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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
Burns, Richard L.; And Others – 1971
A series of case studies of graduate admissions and fellowship selection policies and procedures is presented, representing several kinds of graduate schools (such as large, small, public, private, established, emerging, more and less centralized). The following six graduate schools were visited for three days by members of the Graduate Record…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, Case Studies
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DeBord, Larry W.; Millner, Steven M. – Equity and Excellence, 1993
Presents the case study of the educational experiences of African-American graduate students at the University of Mississippi using information from a survey responded to by 158 graduate students. At this university, nonservice fellowships and tuition waivers are offered to African-American graduate students. Results highlight differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Black Students, Case Studies