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Trautmann, Nancy M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
The traditional presumption in higher education that subject-matter knowledge is sufficient for effective teaching is breaking down. One cause of this change is the growing knowledge about how people learn, a consequence of which is a heightened focus on student-centered teaching practices. Another is the increasing diversity of students seeking…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Rote Learning
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Buck, Gayle A.; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra; Lu, Yun; Cerda-Lizarraga, Particia – Science Education, 2008
Women remain underrepresented in science professions. Studies have shown that students are more likely to select careers when they can identify a role model in that career path. Further research has shown that the success of this strategy is enhanced by the use of gender-matched role models. While prior work provides insights into the value of…
Descriptors: Careers, Feminism, Role Models, Women Scientists
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Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, Self Concept, Research Universities
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Bledsoe, Karen E.; Shieh, Ruey; Park, Young-Shin; Gummer, Edith – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2004
Partnerships between scientists and teachers are an important focus of the current reform in science education. This study examined the roles and the dynamics of interactions in an NSF-funded Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) project. Data sources included interviews with teachers, fellows, and students at eight K-12 schools.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scientists, Role Perception, Science Education