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ERIC Number: EJ954179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
The CSI Academy: Encouraging Diverse Students to Consider Science Careers and Science Teaching
Kaye, Karen; Turner, John F.; Emigh, James
AILACTE Journal, v8 p66-82 Fall 2011
The CSI academies employed a multi-layered, collaborative approach to encourage diverse students to consider STEM careers, including science teaching. The academies recruited a diverse group of high school students. This was due, in large part, to the creation of a unique selection process that identified students with unrealized potential. The program included a highly functioning team of high school science teachers; faculty in teacher education joined by faculty in the arts and sciences; and college students as peer mentors. The program benefited from exceptional cooperation between a liberal arts college and a large urban university. A post-academy survey revealed students continued to have strong interest in studying science in college, a decreased interest in forensics as related to law enforcement and an increased interest in becoming science teachers. The authors identify specific success factors that could be applied in similar pre-college programs. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A