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Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Doss, Christopher Joseph; Kaufman, Julia H.; Bozick, Robert – RAND Corporation, 2019
"Middle-skills" jobs require more education and training than that provided by a high school diploma but less education and training than a four-year college degree. Employers struggle to find workers with the needed combination of knowledge and skills to fill middle-skills jobs; this search for workers is particularly pertinent to the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, STEM Education, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Rissanen, Antti; Saastamoinen, Kalle – Education Reform Journal, 2018
The aim to refine education often leads to changes to curriculums, and the planning and implementation of educational changes can be approached in methodological and process-oriented ways. This study investigated how Bologna process and local needs lead to a new implementation. Case material presents how courses were planned for the Department of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Research Design, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
Corcoran, Thomas B. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2008
This is the first report on the evaluation of the Inquiry Based Science and Technology Education Program (IN-STEP), an innovative and ambitious science education initiative for lower secondary schools being undertaken by a public-private partnership in Thailand funded by MSD-Thailand, an affiliate of Merck & Co. IN-STEP is a public-private…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Schools of Education, Evaluators, Science Interests
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are intended to enhance the nation's global competitiveness. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported in 2012 that there were more than 200 federal STEM education programs in fiscal year 2010. Since then, this portfolio of programs has changed. GAO was…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Canbazoglu Bilici, Sedef; Guzey, S. Selcen; Yamak, Havva – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) is critical for effective teaching with technology. However, generally science teacher education programs do not help pre-service teachers develop TPACK. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess pre-service science teachers' TPACK over a semester-long Science Methods. Sample:…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Observation
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Wan Husin, Wan Nor Fadzilah; Mohamad Arsad, Nurazidawati; Othman, Oziah; Halim, Lilia; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Osman, Kamisah; Iksan, Zanaton – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Students nowadays need to be equipped with twenty first century skills in order to ensure their competitiveness in this era of globalization, especially in the science and technology sector. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the changes of 21st century skills among students after participating in an integrated Science, Technology,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, STEM Education
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Yuliana – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
Entrepreneurship learning and training are tedious and rising educated unemployment of higher education graduates. For this reason, an alternative solution is done by higher education through Science and Technology Program for Entrepreneurship. This research aims to explore and describe the correlation analysis between entrepreneurial potential…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Personality Traits, College Students, Science Education
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Mphahlele, M. J.; Tafesse, F. – Africa Education Review, 2012
This article examines the comprehensiveness of the University of South Africa (UNISA) as an Open Distance Learning (ODL) institution and the challenges faced by experimental disciplines within ODL. Those challenges are brought about by the attempt to harmonize study and research programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Education, Experimental Programs
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Mpofu, Vongai; Samukange, Tendai; Kusure, Lovemore M.; Zinyandu, Tinoidzwa M.; Denhere, Clever; Huggins, Nyakotyo; Wiseman, Chingombe; Ndlovu, Shakespear; Chiveya, Renias; Matavire, Monica; Mukavhi, Leckson; Gwizangwe, Isaac; Magombe, Elliot; Magomelo, Munyaradzi; Sithole, Fungai; Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a study of the implementation of science teacher education through virtual and open distance learning in the Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe. The study provides insight into challenges faced by students and lecturers on inception of the program at four centres. Data was collected from completed evaluation survey forms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Qualitative Research, Science Teachers
Scott, George A. – US Government Accountability Office, 2012
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs help to enhance the nation's global competitiveness. Many federal agencies have been involved in administering these programs. Concerns have been raised about the overall effectiveness and efficiency of STEM education programs. GAO examined (1) the number of federal…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Science Education
Burke, Lindsey M.; McNeill, Jena Baker – Heritage Foundation, 2011
President Obama's Educate to Innovate initiative has provided billions in additional federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. The Administration's recognition of the importance of STEM education-- for global competitiveness as well as for national security--is good and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Federal Programs, Educational Change, Federal Aid
Lips, Dan; McNeill, Jena Baker – Heritage Foundation, 2009
The authors express reservations about additional federal funding for the National Science Foundation, including new funding for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs, provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For more than 50 years, American political, business, military, and academic leaders…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Engineering Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education
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Özden, Mustafa – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2007
National and international indicators show that there is a big inadequacy in science and technology education in Turkey as compared to other countries. This important problem affects the young students' structure of thinking perspective and perceptions of nature in a wrong way. The problems in science and technology education will block creative…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Berlin, Donna F.; White, Arthur L. – Science Educator, 2002
Describes the purpose of the Master of Education (M. Ed.) Program in Integrated Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSAT Program) at The Ohio State University and discusses preservice teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward integrated curriculum. (Contains 35 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Educational Change, Higher Education
Arimoto, Akira – Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2015
Active learning is now gradually being adopted in many universities and colleges in Japan. This follows the release of the 2012 Central Council of Education (CCE) report that emphasized the need to introduce active learning and to reinforce educational management in academia. As a result, one of the most important problems in Japan's higher…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Field Studies
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