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written by Jrène Rahm and P. Charbonneau
The Draw-A-Scientist Test is an assessment tool devised to explore and measure children's stereotypical views of scientists. We administered this test to a group of 49 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in a teacher certification program. While this was originally intended as a purely pedagogical exercise, we were struck by the degree to which the drawings so produced resembled, in stereotypical content, those usually produced by children. This suggests that stereotypes of science and scientists formed during childhood, presumably via the influence of the media, remain largely unaffected by the subsequent passage through high school and college, despite the fact that numerous real-life figures of science teachers and scientists are presumably encountered throughout those formative years. We argue that this state of affairs has subtle and far reaching consequences, and is worthy of our collective attention. ©1997 American Association of Physics Teachers.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 65, Issue 8, Pages 774-778
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J. Rahm and P. Charbonneau, Am. J. Phys. 65 (8), 774 (1997), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18647).
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J. Rahm and P. Charbonneau, Probing stereotypes through students' drawings of scientists, Am. J. Phys. 65 (8), 774 (1997), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18647>.
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Rahm, J., & Charbonneau, P. (1997, August 1). Probing stereotypes through students' drawings of scientists. Am. J. Phys., 65(8), 774-778. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18647
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Rahm, Jrène, and P. Charbonneau. "Probing stereotypes through students' drawings of scientists." Am. J. Phys. 65, no. 8, (August 1, 1997): 774-778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18647 (accessed 15 December 2017).
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Rahm, Jrène, and P. Charbonneau. "Probing stereotypes through students' drawings of scientists." Am. J. Phys. 65.8 (1997): 774-778. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18647>.
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