ERIC Number: EJ1033430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
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DBER and STEM Education Reform: Are We up to the Challenge?
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v51 n6 p809-819 Aug 2014
The extent and quality of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) at the post-secondary level have grown substantially in recent years. Associated research findings are central to current reform efforts to transform science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in colleges and universities across the United States. The increased visibility of DBER efforts creates opportunities and challenges that should be carefully analyzed. In this contribution, I reflect on critical issues that need to be considered and addressed in advancing the fields of DBER, using the articles included in this Special Issue of the "Journal of Research in Science Teaching" to ground the discussion.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intellectual Disciplines, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education, Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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