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Butler, Susan M. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The study compares faculty and school demographics in selected high school science classrooms to expand the research on women with careers in science. The classrooms are either situated in "high need Local Education Agencies" or the classrooms are situated in "low-performing schools," as categorized by the Florida Department of…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Ou, Sheue-jen – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
In many nations educators are fighting to build a curriculum that reflects the knowledge and beliefs of all peoples rather than a dominant political power group. This perspective is particularly significant when examining school discourse in Taiwan, a country with a long-standing multicultural population and a diverse history of alien occupations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Identification (Psychology)
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Dewey, Christopher; Beasley, Rodney W. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Historically, two paths have developed in an individual and communal search for understanding and meaning: The study of science and the search for a higher spirituality. Although they should not necessarily be mutually exclusive, the history of science is littered with the collision of these two pathways, for rarely have they met without…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Religion, Teaching Methods