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ERIC Number: ED375001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 39
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Scenes from a Science Classroom: An Enrichment Program Experience.
Brownstein, Erica M.; Destino, Thomas
To increase the representation of African Americans in science fields, potential candidates must have positive personal science experiences. Even with recent reforms, most students in the United States have a limited exposure to science experiences, especially African American students. One approach to addressing this problem has been to offer science enrichment programs for African Americans, as in Atlanta's Saturday Science Academy. The science experiences gained at this program are obtained through laboratory experiments and social interaction. Laboratory experiences enable the students to encounter science in a hands-on manner, use science equipment, question the world around them, and succeed in reaching attainable goals. The social experiences include attending the program at an historically Black university where African American children can interact with other African American students with similar interests. This document is a case study that discusses the science aspect of the Saturday Science Academy and examines how the Academy establishes an environment which supports positive lab and social experiences for African American students (n=24). (Author/ZWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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