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ERIC Number: EJ747428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences
Wechsler, Suzanne P.; Whitney, David J.; Ambos, Elizabeth L.; Rodrigue, Christine M.; Lee, Christopher T.; Behl, Richard J.; Larson, Daniel O.; Francis, Robert D.; Hold, Gregory
Journal of Geography, v104 n4 p141-150 2005
An innovative interdisciplinary project at California State University, Long Beach, was designed to increase the attractiveness of the geosciences (physical geography, geology, and archaeology) to underrepresented groups. The goal was to raise awareness of the geosciences by providing summer research opportunities for underrepresented high school and community college students and their faculty. A survey of a larger sample provided insight into strategies for enhancing geoscience awareness. A qualitative evaluation pointed to its success in meeting project goals. This unprecedented level of collaboration had set the groundwork for an institutional shift for inclusion of minorities in the geosciences and warrants replication.
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail: ncge@ncge.org; Web site: http://www.ncge.org/publications/journal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California