ERIC Number: EJ811942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
"Not Like a Regular Science Class": Informal Science Education for Students with Disabilities
Melber, Leah M.; Brown, Kayla D.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v82 n1 p35-39 Sep-Oct 2008
For many reasons, students with disabilities are not as thoroughly represented in science careers as are their nondisabled peers. In this case study, the authors explore the effects an informal education program focused on environmental science and delivered to college-bound students with disabilities had on comfort level with science and interest in science careers. Results indicate that the informal nature of the program was well-received and increased individuals' confidence in their science ability. The authors present suggestions for translating this experience into a traditional classroom setting.
Descriptors: Science Careers, Informal Education, Science Interests, Disabilities, Science Instruction, Special Needs Students, Secondary School Science, College Bound Students, Teaching Methods, High School Students, College Preparation, Hands on Science
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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