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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ekmekci, Adem; Waxman, Hersh C. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study examines college students' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) choices as they relate to high school experiences, parent, teacher, and self-expectations, and mathematics and science efficacy. Participants were 2246 graduates of a STEM-focused public Harmony Public Schools in Texas, Harmony Public Schools (HPS).…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Student Experience
Bustos Flores, Belinda; Claeys, Lorena; Gist, Conra D.; Riojas Clark, Ellen; Villarreal, Abelardo – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2015
To address the challenge of ensuring the quality of preparation of secondary mathematics and science teachers, this article describes the efforts of the "Academy for Teacher Excellence" (ATE; Flores et al., 2007), which received Transition to Teaching grants to establish the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (ATEP). ATEP's purpose…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Education Programs, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Grayson, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the relationships between teacher leadership, science teacher self-efficacy, and fifth-grade science student achievement in diverse schools in a San Antonio, Texas, metropolitan school district. Teachers completed a modified version of the "Leadership Behavior Description Question" (LBDQ) Form XII by Stogdill (1969),…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
McNamara, Mark W. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The study tested the hypothesis that self-efficacy, stress, and acculturation are useful predictors of academic achievement in first year university science, independent of high school GPA and SAT scores, in a sample of Latino students at a South Texas Hispanic serving institution of higher education. The correlational study employed a mixed…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Stress Variables, Anxiety, Science Education
Nottingham, Mary E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a 2-year professional development model in math and science on the self-efficacy of the teacher and its effects on teacher practice and student outcomes. Further, this study sought to incorporate the instructional use of Inquiry-Based Learning methods of Problem-Based Learning, Japanese…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Academic Achievement
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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
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McCollough, Cherie; Jeffery, Tonya; Moore, Kim; Champion, Joe – School-University Partnerships, 2016
This paper outlines a University-School District partnership with the intent to increase the number of middle grades mathematics and science teachers. This externally funded initiative includes onsite, authentically situated professional development for pre- and in-service teachers at three different urban, low-socioeconomic schools with a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Brown, Danielle Bairrington; Alford, Beverly L.; Rollins, Kayla Braziel; Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C. – Professional Development in Education, 2013
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to evaluate the efficacy of 14 Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation (MSTTP) academies located across the state of Texas. The aim of the academies was to increase the number of highly qualified mathematics, science and technology teachers, while also improving the quality of certified…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Technology Education
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Nesmith, Suzanne M.; Wynveen, Christopher J.; Dixon, Erin M.; Brooks, Bryan W.; Matson, Cole W.; Hockaday, William C.; Schaum, Megan A.; DeFillipo, John E. – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2016
It has been determined that some 60% of wetlands worldwide have been destroyed in the last 100 years, and, for more than a decade, researchers have warned of a global freshwater imperative. In the context of these environmental deteriorations and ecological crises, teaching about environmental issues and ways to preserve the world's environment…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
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Yoon, Jiyoon; Kim, Kyoung Jin; Martin, Leisa A. – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2016
Purpose: This study aims to design and measure the effects of the culturally inclusive science teaching (CIST) model on 30 teacher candidates to teach science to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Design/methodology/approach: The CIST model for culturally inclusive science lessons included six sessions: inquiring, questioning,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Science Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity
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
Roberts, T. Grady; Mowen, Diana L.; Edgar, Don W.; Harlin, Julie F.; Briers, Gary E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships exist between teaching efficacy and personality type of student teachers. The population of interest was all agricultural science student teachers at Texas A&M University. The sampling frame included all student teachers during the spring and fall semesters of 2005 (n= 72). Teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers
Harlin, Julie F.; Roberts, T. Grady; Briers, Gary E.; Mowen, Diana L.; Edgar, Don W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2007
The purposes of this study were to determine changes in teaching efficacy of student teachers over the course of the student teaching semester and to determine if similar trends occur at different institutions. The population of interest for this study was agricultural science student teachers at Tarleton State University, Texas A&M…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Student Teaching, Student Teachers
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Oldmixon, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Undergraduates frequently approach research methods classes with trepidation and skepticism, owing in part to math-phobia and confusion over how methodology is relevant to their interests. These self-defeating barriers to learning undermine the efficacy of methods classes. This essay discusses a strategy for overcoming these barriers--use of a…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Research Methodology
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Hill, Kristina K.; Bicer, Ali; Capraro, Robert M. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
MathForward™, developed in 2004-2005 in cooperation with the Richardson (TX) Independent School District, was implemented nationwide in 2007. The program integrates TI technology and professional development while focusing on student achievement and teacher efficacy. This study investigated the effect of the MathForward™ program on student…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Faculty Development, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics
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