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ERIC Number: EJ851868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3277
Divergent Views: Teacher and Professor Perceptions about Pre-College Factors that Influence College Science Success
Schwartz, Marc S.; Hazari, Zahra; Sadler, Philip M.
Science Educator, v17 n1 p18-35 Spr 2008
Interview data from secondary and postsecondary science instructors explored their in-depth views on preparing students for college science. Professors expressed a high level of consensus concerning two factors: general student skills and mathematics preparation. Teachers, who expressed lower levels of consensus, did agree on the importance of mathematics, but also highlighted a variety of factors that promote active pedagogy in the classroom as well as the importance of technology, textbooks, other materials, and assessments. Given this divergence, the authors explored the research supporting the value of these factors as well as highlighted possible strategies for narrowing the gap. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A