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ERIC Number: EJ894473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 24
A Critical Analysis of Faculty-Developed Urban K-12 Science Outreach Programs
Miranda, Rommel J.; Hermann, Ronald S.
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v7 n1 p109-114 Sum 2010
In this article, the authors provide an overview and critically analyze three successful faculty-developed urban K-12 science outreach programs. They consider a successful outreach program as one that has been sustained for at least five years after initial funding, and has provided empirically-based research findings from the program. Additionally, the authors review each program from these three vantage points: (1) broader impacts on students and teachers; (2) program structure for participants; and (3) program assessment. The authors offer recommendations to help guide other higher education faculty interested in developing K-12 science outreach programs in urban settings. More specifically, this article seeks to determine answers to these questions: (1) What are the broader impacts of faculty-developed K-12 science outreach programs on teachers and students in urban school settings?; (2) How are faculty-developed K-12 science outreach programs structured specifically for teachers and students in urban school settings?; and (3) How are faculty-developed urban K-12 science outreach programs assessed?
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Evaluation Methods, Outreach Programs, Criticism, Program Effectiveness, Faculty, Science Programs, Science Education, Program Evaluation, Geology, Earth Science, High School Students, Summer Programs, Secondary School Science, Faculty Development
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://urbanedjournal.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; New York