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Research data: SCIENCE
South African learner achievement remains poor, despite large investment in schooling over the last two decades. Literature and research fin...
2016 Does it matter whether students enjoy learning science?: exploring student attitudes towards science in South Africa
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2016 Science engagement framework and youth into science strategy: science awareness spaces in South Africa
This report explores the spaces which exist for the promotion of science awareness in South Africa. Many of the identified spaces also provi...Download this report
2015 Science awareness, attitudes and astronomy: continuity and changes: South African Social Attitudes Survey 2013
A 2009 study for the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) reviewed research in this area undertaken in South...