Science, technology, and society (STS) issues: A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen

Mohammed Yousef Mai, Lilia Halim, Ruhizan Mohammed Yaseen, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the results of a survey of secondary school students in Sana'a city regarding Science, Technology, and Society (STS) issues. Firstly, the chapter reviews the literature in order to seek for STS issues that should be infused into the science curriculum in Yemen. Secondly, it reports the results of the survey ranking Science, Technology, and Society issues. A valid and reliable questionnaire containing STS issues is administered to a sample of 418 students from 14 schools in Sana'a city. The results of the study reveal that the most salient issues that must be infused into the science curriculum are human health and disease, water supplies, air pollution, and energy shortages. Comparing the mean scores of males and female students, the results show significant differences in 5 themes. Implications for research and development in science education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities
PublisherIGI Global
Pages203-212
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781466661035, 146666102X, 9781466661028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2014

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Mai, M. Y., Halim, L., Yaseen, R. M., & Meerah, T. S. M. (2014). Science, technology, and society (STS) issues: A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen. In Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities (pp. 203-212). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6102-8.ch011

Science, technology, and society (STS) issues : A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen. / Mai, Mohammed Yousef; Halim, Lilia; Yaseen, Ruhizan Mohammed; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd.

Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities. IGI Global, 2014. p. 203-212.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mai, MY, Halim, L, Yaseen, RM & Meerah, TSM 2014, Science, technology, and society (STS) issues: A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen. in Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities. IGI Global, pp. 203-212. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6102-8.ch011
Mai MY, Halim L, Yaseen RM, Meerah TSM. Science, technology, and society (STS) issues: A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen. In Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities. IGI Global. 2014. p. 203-212 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6102-8.ch011
Mai, Mohammed Yousef ; Halim, Lilia ; Yaseen, Ruhizan Mohammed ; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd. / Science, technology, and society (STS) issues : A survey of secondary students in Sana'a, Yemen. Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities. IGI Global, 2014. pp. 203-212
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