Committee Observations

This instrument does not, nor is it intended to, assess higher order thinking. However, by assessing teachers’ attitudes about engineering, the survey does convey a general sense of how effective teachers might be at encouraging student technological literacy. If teachers’ attitudes indicate inaccurate perceptions of engineering, it is unlikely they will be able to teach effectively technology-related concepts and skills or provide sound advice to students about opportunities for technology-related careers.

Eurobarometer: Europeans, Science and Technology

Background

Sponsor/Creator

European Union (EU) Directorate-General for Press and Communication

Purpose

Monitor changes in public views of science and technology to assist decision making by policy makers

What is measured

Opinions about science and technology

Target population

People 15 years and older in the EU

Item format

Survey

Sample size

16,029 people in all 14 EU member states

Frequency of administration

Surveys on various topics conducted regularly since 1973; this poll was taken in May/June of 2001

Availability

http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/press/2001/pr0612en-report.pdf



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