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Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, Ted N. Ingram 2016 City University of New York, Bronx Community College,

Realizing The Dream: African American Males’ Narratives That Encouraged The Pursuit Of Doctoral Education, Ted N. Ingram

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article used personal narratives to discover factors affecting the decision of African American males to consider doctoral education. This study was based on qualitative interviews with 18 African American male doctoral students enrolled at predominantly white institutions as they reflected on their reasons for pursuing an advanced degree. The following were found to influence their decision: (a) need for faculty encouragement, (b) motivation to pursue a doctorate, and (c) their personal motivations. Recommendations are offered for increasing the numbers of African American male doctoral students.


Professional Development Data: A Review Of Action Research And Data Analysis And Its Implications For Special Education, Jennifer Lee Suppo 2016 Seton Hill University

Professional Development Data: A Review Of Action Research And Data Analysis And Its Implications For Special Education, Jennifer Lee Suppo

Journal of Research Initiatives

In today’s world of accountability and budgeting constraints, schools are examining how they get the most “bang for their buck” in the area of professional development experiences. Professional development has traditionally been used to keep teachers and administrators abreast of current teaching strategies. In using the traditional model of professional development, typically the school or district would have a speaker, who was knowledgeable on a random topic of education, come in and conduct a one-day seminar. More often than not, there was little accountability to this traditional model; little if any data was taken to see if the knowledge ...


Reversing The Tide In Science, Engineering, Technology And Mathematics (Stem): Academically Gifted African American Students In Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Delores Rice, Fred Bonner, Chance Lewis, Mary Alfred, Felecia M. Nave, Sherri Frizell 2016 Texas A & M University - Commerce

Reversing The Tide In Science, Engineering, Technology And Mathematics (Stem): Academically Gifted African American Students In Historically Black Colleges & Universities, Delores Rice, Fred Bonner, Chance Lewis, Mary Alfred, Felecia M. Nave, Sherri Frizell

Journal of Research Initiatives

What started off as a national concern has escalated to the point of crisis (Bonner, Alfred, Lewis, Nave & Frizell, 2009; Chubin & Malcolm, 2008; Hrabowski, Summers & Hrabowski, 2006). The current state of affairs regarding African American participation in STEM disciplines has become one of the thorniest issues of contemporary focus. This article highlights data collected for a NSF Education Research grant. The focus of this HBCU-UP project was to uncover factors contributing to the success of academically gifted (high-achieving) African American students enrolled in engineering programs at the 12 ABET accredited four-year institutions in the U.S. Specifically, this research highlights qualitative case study data ...


2016 Intersession Catalog, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

2016 Intersession Catalog, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Intersession Catalogs

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Differences In Literacy Scores Among Students Who Attended School-Based Prekindergarten, Head Start, And No Prekindergarten, Melissa Hughes 2015 Liberty University

Differences In Literacy Scores Among Students Who Attended School-Based Prekindergarten, Head Start, And No Prekindergarten, Melissa Hughes

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

With no state-funded prekindergarten program in Mississippi, some school districts have chosen to divert Title I funds to the creation of school-based prekindergarten programs. This study looked at archival data to determine differences in the beginning of the year kindergarten scores between students who attended local Head Start programs (n = 41), students who attended school-based prekindergarten programs (n = 64) in schools that use Title-I funds to support such programs, and students who did not attend prekindergarten (n = 31). The study sought to examine the question of whether a difference existed in the overall scaled score of the STAR Early Literacy ...


A Predictive Correlation Study: What Human Capital And Demographic Factors Relate To Credential Completion For Stem Students?, Rick Jenkins 2015 Liberty University

A Predictive Correlation Study: What Human Capital And Demographic Factors Relate To Credential Completion For Stem Students?, Rick Jenkins

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation examines the educational attainment of college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students in Arkansas in an attempt to identify the human capital factors that predict completion of a STEM degree or certificate. Students seeking STEM credentials (having STEM majors) were identified using the state higher education database from the state of Arkansas, including public four-year universities and two-year colleges. STEM students from 32 colleges and universities were included from three cohorts and tracked for six academic years. The criterion variable was STEM credential earned, whether or not the student earned any STEM undergraduate credentials. The predictor human ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar 2015 Grand Valley State University

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Mechanisms And Speciation 1: The Modern Synthesis, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Mechanisms And Speciation 1: The Modern Synthesis, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

The Modern Synthesis or Synthetic Theory of Evolution is an explanation of evolution that is based on modern genetic principles. According to the Modern Synthesis (a.k.a. Neo-Darwinism):


Evolution Practice 2, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Evolution Practice 2, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

Evolution Problems


Evolution Practice 1, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Evolution Practice 1, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

Answer the following questions using information from the handouts, and examples from the LAB


Current Readings In Biology: Guiding Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Current Readings In Biology: Guiding Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

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Readings On Current Biology: Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Readings On Current Biology: Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

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Nature Of Science Pre-Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Nature Of Science Pre-Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Course Syllabus: Fall 2015, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Course Syllabus: Fall 2015, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

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Essential Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Essential Questions, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

In order to understand the current state of biological life and how it has changed over time, the following questions must be addressed:


Common Mistakes In Discussing Evolution, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Common Mistakes In Discussing Evolution, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

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Crash Course Evolution Videos Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Crash Course Evolution Videos Bibliography, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

No abstract provided.


Post-Assessment, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Post-Assessment, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

No abstract provided.


Evidence Of Evolution 3: Evolutionary Evidence And Inferences Lab: A Discussion Guide, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Evidence Of Evolution 3: Evolutionary Evidence And Inferences Lab: A Discussion Guide, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Evolution

This lab activity was designed to provide you with opportunities to make inferences and draw conclusions about evolution and the common ancestry of various animals based on their anatomical characteristics and comparative anatomy. You will be given tasks to accomplish or questions to answer at each of 11 stations. In order to do this successfully, you must make careful observations of the specimens on display.


Science & Spaghetti Monsters: Understanding The Nature Of Scientific Knowledge & Research, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Science & Spaghetti Monsters: Understanding The Nature Of Scientific Knowledge & Research, Sarah O'Leary-Driscoll

Nature of Science

What is science?

When students are asked to define science, many of them define science as “a body of knowledge gained by performing experiments.”

A more appropriate definition, however, is that “Science is … a process of inquiry aimed at building a testable body of knowledge open to rejection or confirmation” (Shermer, 2005).

There are three important points that this definition makes:


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