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Thompson, Benika J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy may have significant influence on the pedagogical decisions in the classroom. An elementary school teacher's sense of self-efficacy in teaching science may negatively influence student achievement in science. Negative beliefs concerning science or the ability to teach and promote student learning in science may…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Thomson, Margareta Maria; Nietfeld, John L. – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In a mixed-methods study, the authors investigate teacher typologies of elementary teachers (N = 132) in the United States based on their reformed science teaching beliefs. Additionally, the identified teacher typologies were compared with respect to their science content knowledge, self-efficacy and epistemic beliefs. Results revealed three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques
Osler, James Edward, II; Mason, Letita R. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examines the leadership efficacy amongst graduates of The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) for the classes of 2000 through 2007 from a neuroscientific and neuromathematic perspective. NCSSM alumni (as the primary unit of analysis) were examined using a novel neuromathematic post hoc method of analysis. This study…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Leadership Effectiveness, High School Graduates, STEM Education
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report provides a first look at selected findings from the first follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 focuses on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The core research questions for the study explore secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Jenkins, Felysha L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Despite the odds, African American women are achieving some success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, a dearth of empirical evidence exists on the mechanisms that contribute to their persistence. This study contributes to understanding how African American women are successful in obtaining baccalaureate degrees…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees
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Friedman, Adam D.; Melendez, Carlos R.; Bush, Antonio A.; Lai, Samuel K.; McLaughlin, Jacqueline E. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2017
Background: Professional schools, such as schools of pharmacy, are rarely involved with promoting STEM interests among secondary school students. To address this shortcoming, the Young Innovators Program (YIP) was created to provide local secondary school students a summer immersive experiential program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The…
Descriptors: Innovation, Secondary School Students, Student Improvement, Pharmacy
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Stage, Virginia C.; Roseno, Ashley; Hodges, Caroline D.; Hovland, Jana; Diaz, Sebastian; Duffrin, Melani W. – American Journal of Health Education, 2016
Background: Teacher self-efficacy for teaching nutrition can positively impact student dietary behaviors; however, limited curricular resources and professional development can serve as barriers to the provision of nutrition education in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a food-based, integrative science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers
Cavoly, Denise Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this program evaluation was to investigate the impact over time teachers' self-efficacies and the outcome expectancies of those who participated in an inquiry-based, hands-on, constructivist professional development program to learn science content. The hope was that after active participation in this inquiry-based professional…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Expectation
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Hall, Joshua D.; Harrell, Jessica R.; Cohen, Kimberley W.; Miller, Virginia L.; Phelps, Patricia V.; Cook, Jeanette G. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Certain racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds remain underrepresented (UR) in the biomedical sciences. This underrepresentation becomes more extreme at each higher education stage. To support UR scholars during the critical transition from baccalaureate to PhD, we established an…
Descriptors: Success, Biomedicine, Doctoral Programs, Transitional Programs
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Jones, M. Gail; Childers, Gina; Emig, Brandon; Chevrier, Joël; Tan, Hong; Stevens, Vanessa; List, Jonathan – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2014
Traditional science instruction is typically reliant on visual modes of learning, such as textbooks and graphs. Furthermore, since science instruction is often heavily dependent upon visual cues, students with visual impairment often do not have access to the same educational opportunities in most science classes (Jones, Minogue, Oppewal, Cook,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Powell-Moman, Amy D.; Brown-Schild, Valerie B. – Science Educator, 2011
This paper investigates the impact of a two-year professional development program on teacher self-efficacy for inquiry-based instruction. The program utilizes scientist-teacher partnerships to develop content knowledge, inquiry-based instruction, and leadership skills for in-service STEM teachers. Participating teachers are administered a survey…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Participation, Faculty Development, Scientists
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Dong, Nianbo; Reinke, Wendy M.; Herman, Keith C.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Murray, Desiree W. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Cluster randomized experiments are now widely used to examine intervention effects in prevention science. It is meaningful to use empirical benchmarks for interpreting effect size in prevention science. The effect size (i.e., the standardized mean difference, calculated by the difference of the means between the treatment and control groups,…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Pinderhughes, Ellen E.; Hurley, Sean – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
This article reports on analyses examining contextual influences on parenting with an ethnically and geographically diverse sample of parents (predominantly mothers) raising 387 children (49% ethnic minority; 51% male) in high-risk communities. Parents and children were followed longitudinally from first through tenth grades. Contextual influences…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Influences, At Risk Persons, Context Effect
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Dickson, Maggie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
Digital libraries and collections are a growing facet of today's traditional library. Digital library technologies have become increasingly more sophisticated in the effort to provide more and better access to the collections they contain. The evaluation of the usability of these technologies has not kept pace with technological developments,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Management Systems, Computer Software, Electronic Libraries
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Ruby, Allen; Doolittle, Emily – National Center for Education Research, 2010
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to conduct a rigorous impact evaluation of programs aimed at improving students' behavior. For this evaluation, such programs were termed Social…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, School Activities
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