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Chen, Chen; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M. – Science Education, 2020
To encourage the formation of science identity among girls, many scholars and practitioners have suggested to assign same-gender science teachers to students so that the teachers can serve as gender role models. However, direct evidence of any long-term effect of gender-matching is scarce. In a nationally representative survey of college students…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Science Teachers, Gender Differences, Self Concept
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Menon, Deepika; Chandrasekhar, Meera; Kosztin, Dorina; Steinhoff, Douglas C. – Science Education, 2020
The growing popularity of mobile technologies in educational settings, from grade schools through college, has prompted science educators to prepare preservice teachers to successfully integrate technology into science teaching. This mixed-methods study explores the effectiveness of a mobile technology-based physics curriculum, Exploring Physics,…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Curriculum, Electronic Learning, Technological Literacy
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Witherspoon, Eben B.; Schunn, Christian D. – Science Education, 2020
While gender parity has been achieved in overall science degree earning, large gaps still exist within many science disciplines. Further, studies addressing gender inequity in science often ignore a large source of undergraduate science degree earners: those who enroll in science courses intending to pursue careers in health or medicine. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Students
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Leung, Jessica Shuk Ching – Science Education, 2020
Epistemic understanding of science is essential for critical evaluation of scientific claims. In principle, developing students' epistemic understanding would enhance students' capability in evaluating scientific claims. However, findings on this "expected" connection have been inconclusive. This paper seeks to examine this discrepancy…
Descriptors: College Students, Science Process Skills, Epistemology, Evaluative Thinking
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Meier, Valerie; Aminger, Walter; McLean, Mandy; Carpenter, Stacey L.; Moon, Sungmin; Hough, Sarah; Bianchini, Julie A. – Science Education, 2020
To prepare preservice secondary science teachers to teach English learners (ELs), teacher education programs must provide sustained coursework and experiences in principles and strategies found effective in supporting ELs' learning of science. In the context of a teacher education program recognized for its attention to ELs, we investigated seven…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Academic Language
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Bradbury, Leslie U.; Wilson, Rachel E. – Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to challenge the prevailing negative narrative related to elementary science teaching by investigating the experiences of elementary teachers who identify as science teacher enthusiasts (STEs). Holland, Lachiotte, Skinner, and Cain (1998)'s conception of identity as an ongoing production or construction in a…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Ottemo, Andreas; Berge, Maria; Silfver, Eva – Science Education, 2020
A diverse body of feminist scholarship has addressed the masculine orientation of Western engineering education for at least four decades. Among critiques specifically targeting curriculum, a recurrent line of argumentation highlights its reductionist framing and narrow focus on mathematics and technology. The argument is that these traits…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Gender Bias, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Study
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Witteveen, Dirk; Attewell, Paul – Science Education, 2020
The low number of baccalaureates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is often viewed as problematic for the US's economic competitiveness, leading scholars to search for explanations for STEM retention. Our analyses of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study indicate that the notion of a so-called…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Grading, Majors (Students), School Holding Power
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Sbeglia, Gena C.; Nehm, Ross H. – Science Education, 2019
Theoretical perspectives and empirical research suggest that acceptance of evolution may be contingent upon what is evolving (e.g., plants vs. humans) and the scale of change (microevolution vs. macroevolution). The Inventory of Student Evolution Acceptance (I-SEA) is the only instrument designed to measure acceptance at different evolutionary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Evolution, Attitude Measures
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Perez, Tony; Wormington, Stephanie V.; Barger, Michael M.; Schwartz-Bloom, Rochelle D.; Lee, You-kyung; Linnenbrink-Garcia, Lisa – Science Education, 2019
Despite efforts to attract and maintain diverse students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pipeline, issues with attrition from undergraduate STEM majors persist. The aim of this study was to examine how undergraduate science students' competence beliefs, task values, and perceived costs in science combine into motivational…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Majors (Students)
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Green, André M.; Brand, Brenda R.; Glasson, George E. – Science Education, 2019
African American undergraduates' decision to change from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors while enrolled at a predominantly White university was the focus of this study. Through open-ended interviews, the students discussed circumstances leading to their nonpersistence. Commonly published reports on the lower…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
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Grimes, Paul; McDonald, Scott; van Kampen, Paul – Science Education, 2019
Sense-making and argumentation are two common ways to frame student discourse. The former emphasizes the process of students coming to an understanding, the latter the logical and rhetorical structure of the product. When we investigated the discourse of two groups of preservice science teachers in an environment that fosters productive…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Comprehension, Persuasive Discourse, Preservice Teachers
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Grinath, Anna S.; Southerland, Sherry A. – Science Education, 2019
Orchestrating opportunities for students to engage in scientific talk in the classroom is challenging for most teachers and even more so for novice teaching assistants (TAs) who typically instruct introductory science laboratories at the postsecondary level. This study was designed to understand how TA moves are related to instances of scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Biology, College Science
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Braaten, Melissa – Science Education, 2019
Learning to teach within and across the settings of teacher education coursework and field experience in local schools is subject to the "two-worlds pitfall," where practices, norms, expectations, tools, and other aspects of teaching can be jarringly different. This remains an ever-present dilemma for preservice teachers, their teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Dou, Remy; Hazari, Zahra; Dabney, Katherine; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Science Education, 2019
In this paper, we examine the relationship between participants' childhood science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related experiences, their STEM identity (i.e., seeing oneself as a STEM person), and their college career intentions. Whereas some evidence supports the importance of childhood (i.e., K-4) informal STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Concept, Student Interests, Science Careers
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