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Yaffe, Kirsten; Bender, Carol; Sechrest, Lee – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
The immediate benefits of research experiences for undergraduates have been documented. However, little has appeared about the long-term impacts of these experiences on participants' career trajectories and their level of career satisfaction. In addition, many studies of undergraduate research lack a comparison group. This article reports a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Job Satisfaction, Career Development
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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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Impey, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Antonellis, Jessie; Johnson, Elizabeth; King, Courtney – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
First results from a 20-year survey of science knowledge and attitudes toward science among undergraduates are presented. Nearly 10,000 students taking astronomy as part of a general education requirement answered a set of questions that overlap a science literacy instrument administered to the general public by the National Science Foundation.…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Surveys
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Lai, Christine A.; Rivera, Julio C., Jr. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2006
In this article, the authors describe how they use a strategic planning tool known as SWOT as a framework for case analysis, using it to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a public works project intended to enhance regional economic development in Tempe, Arizona. Students consider the project in light of a variety of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Economic Development, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Training Methods
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Lawson, Anton; Benford, Russell; Bloom, Irene; Carlson, Marilyn; Falconer, Kathleen; Hestenes, David; Judson, Eugene; Piburn, Michael; Sawada, Daiyo; Turley, Jeff; Wyckoff, Susan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2002
Reports evaluative data on five courses that have taken part in a curriculum reform effort called the Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (ACEPT). Discusses the effects of those teaching reforms on substantial improvements in student achievement. Includes principles of effective teaching, reformed teaching…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education