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Hurtado, Sylvia; Cabrera, Nolan L.; Lin, Monica H.; Arellano, Lucy; Espinosa, Lorelle L. – Research in Higher Education, 2009
Targeting four institutions with structured science research programs for undergraduates, this study focuses on how underrepresented students experience science. Several key themes emerged from focus group discussions: learning to become research scientists, experiences with the culture of science, and views on racial and social stigma.…
Descriptors: Race, Self Efficacy, Focus Groups, Scientists
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Bannier, Betsy J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
While comprehensive texts, articles, and literature reviews presenting research in the singular arenas of motivation, help-seeking, and online science learning are relatively easy to find, syntheses and interactions between these constructs are lacking. Part I of this review addresses this knowledge gap by drawing together key research from the…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Self Efficacy, Educational Psychology, Student Motivation
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Tolentino, Lisa; Birchfield, David; Megowan-Romanowicz, Colleen; Johnson-Glenberg, Mina C.; Kelliher, Aisling; Martinez, Christopher – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
As emerging technologies become increasingly inexpensive and robust, there is an exciting opportunity to move beyond general purpose computing platforms to realize a new generation of K-12 technology-based learning environments. Mixed-reality technologies integrate real world components with interactive digital media to offer new potential to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Chemistry, Learning Laboratories, Statistical Analysis
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Flaspohler, Molly R.; Rux, Erika M.; Flaspohler, John A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2007
Contemporary undergraduates in the biological sciences have unprecedented access to scientific information. Although many of these students may be savvy technologists, studies from the field of library and information science consistently show that undergraduates often struggle to locate, evaluate, and use high-quality, reputable sources of…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Research Papers (Students), Information Science Education, Student Research
Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…
Descriptors: Professional Education, African American Students, Black Colleges, Social Capital
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Lynch, Annette; Fleming, Wm. Michael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Sexual violence on college campuses is well documented. Prevention education has emerged as an alternative to victim-- and perpetrator--oriented approaches used in the past. One sexual violence prevention education approach focuses on educating and empowering the bystander to become a point of ethical intervention. In this model, bystanders to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Violence, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality
Scruggs, Thomas E., Ed.; Mastropieri, Margo A., Ed. – JAI Press, 2004
Secondary education of students with learning and behavioral disabilities is an issue of great importance. Unlike elementary schools, secondary schools require substantially more independent functioning, assume the effective use of student planning and study skills, and often lack the classes in basic skills needed by some learners. Further, new…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders
Kauffman, James M., Ed.; Hallahan, Daniel P., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Educational Research, Research Design
Gayle, Barbara Mae, Ed.; Preiss, Raymond W., Ed.; Burrell, Nancy, Ed.; Allen, Mike, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2006
This volume offers a systematic review of the literature on communication education and instruction. Making meta-analysis findings accessible and relevant, the editors of this volume approach the topic from the perspective that meta-analysis serves as a useful tool for summarizing experiments and for determining how and why specific teaching and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Classroom Communication, Teacher Effectiveness
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John, E. R.; And Others – Science, 1988
Describes computerized differential classifications of a variety of subtle brain dysfunctions. Provides objective corroboration that may be a useful adjunct to psychiatric diagnoses. Discusses independent criteria for diagnostic validity, evaluation of treatment efficacy and more individualized treatment. Outlines the implications of this…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Computer Graphics, Medical Evaluation, Mental Disorders