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Ford, Michael J.; Forman, Ellice A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
In this chapter, the authors aim to review recent, sociocultural studies of classroom-based research in science education in light of a sample of practice-based research within the field of science studies. They provide a framework for examining the discipline of science that can also be useful for assessing its impact on students. The framework…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Science Education, Educational Research, Science Instruction
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Vasquez, Olga A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
Scholars, practitioners, and laypeople at one time or another have questioned what learning is and how it can be measured once it is defined. Many use the term interchangeably with growth, change, development, knowledge, education, cognition, or acquisition as it is commonly considered in educational practice. However, most generally assume a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Social Change, Intervention
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Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer A. – Review of Research in Education, 2006
Over the past decade, "out-of-school time" and "after-school programs" have been identified as objects of research, funding, and policy initiatives across federal and state agencies as well as public, private, and nonprofit foundations. The increasing attention to and funding of programs that engage youth outside of the formal…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Enrichment Activities, Academic Achievement, After School Programs