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Johnson, Joel D.; Starobin, Soko S.; Santos Laanan, Frankie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This study confirmed appropriate measurement model fit for a theoretical model, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) vocational choice (STEM-VC) model. This model identified factors that successfully predicted a student's vocational choice decision to pursue a STEM degree for Latina/o and White community college students.…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Two Year College Students
Powell, Terry – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose for this study was to find an assessment that is currently being used and is a common assessment familiar to others within the Brick-and-mortar classroom and transform that assessment for use within the online learning environment. By using assessments, teachers can measure whether or not students are learning what it is they are…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Traxler, Adrienne; Brewe, Eric – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2015
We report on seven years of attitudinal data using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey from University Modeling Instruction (UMI) sections of introductory physics at Florida International University. University Modeling Instruction is a curricular and pedagogical transformation of introductory university physics that engages…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Attitudes, Introductory Courses, College Students
Borman, Kathryn M., Ed.; Tyson, Will, Ed.; Halperin, Rhoda H., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Based on research conducted in a three-year, mixed-method, multi-site National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Project, this book offers a comprehensive look into how engineering department culture and climate impacts the successful retention of female and under-represented…
Descriptors: Universities, Engineering Education, Minority Group Students, Urban Education
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Brewe, Eric; Traxler, Adrienne; de la Garza, Jorge; Kramer, Laird H. – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2013
We report on a multiyear study of student attitudes measured with the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey in calculus-based introductory physics taught with the Modeling Instruction curriculum. We find that five of six instructors and eight of nine sections using Modeling Instruction showed significantly improved attitudes from pre-…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, Physics, Modeling (Psychology)