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ERIC Number: EJ931158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0006-3568
Training the next Generation of Renaissance Scientists: The GK-12 Ecologists, Educators, and Schools Program at the University of Montana
McBride, Brooke Baldauf; Brewer, Carol A.; Bricker, Mary; Machura, Michael
BioScience, v61 n6 p466-476 Jun 2011
In response to the need to prepare students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, new models of graduate education are being developed across the country. One model is provided by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program, which broadens graduate students' training beyond their traditional research programs. We explored the impact of an ecologically focused GK-12 program at The University of Montana and the broader impacts of a set of other environmental-science-oriented GK-12 programs in the United States. These types of programs are urgently needed to ensure that future leaders of the scientific enterprise are well equipped with the tools to conduct science as skilled collaborators, to address the key interdisciplinary questions that arise from complex environmental challenges facing society, and to better communicate their science with diverse audiences well beyond their scientific peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana; United States