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Stiles, Katherine; Mundry, Susan; DiRanna, Kathy – WestEd, 2017
In response to the need to develop leaders to guide the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided funding to WestEd to develop a framework that defines the leadership knowledge and actions needed to effectively implement the NGSS. The development of the framework entailed…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Standard Setting, Science Education
National Academies Press, 2012
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Alignment (Education)
Pinheiro, Romulo, Ed.; Benneworth, Paul, Ed.; Jones, Glen A., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, scholars from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Role of Education, International Education
Drew, David E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
One study after another shows American students ranking behind their international counterparts in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and math. Business people such as Bill Gates warn that this alarming situation puts the United States at a serious disadvantage in the high-tech global marketplace of the twenty-first century, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economic Development, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Palmer, Robert T.; Davis, Ryan J.; Thompson, Tiffany – Journal of College Student Development, 2010
In the current postindustrial era, increasing the number of minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critically important for the United States' economic growth and its position in the global marketplace. Given the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 projection that the population of minorities is expected to increase by…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Black Colleges, Minority Groups, African American Students
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Litzinger, Thomas A.; Koubek, Richard J.; Wormley, David N. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2009
One of the most important elements in achieving significant curricular and pedagogical innovation is creating a climate that promotes and acknowledges the contributions of those who engage in these efforts. It is critical that this climate be systemic, existing at the department, college, and university levels. In the past few years, the view that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
Carroll, Becky; Smith, Anita; Castori, Pam – Inverness Research, 2009
The Exploratorium is home to XTech, a science education program which began in 2006 and was primarily funded by a three-year National Science Foundation grant (Award # 05-25217) through its ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) initiative. XTech provided project-based afterschool activities in science, engineering,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Field Trips, Summative Evaluation, Outreach Programs
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund, 2009
The Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center (VERTEC) was established in 1988 to increase females' access to, and opportunities in, vocational education programs that are nontraditional for their gender. The research, technical assistance and advocacy that has been provided by VERTEC staff over the last 21 years has established a…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination, Vocational Education
National Academies Press, 2010
"Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty" presents new and surprising findings about career differences between female and male full-time, tenure-track, and tenured faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics at the nation's top research universities. Much of this…
Descriptors: Productivity, Tenure, Gender Differences, Research Universities
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008
This 21st Century Skills Map is the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has issued this map for the core subject of Science.
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Science Education, Skill Development, Critical Thinking
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai; Bloom, Dara; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
This guidebook has been developed to support and coordinate efforts across Pennsylvania to increase the connections between farms and schools. It is written for schools and school districts--and especially for food service directors, teachers, administrators, school nurses, and school health and wellness committees. It is also written for farmers…
Descriptors: Food Service, Guides, School Community Relationship, Agricultural Occupations
Hann, Leslie Werstein – District Administration, 2008
From national initiatives that aim to broadly reform education to local efforts to pair children with tutors, corporations are increasingly involved with schools. The idea of business-school relationships is not new. However, the confluence of several powerful currents--corporate advocacy on education policy, cash-strapped public schools,…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Corporations
US Department of Education, 2006
This guide presents information on the procedures for peer review of grant applications. It begins with an overview of the review process for grant application submission and review. The review process includes: (1) pre-submission procedures that enable the Institute to plan for specific review sessions; (2) application processing procedures; (3)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grants, Grantsmanship, Eligibility
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Bush, S. D.; Pelaez, N. J.; Rudd, J. A.; Stevens, M. T.; Williams, K. S.; Allen, D. E.; Tanner, K. D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2006
In this article, the authors highlight an issue in science education facing many university and college science departments: hiring faculty who can bring to the department specialized expertise in science education. To begin to address this issue, a collaborative team of tenure-track faculty--all of whom are primarily trained in science and have…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Science Departments, Science Education, College Faculty
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