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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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Moseley, Christine; Taylor, Bryan – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The context and nature of teacher efficacy beliefs provide a method upon which to explore science teachers' perceptions of their teaching effectiveness and student achievement as a function of ethnicity. Promotion of a more in-depth knowledge of science teaching efficacy requires cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations. In this study, a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Ethnicity, Teacher Effectiveness
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
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Vogel, F. Ruric; Human-Vogel, Salomé – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
A great deal of research within science and engineering education revolves around academic success and retention of science and engineering students. It is well known that South Africa is experiencing, for various reasons, an acute shortage of engineers. Therefore, we think it is important to understand the factors that contribute to attrition…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Engineering Education, Physical Sciences
Keefe, Lisa Madalon – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Institutions of higher learning are recently being held more accountable for the learning outcomes of their students. As such, universities have begun to actively measure and evaluate student learning and motivational outcomes in an effort to improve the successful outcomes of their students. To support this work, two studies were conducted to…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Introductory Courses, Science Curriculum
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Rice, Kenneth G.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Richardson, Clarissa M. E. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2013
We examined perfectionistic personality characteristics and their association with science self-efficacy beliefs and academic performance among college students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We were especially interested in gender differences in effects given that women remain significantly underrepresented in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Personality Traits
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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Hand, Sarah; Rice, Lindsay; Greenlee, Eric – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
There is a shortfall of girls and women pursuing STEM disciplines, a deficit that may be partially attributed to subtle forms of bias that are tied to traditional gender role stereotypes. The current study examined these subtle biases in high school teachers and students in two ways: by asking teachers and students to attribute masculine and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Gender Bias, STEM Education
Bowditch, Scott A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research explored the effectiveness of "Ka Hana 'Imi Na 'auao," a culturally responsive science curriculum developed for Hawaiian and other students in Hawai'i high schools. An instrument, The Culturally Responsive Science Perception (CRSP) inventory was developed to measure students' (a) perceptions of their science self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Culturally Relevant Education, Public Schools, Secondary School Science
Tuck Bonner, Natalie Christine – ProQuest LLC, 2009
A teacher's sense of {instructional} efficacy has been considered a critical variable in student academic performance. Researchers Tschannen-Moran and Hoy Woolfolk (2001, p.783) defined teachers' {instructional} efficacy as a teacher's judgment of his or her capabilities to bring about desired outcomes of student engagement and learning, even…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Programs, Self Efficacy
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Gupta, Adit; Fisher, Darrell – Learning Environments Research, 2012
The adoption of technology has created a major impact in the field of education at all levels. Technology-supported classroom learning environments, involving modern information and communication technologies, are also entering the Indian educational system in general and the schools in Jammu region (Jammu & Kashmir State, India) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Larson, Lisa M.; Bonitz, Verena S.; Werbel, James D.; Wu, Tsui-Feng; Mills, LeAnn R. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2012
The purpose of the study was to better understand how students at the beginning of a premed curriculum are different from their science peers on career-related variables. A total of 165 undergraduates were classified into three groups; these were premed students, students with the intent to pursue a graduate degree, and students with the intent to…
Descriptors: Premedical Students, Differences, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Bilgin, Ibrahim; Karakuyu, Yunus; Ay, Yusuf – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the Project-Based Learning (PBL) method on undergraduate students' achievement and its association with these students' self-efficacy beliefs about science teaching and pinions about PBL. The sample of the study consisted of two randomly chosen classes from a set of seven classes enrolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students
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Cavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2011
In this study, Turkish primary students' (sixth to eighth grade) motivation toward science learning was investigated and factors affecting this determined. The sample for the study consisted of 376 students from 5 different primary schools in Izmir. The data were collected through a Students' Motivation toward Science Learning (SMTSL)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Active Learning
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Perry, Brea L.; Link, Tanja; Boelter, Christina; Leukefeld, Carl – Gender and Education, 2012
Little research has examined whether the effects of race or socioeconomic status (SES) on educational attitudes differ by gender, limiting knowledge of unique vulnerabilities occurring at the intersection of multiple social statuses. Using data from 182 sixth-graders, interactions between gender, race/ethnicity, and SES in predicting educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Self Efficacy, Ethnicity
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