English publications

ROSE publications

Sjøberg, Svein & Schreiner, Camilla (2010). The ROSE project. An overview and key findings.

Jidesjö, Anders; Oscarsson, Magnus; Karlsson, Karl-Göran & Strömdahl, Helge (2009). Science for all or science for some: What Swedish students want to learn about in secondary science and technology and their opinions on science lessons. NorDiNa, 5(2), 213-229.

Oscarsson, Magnus; Jidesjö, Anders; Strömdahl, Helge & Karlsson, Karl-Göran (2009). Science in society or science in school: Swedish secondary school science teachers’ beliefs about science and science lessons in comparison with what their students want to learn. NorDiNa, 5(1), 18-34.

Jidesjö, Anders (2008). Different content orientations in science and technology among primary and secondary boys and girls in Sweden: Implications for the transition from primary to secondary school? NorDiNa, 4(2), 192-208.

Sjøberg, Svein & Schreiner, Camilla (2008). Concerns for the environment. Data from ROSE (The Relevance of Science Education).

Schreiner, Camilla & Sjøberg, Svein. (2007). Science education and youth’s identity construction – two incompatible projects? In D. Corrigan, Dillon, J. & Gunstone, R. (Eds.), The Re-emergence of Values in the Science Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Sjøberg, Svein & Schreiner, Camilla (2007). Perceptions and images of science and science education. M. Claessens (Ed.) Communicating European Research 2005. Dordrecht: Springer.

Schreiner, Camilla. (2006). Exploring a ROSE-garden: Norwegian youth’s orientations towards science – seen as signs of late modern identities. Doctoral thesis, University of Oslo, Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher Education and School Development, Oslo. (Short and long abstract. Contact Camilla if you are interested in a printed version, free of charge.)

Sjøberg, Svein & Schreiner, Camilla. (2006). How do learners in different cultures relate to science and technology? Results and perspectives from the project ROSE (the Relevance of Science Education). APFSLT: Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 7(1), Foreword

Schreiner, Camilla & Sjøberg, Svein. (2005). Empowered for action? How do young people relate to environmental challenges? In S. Alsop (Ed.), Beyond Cartesian Dualism. Encountering affect in the teaching and learning of science. Dordrecht: Springer

Schreiner, Camilla & Sjøberg, Svein (2004). Sowing the seeds of ROSE.  Background, Rationale, Questionnaire Development and Data Collection for ROSE (The Relevance of Science Education) – a comparative study of students’ views of science and science education (pdf) (Acta Didactica 4/2004). Oslo: Dept. of Teacher Education and School Development, University of Oslo.

ROSE participants’ publication


Azizollah Arbabi Sarjou, Asghar Soltani, Kalbasi Afsaneh & Siruos Mahmoudi (2012). A Study of Iranian Students’ Attitude towards Science and Technology, School Science and Environment, Based on the ROSE Project. Journal of Studies in Education. 2(1), 90-103. DOI: 10.5296/jse.v2i1.1438


Cavas, B., Cavas, P., Tekkaya, C., Cakiroglu, J. & Kesercioglu,T. (2009). Turkish Students’ Views on Environmental Challenges with respect to Gender: An Analysis of ROSE Data. Science Education International 20(1-2) 69-78

Chang, S., Yeung, Y. & Cheng, M. (2009). Ninth Graders’ Learning Interests, Life Experiences
and Attitudes Towards Science & Technology.
Journal of Science Education and Technology 18:447-457.


Lavonen, J., Gedrovics, J., Byman, R., Meisalo, V., Juuti, K. & Uitto, A. (2008.) Students’ motivational orientations and career choice in science and technology: A survey in Finland and Latvia. Journal of Baltic Science Education 7(2) 86-103.

Lavonen, J., Byman, R., Uitto, A., Juuti, K., & Meisalo, V. (2008). Students’ Interest and Experiences in Physics and Chemistry related Themes: Reflections based on a ROSE-survey in Finland. Themes in Science and Technology Education 1(1), 7-36


Matthews, Philip. (2007). The Relevance of Science Education in Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.


Anderson, Ishmael Kwesi. (2006). The Relevance of Science Education: As seen by Pupils in Ghanaian Junior Secondary Schools. Doctoral thesis. University of the Western Cape, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.

Anderson, Ishmael K.; Sjøberg, Svein & Mikalsen, Øyvind. (2006). What kinds of science and technology do pupils in Ghanaian junior secondary schools want to learn about? Some results and comparisons based on the international ROSE study. In C. Julie & Mikalsen, Ø. (Eds.), Some Developments in Research in Science and Matehematics Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Cape Town: University of Western Cape (in press).

Jenkins, E.W. (2006) The Student Voice and School Science Education, Studies in Science Education, 42, 49-88.

Jenkins, E.W. and Pell R.G. (2006) “Me and the Environmental Challenges”: A survey of English secondary school students’ attitudes towards the environment. International Journal of Science Education 28(7), 765-780

Jenkins, E.W. (2006) Student opinion in England about science and technology. Research in Science & Technological Education 24(1), 59–68

Jenkins, E.W. and Pell, R.G. (2006) The Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) in England: a summary of findings. Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education, University of Leeds

Kristján Ketill Stefánsson. (2006). ‘I just don’t think it’s me’: A study on the willingness of Icelandic learners to engage in science related issues. Master thesis, University of Oslo, Faculty of Education, Department of Teacher Education and School Development, Oslo.

Trumper, R. (2006). Factors Affecting Junior High School Students’ Interest in Physics. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 15(1), 47-58

Trumper, R. (2006). Factors Affecting Junior High School Students’ Interest in Biology. Science Education International, 17(1), 31-48

Uitto, Anna; Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari & Meisalo, Veijo. (2006). Students’ interest in biology and their out-of-school experiences, Journal of Biology Education 40(3):124-129.


Jenkins, Edgar W. (2005). Important but not for me: students’ attitudes towards secondary school science in England. Research in Science & Technological Education, 23(1), 41-57.

Lavonen, Jari; Byman, Reijo; Juuti, Kalle; Meisalo, Veijo & Uitto, Anna. (2005). Pupil Interest in Physics: A Survey in Finland. Nordina(2).

Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle; Uitto, Anna; Meisalo, Veijo & Byman, Reijo. (2005). Attractiveness of Science Education in the Finnish Comprehensive School (pdf). In A. Manninen, Miettinen, K. & Kiviniemi, K. (Eds.), Research Findings on Young People’s Perceptions of Technology and Science Education. Mirror results and good practice. Helsinki: Technology Industries of Finland.

Uitto, Anna; Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari & Meisalo, Veijo. (2005). Is pupils´ interest in biology related to their out-of-school experiences? Trends in biology education research in the new biology era: a selection of papers presented at the Vth Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology (ERIDOB), September 21st – 25th 2004, Patras – Greece: 305-316.


Ogawa, Masakata & Shimode, Shoko. (2004). Three distinctive groups among Japanese students in terms of their school science. Preference: from preliminary analysis of Japanese data of an international survey “The Relevance of Science Education” (ROSE) (pdf)Journal of Science Education in Japan, 28(4).