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McLeod, Joyce; Kilpatrick, Kay M. – Educational Leadership, 2001
Science centers and children's museums, such as the New York Hall of Science and the Orlando (Florida) Science Center, offer rich programs linked to students' classroom learning and provide an informal, inquiry-based setting for exploring major concepts. School/museum partnerships can further teachers' and students' lifelong learning progress.…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Hands on Science
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Saeki, Akihiko; Ujiie, Akiko; Tsukihashi, Masami – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2001
Describes a cross-curricular mathematics and physics course offered at Kanazawa Technical College in Japan. The course facilitates students' understanding of the connection between mathematics and physics through hands-on activities. Outlines the advantages of the cross-curricular approach, including students' increased levels of interest in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
Cartwright, Hugh M. – 2000
Describes the structure of the chemistry honors school at Oxford University that involves a yearlong research period. The research experiences provide students with first hand experience in the development of scientific understanding and experience with the scientific method. The paper examines whether such extended undergraduate research is…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Higher Education, International Studies, Program Evaluation
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Desjean-Perrotta, Blanche; Buehler, Deborah – Childhood Education, 2000
Project Texas is a professional development program for K-8 teachers from districts serving underrepresented populations in order to develop teacher knowledge of Texas' eco-regions. The program provides a meaningful context modeling integration of field experiences, investigative activities, problem-solving strategies, and cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Models, Professional Development
Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, New York, NY. – 1991
This report is about the serious shortcomings in U.S. math and science education, and what the federal government can and should do in order to play a much more effective role in the national effort to remedy those shortcomings. The task force responsible for this document believes that math and science education should receive priority attention…
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Lee, Beth S.; And Others – 1990
In 1989, the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)/Minority Engineering Program (MEP) was initiated at American River College. The MESA/MEP program recruits Black, Hispanic, and Native American students and provides assistance, encouragement, and enrichment programs to help them succeed in the fields of mathematics, engineering,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Students, College Mathematics, Community Colleges
McIntyre, Patrick J.; Walton, Karen Doyle – 1990
This is a report of a model resource center for science and mathematics teachers which is committed to developing excellence in mathematics, science, and computer learning. Long-range goals of the center include: providing inservice workshops to 500 or more teachers per year on campus; an equivalent amount of instruction off-campus; to provide…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Technology
Shafer, Janet L., Ed. – 1979
This report presents a replicable model for developing a magnet school based on the planning of the Dallas Independent School District's Science and Technology Magnet High School. The model is based on Malcolm Provus' process called "Discrepancy Evaluation," designed as a guide for public school programs to describe the discrepancy between…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Educational Research
Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Evaluation and Research. – 1979
The results of an assessment of science performance of students enrolled in grades 4, 8 and 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 are reported. Separate panels interpreted the results for each grade level, and, based on these interpretations, four general recommendations were proposed to improve science education. In addition to a summary of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Levine, Dana – Engineering Education, 1984
Lists objectives of a four-week summer program (Females in Engineering, Methods, Motivation, Experience) designed to attract ninth-grade females to science and engineering careers. Also discusses program content and strategies and results of student and parent evaluation of the 1983 program. (JN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Engineering, Engineering Education, Females
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Physics Today, 1980
Summarizes the report, "Science and Engineering Education for the 1980s and Beyond," prepared by the National Science Foundation in response to a request by President Carter. Addresses the numbers and quality of professional personnel and technical illiteracy of most high school and college graduates. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Engineering Education
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Jensen, Murray S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1996
Describes how a cooperative learning environment can be created in the anatomy and physiology laboratory through the use of cooperative quizzes. Includes a brief introduction to the pedagogical theory behind cooperative learning and an evaluation of the effectiveness of quizzes compared with more traditional methods. (Author/PVD)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biological Sciences, Case Studies, Cooperative Learning
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Singley, Mark K.; Taft, Hessy L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1995
Discusses the potential role of technology in evaluating learning outcomes in large-scale, widespread science assessments. Describes current state-of-the-art techniques in this area and looks at the past and future uses of technology in large-scale science assessments. (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barinaga, Marcia – Science, 1990
Described is a two-year course for non-college-bound high school students called Principles of Technology. The goals, design, and units of the course are discussed. Criticism of the course is reviewed. (CW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Noncollege Bound Students
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Atkinson, Richard C. – Science, 1990
Projections are analyzed for the future supply and demand of scientists and engineers. The demographics of the college-age population combined with estimates of the percentage of students who will pursue careers in science and engineering indicate significant shortfalls between the supply and demand for the next several decades. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Demand Occupations, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns
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