A comparison of scientific epistemological views between mainland China and Taiwan high school students

Ching Sing Chai, Feng Deng, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

This study investigates the similarities and differences between high school students from Taiwan and China in terms of their scientific epistemological views. In addition, the effects of age and gender on scientific epistemological views were also examined. The results indicate that the students from these two localities, which signify two similar yet different cultures, are substantially different in five out of the six dimensions. Age and gender were also found to have significant effects in some dimensions. Implications for future research were discussed at the end of the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High school students
  • Scientific epistemological views
  • Sociocultural environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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