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ERIC Number: EJ964627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Adopting a K-12 Family Model with Undergraduate Research to Enhance STEM Persistence and Achievement in Underrepresented Minority Students
Kendricks, Kimberly; Arment, Anthony
Journal of College Science Teaching, v41 n2 p22-27 Nov 2011
K-12 education has identified an important need for culturally relevant practices among underrepresented minority students in the classroom. Research has shown that minority students perform better in multicultural learning environments that place an emphasis on addressing both the student's social and academic needs. Accordingly, Central State University, a Historically Black University, has adopted a K-12 family model for its Scholars Program (SP). The program consists of six activities for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. SP scholars participate in (1) an academic learning community; (2) a living, learning community; (3) mandatory mentoring; (4) the campus honor's program; (5) professional development workshops and graduate school visits; and (6) STEM research on and off campus. Of the above activities, participating students ranked undergraduate research/internships as having the largest impact on professional preparedness for a STEM career and/or graduate studies. This paper discusses how the family model was implemented in a college environment and its impact. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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