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Friday, January 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Mitigating the Effect of Family Background on Students' Science Aspirations (224)

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This study, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at how students from disadvantaged backgrounds can be encouraged to study post-compulsory chemistry. We found that student motivation, good teaching and participation in extra-curricular activities can mitigate the effect of family background in developing science aspirations amongst disadvantaged students.

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Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College. The former Director of Education at the Royal Society... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
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