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Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Hazari, Zahra; Tai, Robert – Science Educator, 2014
Several avenues are open to students who wish to study advanced science or mathematics in high school, which include Advanced Placement courses and teacher-designed courses unaffiliated with organized programs. We employ a retrospective cohort study of 4,691 nationally representative college students at 34 randomly selected, colleges and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, STEM Education
Lloyd, Patrick M.; Eckhardt, Ronald A. – Science Educator, 2010
Almost one half of U.S. students receiving B.S. and M.S. science degrees attend community colleges during their academic careers, yet for the large majority of community college students in the sciences, a four-year degree in a STEM discipline remains an unrealized goal. The authors describe methods intended to improve student learning, retention,…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Sciences
Steer, David; McConnell, David; Gray, Kyle; Kortz, Karen; Liang, Xin – Science Educator, 2009
This descriptive study investigated students' answers to geoscience conceptual questions answered using electronic personal response systems. Answer patterns were examined to evaluate the peer-instruction pedagogical approach in a large general education classroom setting. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Technology Uses in Education