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Southerland, Sherry A.; Nadelson, Louis; Sowell, Scot; Saka, Yavuz; Kahveci, Murat; Granger, Ellen M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
The aim of this research is to describe the development of the Science Teachers' Pedagogical Discontentment Scale, an instrument that measures the discontentment that arises in teachers as they recognize a mismatch between their own pedagogical beliefs and goals and their actual classroom practices. From a conceptual change perspective, we explore…
Descriptors: Measurement, Professional Development, Science Teachers, Interviews
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Brown, Amy Bingham – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
In Florida, recent legislative changes have granted community colleges the ability to offer baccalaureate degrees in education, frequently to non-traditional students. Based on information obtained from the literature covering preservice teachers' math knowledge, teachers' efficacy beliefs about math, and high-stakes mathematics testing, a study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Xiaodong; McInerney, Joseph; Frechtling, Joy – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The article explores the effect of the engagement of university science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in the Math and Science Partnership program. The findings suggest that K-12 teachers benefited from the engagement in terms of improved approaches to teaching and learning, increased knowledge of subject matter content,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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An, Song A.; Ma, Tingting; Capraro, Mary Margaret – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
This article presents exploratory research investigating the integration of music and a mathematics lesson as an intervention to promote preservice teachers' attitude and confidence and to extend their beliefs toward teaching mathematics integrated with music. Thirty students were randomly selected from 64 preservice teachers in a southern…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Music, Teacher Attitudes
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Bilica, Kim – School Science and Mathematics, 2004
The overall aim of this article is to introduce case teaching to college professors who may wish to increase their students' level of engagement with science, mathematics, and engineering. Case teaching is an incredibly adaptable instructional method able to involve students in higher levels of cognitive processing. The explicit purposes of this…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, College Faculty
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Davis, Nancy T.; Blanchard, Margaret R. – School Science and Mathematics, 2004
Descriptors: Educational Change, Statistics, College Students, Higher Education
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Wainwright, Camille; Flick, Larry; Morrell, Patricia D.; Schepige, Adele – School Science and Mathematics, 2004
This paper reports on initial results from an ongoing evaluation study of a National Science Foundation project to implement reform-oriented teaching practices in college science and mathematics courses. The purpose of this study was to determine what elements of reform teaching are being utilized by college faculty members teaching undergraduate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Davis, Kathleen S.; Feldman, Allan; Irwin, Chris; Pedevillano, Elizabeth Dolly; Capobianco, Brenda; Weiss, Tarin; Bray, Paige M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2003
This study examines one NSF-funded Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation and describes the complexities of such a science education reform effort. A theoretical model based in community, culture, and identity is used to address key questions: How did institutional ideologies, structures, policies, and practices influence the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Elementary Secondary Education, Ideology, Partnerships in Education
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Weidemann, Wanda; Humphrey, Mary Barr – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Building a network of college mathematics faculty interested in reform provided the impetus for faculty members to incorporate problem solving, cooperative learning, technology, manipulatives, writing, and alternative means of assessment into courses for preservice elementary teachers. Makes suggestions for setting up a network to provide guidance…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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DiBiase, Warren J.; Wagner, Eugene P. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Reports on a project designed to develop an inquiry-based approach to curriculum and instruction in a general chemistry course. Reports that a major objective, met in various ways, was to develop a laboratory curriculum that meshes intimately with lecture. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Stonewater, Jerry K. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Examines the writing of two groups of students in a college-level calculus class to identify criteria that discriminate successful versus unsuccessful writers in mathematics. Discusses results from the mathematics writers' checklist and methods for its use as an instructional and assessment tool in the classroom. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Calculus, Communication (Thought Transfer), Content Area Writing, Evaluation
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Finson, Kevin D. – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Reviews salient studies done on students' drawings of scientists and the perceptions revealed therein since Mead and Metraux's seminal study in 1947. Summarizes what this body of research has not revealed and what seems to lie ahead, including implications for science education. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Perception, Perception Tests, Science Education
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Slavit, David; LoFaro, Tom; Cooper, Kevin – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Describes one instructor's approach to incorporating simulations and classroom discussions into a differential equations course. Discusses subsequent effects on student learning attitudes and outcomes in conceptualizing and applying ideas regarding solutions to differential equations in this learning environment. Explores issues on…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Differential Equations
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Medina, Victor F.; Wang, Nina – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Focuses on the instructional development of a professor of environmental engineering in collaboration with science education and higher education faculty members. Discusses the results of professional development in the areas of questioning strategies, thinking time for students, facilitating students' participation, and implementing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inquiry, Interviews, Professional Development
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Krockover, Gerald H.; Shepardson, Daniel P.; Adams, Paul E.; Eichinger, David; Nakhleh, Mary – School Science and Mathematics, 2002
Describes a reform effort for the undergraduate curriculum utilizing action-based research teams that developed, implemented, and assessed constructivist approaches to teaching undergraduate science content. Results indicate that the collaborative action-based research process was effective in contributing to the reform of undergraduate teaching.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Biology, Chemistry, Constructivism (Learning)
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