From Journal of Research in Science Teaching:

Gonsalves, Rahm, Carvalho (2013). This article describes a case study about scientific beliefs of girls in an after school science program. The researchers found that girls’ beliefs shifted more when they were allowed to contextualize science using their daily experiences as youth, which differs from the traditional processes often used in schools and non-science settings. For the full text of the article, contact Bryn Pernot.