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Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Stearns, Elizabeth; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Moller, Stephanie – Science Education, 2018
This article investigates whether attending a high school that offers a specialized science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics program (high school with a STEM program) boosts the number of students majoring in STEM when they are in college. We use a longitudinal sample of students in North Carolina, whom we follow from middle school…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), High School Students, Correlation
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Means, Barbara; Wang, Haiwen; Wei, Xin; Lynch, Sharon; Peters, Vanessa; Young, Viki; Allen, Carrie – Science Education, 2017
Inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) (where STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) admit students on the basis of interest rather than competitive examination. This study examines the central assumption behind these schools--that they provide students from subgroups underrepresented in STEM with experiences that equip them…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Schools, High School Students, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Williams, Robert T. – Science Education, 1983
In North Carolina, reports are being generated and publicized about the science/mathematics teacher shortage. Findings are cited from several of these reports as examples of how concerned persons might initiate similar campaigns to generate the publicity and support that must precede change. Teacher shortage facts/myths and implications of same…
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Trends, Mathematics Teachers, Physical Sciences
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Hounshell, Paul B. – Science Education, 1985
Outlines initial work of the "Science Education Information Network" which employs a rapid response procedure for science teachers throughout North Carolina. This work includes collecting and analyzing educational problems and salary concerns. Indicates that the network is feasible and provides information for decision making at the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Networks, Salaries
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Pearsall, N. Renee; And Others – Science Education, 1997
Describes a study that examined changes in the structural complexity of knowledge held by two groups of introductory college-level biology students (N=68, N=93). The subjects constructed concept maps at four-week intervals throughout the instructional term. Contains 49 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Restructuring, Concept Formation
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Matheis, F. E.; And Others – Science Education, 1992
Examined and compared the logical thinking skills and science process skills of junior high school students in North Carolina (n=3,291) and Japan (n=4,397) by grade and by gender. Results indicated that Japanese students in grades seven, eight, and nine performed significantly better than North Carolina students in both areas. (MDH)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools
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Lawson, Anton E. – Science Education, 1990
Described are the results of a formal reasoning test taken by both Japanese and American students. The most likely reasons for the difference between test score results are discussed. Japan's "hands-on" and group inquiry-oriented curriculum approach is cited as one difference. (KR)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education
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Madrazo, Gerry M., Jr.; Hounshell, Paul B. – Science Education, 1987
Analyzes the role expectancy of the science supervisor in North Carolina public school systems as perceived by superintendents, principals, elementary teachers, secondary science teachers, college science educators and supervisors themselves. Also delineates the role function of the science supervisor based on the findings in the literature. (ML)
Descriptors: Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Role Perception
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Jones, Gail – Science Education, 1991
Examines participation in science competitions to determine (1) whether gender differences in participation exist, and (2) whether there are gender differences in the subject areas selected (biological versus physical sciences). North Carolina student participation data were used for the years 1987-88. Gender differences in science competitions…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities