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Ballen, Cissy J.; Wieman, Carl; Salehi, Shima; Searle, Jeremy B.; Zamudio, Kelly R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Efforts to retain underrepresented minority (URM) students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have shown only limited success in higher education, due in part to a persistent achievement gap between students from historically underrepresented and well-represented backgrounds. To test the hypothesis that active learning…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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DiBenedetto, Maria K.; Bembenutty, Hefer – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The present study examined associations between changes in students' science self-efficacy and self-regulated learning strategies and their relation to science achievement. Influences of gender, ethnicity, and childhood and adolescent socialization experiences were also examined. The variables were consistent with Bandura's social cognitive…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Science Education, Public Colleges
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Gropen, Jess; Kook, Janna F.; Hoisington, Cindy; Clark-Chiarelli, Nancy – Early Education and Development, 2017
Young children are able to benefit from early science teaching but many preschool teachers have not had opportunities to deepen their own understanding of science or to develop their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in relation to specific science topics and concepts. This study presents the results of efficacy research on Foundations of…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development, Science Instruction
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Adams, Jennifer D.; Gupta, Preeti; Cotumaccio, Alix – Afterschool Matters, 2014
Out-of-school time (OST) science programs, such as the Lang Science Program, play an important role in influencing the trajectory of science learning for many young people. OST programs are especially important for students from groups underrepresented in science, who, more often than not, attend schools with inadequate science education…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Science Education, STEM Education, Career Development
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Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony; Narula, Stuti – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
Community engagement is a common course in college curricula of computer science and information systems. In this study, the authors analyze the benefits of digital storytelling, in a course engaging college students with high school students with disabilities. The authors discover that a project of storytelling progressively enables high…
Descriptors: College Students, High School Students, Disabilities, College School Cooperation
DiBenedetto, Maria K.; Bembenutty, Hefer – Online Submission, 2011
The present study examined the associations between self-regulated learning and science achievement and whether the academic self-regulation variables described, such as self-efficacy, delay of gratification, and help seeking, predict science achievement in courses deemed necessary for a major in science. It was hypothesized that students who do…
Descriptors: College Students, Help Seeking, Delay of Gratification, Self Efficacy
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Evans, Brian R. – Mathematics Educator, 2011
Providing students in urban settings with quality teachers is important for student achievement. This study examined the differences in content knowledge, attitudes toward mathematics, and teacher efficacy among several different types of alternatively certified teachers in a sample from the New York City Teaching Fellows program in order to…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers
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Cohn, Stephen T.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2016
In order to investigate the effectiveness of using Student Response Systems (SRS) among grade 7 and 8 science students in New York, the How Do You Feel About This Class? (HDYFATC) questionnaire was administered to 1097 students (532 students did use SRS and 565 students who did not use SRS). Data analyses attested to the sound factorial validity…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Educational Environment, Attitudes, Achievement
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Evans, Brian R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to understand the mathematical content knowledge new teachers have both before and after taking a mathematics methods course in the NYCTF program. Further, the purpose was to understand the attitudes toward mathematics and concepts of self-efficacy that Teaching Fellows had over the course of the semester. The sample…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Methods Courses, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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da Silva Cardoso, Elizabeth; Dutta, Alo; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Johnson, Ebonee T.; Kundu, Madan; Chan, Fong D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
Objective: To examine the relations of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics's (STEM) self-efficacy, outcome expectations, interests, and contextual supports and barriers to STEM educational goals in college students with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. Design: Quantitative descriptive research design using…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Predictor Variables, Career Choice, STEM Education
MDRC, 2017
As the first major effort to use a behavioral economics lens to examine human services programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in the United States, the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project demonstrated the value of applying behavioral insights to improve the efficacy of human services programs. The BIAS…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Human Services, Children
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Clark-Chiarelli, Nancy; Gropen, Jess; Fuccillo, Janna; Hoisington, Cindy – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The need for a scientifically-literate American population has gained great prominence on the educational landscape of priorities over the past decade; young children will be increasingly exposed to the STEM fields and encouraged to excel in these areas. Professional development is key to assuring that early childhood teachers provide children…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Mariani, Mack; Klinkner, Philip – Journal of Political Science Education, 2009
This study examines the effect of a 10-week campaign internship course on political efficacy and trust. We compared changes in these key political attitudes between a group of 33 undergraduate students in a campaign internship course and a control group of 65 students taking government courses. A multiple regression analysis indicates that…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Trust (Psychology), Political Attitudes
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Snyder, Julia J.; Carter, B. Elijah; Wiles, Jason R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
In entry-level university courses in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, students participating in associated laboratory sessions generally do better than those who have no related lab classes. This is a problem when, for various reasons, not enough lab sections can be offered for students and/or when students opt out of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Cooperative Learning, Science Laboratories
Gropen, Jess; Clark-Chiarelli, Nancy; Ehrlich, Stacy; Thieu, Yen – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The authors are responding to the critical need for empirical evidence on effective strategies to improve preschool science instruction in preschool. By focusing on the Head Start community, "Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL)" is a credit-bearing professional development course that directly addresses the achievement gap in early…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Teachers
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