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Otero, Valerie K.; Meltzer, David E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Although much has been said and written about the value of using the history of science in teaching science, relatively little is available to guide educators in the various science disciplines through the educational history of their own discipline. Through a discipline-specific approach to a course on the history of science education in the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational History, Education Courses, Educational Change
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Tomasko, David L.; Ridgway, Judith S.; Waller, Rocquel J.; Olesik, Susan V. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Retention of students to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major has been studied for four cohorts participating in a summer bridge program supported by the National Science Foundation. Students participated in a 6-week program prior to their first term of enrollment at a research-intensive land grant university. Comparisons…
Descriptors: STEM Education, First Generation College Students, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Ellerton, Sharon; Carmona, Naydu; Tsimounis, Areti – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
There is an urgent need to increase K-12 science knowledge and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) preparedness for college. State and national data suggest a strong correlation between student performance in STEM subjects and student socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. Queensborough Community College (QCC) is situated…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Honors Curriculum, Service Learning
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King, Barbara – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
This study examines the within-field persistence rates of physical science/engineering (PS/E) students compared with those of students in life science, business, social science, education, and humanities. The data are drawn from a nationally representative sample of college matriculates and include students' high school and college transcript…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Career Choice, Academic Records
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Hutchinson-Anderson, Kelly; Johnson, Kaileigh; Craig, Paul A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
The authors examined college students' perceptions about their middle school and high school preparation for college science courses as well as what led them to study or not study science in college. Analysis of a survey using mixed methods revealed that the more laboratory techniques students felt proficient in conducting and the more science AP…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, College Preparation
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Knowlton, Sarah; Fogleman, Jay; Reichsman, Frieda; de Oliveira, Glenisson – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
This article reports on the potential of higher education science faculty involvement in a K-12 scientist-teacher partnership as a source of faculty professional development.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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McCarthy, Deborah Louise – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is a national instructional priority. As part of Southeastern Louisiana University's STEM Outreach Initiative, funded by a Shell Oil Company Foundation grant to raise interest in STEM-related activities, teacher candidates were given the opportunity to leave their classroom to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Fairs, Learning Activities, Experiential Learning
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Bonney, Kevin M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This article describes an interrupted case study that intersperses information about diffusion and osmosis with content review and knowledge application questions, as well as a simple experiment that can be conducted without the use of a laboratory. The case study was developed for use in an introductory undergraduate biology course. The case…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts
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Herreid, Clyde Freeman; Schiller, Nancy A.; Herreid, Ky F.; Wright, Carolyn B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This article discusses the results of a survey that was posted for those who regularly peruse the website of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS). Faculty members were asked about their use of case studies and videos in their General Biology classrooms. The results are enlightening because General Biology is arguably the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Video Technology
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Lukes, Laura A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Dual-enrollment (DE) science courses offer a way to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pipeline between high school and college. These courses offer high school students the opportunity to experience college science in a more supported environment, allowing them to adjust to the different academic and social demands…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Program Implementation, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Schuster, Dwight – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
The belief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education initiatives have the potential to stimulate both regional and national economies has prompted policy makers and funding agencies to revisit how STEM teachers are recruited, prepared, and retained. This article investigates the impact of a unique prescholarship…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Certification, Internship Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Zhang, Dake; Parker, Loran Carleton; Bessenbacher, Ann; Childress, Amy; Burgess, Wilella Daniels – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
Extant and emerging literature on undergraduate research experiences (UREs) focuses on the identification of their benefits to student participants. However, a notable limitation in these studies results from little or no examination of the processes through which UREs influence student career decisions and education aspirations. This study offers…
Descriptors: Credentials, Career Choice, Graduate Study, Undergraduate Study
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Kubitskey, Beth; Rutherford, Sandra; Wylo, Bonnie; Liggit, Peggy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
In this paper, we discuss how a community of scholars came together to create assessments across science departments for the initial teacher preparation program in secondary science teaching. The steps of the process taken to meet accreditation standards are described, as well as some surprising findings from our road trip down the path of…
Descriptors: Science Departments, Science Instruction, College Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Talanquer, Vicente; Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Education Courses, Natural Sciences, Science Teachers