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Swarat, Su; Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Lawrence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
The Gateway Science Workshop is a peer-facilitated, problem-focused program designed to improve student retention in the sciences. This article discusses its development, implementation, and efficacy, which is demonstrated by higher retention of workshop students in the course sequences. Evidence suggests that the program has particular benefits…
Descriptors: Workshops, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Born, Wendi K.; Revelle, William; Pinto, Lawrence H. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Describes a two-year quasi-experiment evaluating the effect of peer-led workshop groups on the performance of minority and majority undergraduate biology students. Suggests that elevated anxiety related to class performance may increase willingness to participate in activities such as workshop interventions. (Contains 53 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Biology, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)