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ERIC Number: EJ824852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Volunteer Scientist-in-the-Classroom Partnership in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Tuschl, Jeannie
Science Scope, v32 n4 p20-25 Dec 2008
In 1897, long before the entertainment industry made Nashville famous with country music and the Grand Ole Opry, the city was known as the "Athens of the South," with numerous institutions of higher learning. A century later, four of Nashville's oldest universities have united to promote science education in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) through the Scientist-in-the Classroom Partnership (SCP). This partnership supports a cadre of science, technology, engineering, and math graduate students who spend two days a week teaching with middle school science teachers. This article describes the benefits of this successful program for students and teachers alike. (Contains 5 figures and 1 online resource.)
National Science Teachers Association. 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782; Fax: 703-243-3924; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A