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The scientific literacy of Australian students

Malcolm J. Rosier

The scientific literacy of Australian students

science achievement of students in Australian primary and lower secondary schools

by Malcolm J. Rosier

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Published by Australian Council for Educational Research in Hawthorn, Vic., Australia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Australia -- Evaluation.,
    • Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia -- Evaluation.,
    • Academic achievement -- Australia -- Evaluation.,
    • Academic achievement -- Australia -- Statistics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementMalcolm J. Rosier, Diana K. Banks.
      SeriesACER research monograph ;, no. 39
      ContributionsBanks, Diana K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLB1585.5.A8 R67 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 229 p. :
      Number of Pages229
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1611408M
      ISBN 100864310692
      LC Control Number91151124
      OCLC/WorldCa23721005


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