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ERIC Number: EJ1164604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1089-9995
Increasing Diversity in the Geosciences: Recruitment Programs and Student Self-Efficacy
Baber, Lorenzo D.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Colbeck, Carol; Furman, Tanya
Journal of Geoscience Education, v58 n1 p32-42 Jan 2010
Using a conceptual framework constructed around self-efficacy, this study explores specific recruitment programs that may contribute to the development of self-efficacy for students of color in the geosciences. This mixed methods study of geoscience education includes quantitative analysis of the Summer Experience in Earth and Mineral Science Program and qualitative analysis of the Summer Research Opportunity Program. Findings identify programmatic components that fostered self-efficacy, thus contributing to students? continued interest in careers in geoscience. This study has potential implications for higher education institutions interested in cultivating programs that attract, support, and retain students of color through various stages of the geoscience education pipeline.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Carleton College W-SERC, One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057. Tel: 540-568-6675; Fax: 540-568-8058; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Grant or Contract Numbers: GEO0503521