in assessing the scientific literacy of matriculants entering universities and technikons in the Western Cape, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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