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Merseth, Katherine K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes a Harvard University program where midcareer professionals are being retrained as high school mathematics and science teachers. Factors contributing to the program's success include changing demographics/requirements in secondary schools and participant's desire to share their science knowledge with young people. The program's links to…
Descriptors: Career Change, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Collea, Francis P. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed is the underrepresentation of minorities and women pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees in science and engineering. Two intervention programs are described in detail-Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and the Minority Engineering Program (MEP). (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Disabilities, Engineering Education, Ethnic Groups
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Kurvink, Karen – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is the course content for a class on AIDS. The class focused on outreach, education, information and learning compassion toward people afflicted with the disease. A list of videos and films used in the course is included. (KR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, College Science
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Yager, Robert E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the importance of implementing new approaches in science teaching which will elevate citizen concerns to science-related issues confronting society. Outlines a biology application course designed to counteract current problems in this area. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Content, Educational Research
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Explains the rationale, program specifics and initiatives for the preparation and development of staff, curriculum, instructional support, and research for science education in the United States. Includes total program cost for each. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Education Service Centers, Educational Research
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Paldy, Lester G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes some of the realities associated with engineering careers. Emphasizes the importance of giving students a broader understanding of life as an engineer. Indicates that groups should support research programs to investigate more effective use of trained persons who have been discarded in midcareer. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers
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Stovall, Randall H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed are some of the ways that community colleges may assist school districts and individuals with inservice teacher education. A program at Valencia Community College (FL) is described. Cooperation between the public school and the college is stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Community Colleges, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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Paldy, Lester G., Ed. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the current status and major issues affecting the quality and size of the human resources pool of scientists, engineers, and technical personnel. Indicates the role and strategies the National Science Foundation plans to take to address the deficiences. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Engineering Education
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Gilmer, Penny J.; Rashotte, Michael – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a one-semester interdisciplinary course for upper division undergraduate students. Discussed are keynote speakers, course content, reading materials, evaluation of students, and course modifications. An advertisement for the course and a copy of the course outline are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Kulm, Gerald – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Reports on increased amounts of financial assistance given to Laboratory Cooperative Science Centers, Energy Manpower Development Programs for teacher and student research, and minority institutions. Includes a table indicating programs mandated by Congress and the amount of support funds given. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Energy Management, Engineering, Financial Support