ERIC Number: EJ881423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
A Call for a New Geoscience Education Research Agenda
Lewis, Elizabeth B.; Baker, Dale R.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v47 n2 p121-129 Feb 2010
A lack of qualified teachers and low enrollment in the geosciences exist at both secondary and tertiary levels in the United States. Consequently, it is unlikely that students will be able to achieve scientific literacy without an increase in both of these populations. To address these problems, we pose research questions, highlight sociocultural theories, and provide examples of other science education research as possible avenues by which to explore these related problems. We argue that such research studies are necessary to inform science education policy and advance national scientific literacy.
Descriptors: Earth Science, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Educational Research, Social Theories, Research Needs, Educational Change, Equal Education, Research Methodology, Action Research, Socioeconomic Status, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Women Faculty, Educational Policy
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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