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ERIC Number: EJ921509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Science and the City: Community Cultural and Natural Resources at the Core of a Place-Based, Science Teacher Preparation Program
Miele, Eleanor A.; Powell, Wayne G.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v40 n2 p40-44 Nov 2010
The departments of Geology and Education at Brooklyn College collaborated with five informal educational institutions in the development of a place-based graduate program for Earth science teachers. The team used "backward design" to develop a program of courses that are thematically structured and use a city-as-lab approach that places community resources at the core of instruction. The program design team was composed of higher education faculty in geology and education, high school science teachers, public school administrators, and informal science educators. The program aims to produce graduates who are prepared to integrate the resources of the city into their teaching. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York