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Mead, N.; Sandene, B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
Knowledge of economics is important for individuals to function effectively as citizens in an increasingly connected world economy. Economic literacy includes understanding how economies and markets work, what the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence are, and that people have to make choices because resources are…
Descriptors: Economics Education, National Competency Tests, Grade 12, Gender Differences
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Mead, N.; Grigg, W.; Moran, R.; Kuang, M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Since 2005, the National Indian Education Study (NIES) has provided educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the background and academic performance of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. This report, the second in a two-part series based on the 2009 NIES survey,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Grade 4
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Mead, Ralph N.; Seaton, Pamela J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Isolation and identification of organic compounds is a necessary skill chemistry students must be able to do with proficiency. In this upper-level undergraduate laboratory, students isolate bisphenol-A (BPA; 4-4'-isopropylidenediphenol) from water using solid-phase extraction (SPE) followed by derivatization with analysis by GC-MS. The students…
Descriptors: College Science, Science Instruction, Water, Scientific Principles