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Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand Jun 2014

Culturally Responsive 4-H Youth Development In Southeast Alaska, Deb Jones, Linda Skogrand

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Funds Of Knowledge And Literacies In Latino/A Youths' Community-Based Engineering Design Work, Amy Wilson-Lopez, Joel Alejandro Mejia, Indhira María Hasbún, Daniel L. Householder, Chris Hailey Dec 2013

Funds Of Knowledge And Literacies In Latino/A Youths' Community-Based Engineering Design Work, Amy Wilson-Lopez, Joel Alejandro Mejia, Indhira María Hasbún, Daniel L. Householder, Chris Hailey

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

STEM fields in the US continue to be dominated by people whose cultural backgrounds are White, English-speaking, and middle class (National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council, 2009). Many reasons have been offered to explain this phenomenon: Students’ backgrounds may include worldviews, beliefs, and communicative practices that do not cohere with those practiced in STEM classrooms (Aikenhead & Jegede, 1999; Lee, 1999); instructional materials may present STEM fields as a-cultural, decontextualized practices with no evident connection to students’ lives and communities, such as the routine completion of numerical exercises (O’Halloran, 2005); students’ identities—shaped in part by their desired life …


Collaborative Agency In Youth Online And Offline Creative Production In Scratch, Y. B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, R. Roque, W. Q. Burke, A. Monroy-Hernandez Jan 2012

Collaborative Agency In Youth Online And Offline Creative Production In Scratch, Y. B. Kafai, Deborah A. Fields, R. Roque, W. Q. Burke, A. Monroy-Hernandez

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Few studies have focused on how youth develop agency to organize and participate in online unstructured creative collaborations. This paper describes and analyzes how youth programmers organized collaborative groups in response to a programming “Collab Challenge” in the Scratch Online Community and in an accompanying workshop with high school students. The analyses focused on modalities of online collaborations, determined the breadth of online participation, and examined local teens’ awareness of the online community. The discussion addresses youth’s collaborative agency in these new networked contexts, studied the role that online social awareness plays in completing tasks and makes recommendations for the …


What Do Students Gain From A Week At Science Camp? Youth Perceptions And The Design Of An Immersive Research-Oriented Astronomy Camp, Deborah A. Fields Jan 2009

What Do Students Gain From A Week At Science Camp? Youth Perceptions And The Design Of An Immersive Research-Oriented Astronomy Camp, Deborah A. Fields

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This study explored American high school students’ perceptions of the benefits of a summer astronomy camp, emphasizing a full cycle of the research process and how the organization of the camp contributed to those perceptions. Semi-structured interviews with students and staff were used to elicit the specific benefits that campers perceived from their experiences and examine them in relation to the stated goals and strategies of camp staff. Among the perceived benefits that students described were peer relationships, personal autonomy, positive relationships with staff, and deepened science knowledge. These perceived benefits appear to influence the kinds of identities students constructed …


Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan Jan 2007

Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty Publications

Self-determination, or the ability to identify and achieve goals based on a foundation of knowing and valuing oneself, is both a legal right and a responsibility of an individual. Self-determined employment is consistent with contemporary practice, outcome-based research, and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. In this article, we describe three challenges facing youth with disabilities in rural areas related to determining their own employment, including (a) extensive or chronic poverty in some rural areas as a factor limiting selection of preferred employment, (b) intensive competition for limited jobs available, and (c) the potential for …


How Can I Help My Child Get The Most Out Of Organized Sports?, Tom Lee Jan 2002

How Can I Help My Child Get The Most Out Of Organized Sports?, Tom Lee

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Use Of Time, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Use Of Time, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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School Success, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

School Success, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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Social Skills, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Social Skills, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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What Can Parents And Individuals Do To Protect Our Youth?, Tom Lee Jan 2001

What Can Parents And Individuals Do To Protect Our Youth?, Tom Lee

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Expectations, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Expectations, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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Self Worth, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Self Worth, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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What Can I Do To Help Youth Succeed In My Community?, Tom Lee Jan 2001

What Can I Do To Help Youth Succeed In My Community?, Tom Lee

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Support, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Support, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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Valuing Youth, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Valuing Youth, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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Positive Values, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson Jan 2001

Positive Values, Thomas Lee, Glen Jenson

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Tinker, Tailor, Seller, Sailor: Assisting Youth To Select Preferred Job Placements Using Video And Cd Rom, Robert L. Morgan, D. A. Ellerd, B. P. Gerity Jan 2000

Tinker, Tailor, Seller, Sailor: Assisting Youth To Select Preferred Job Placements Using Video And Cd Rom, Robert L. Morgan, D. A. Ellerd, B. P. Gerity

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty Publications

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Helping Youth Succeed, Thomas R. Lee, Tami Pyfer Jan 2000

Helping Youth Succeed, Thomas R. Lee, Tami Pyfer

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What We Can All Do To Prevent Youth Substance Use, Thomas Lee, Steven Dennis Jan 1998

What We Can All Do To Prevent Youth Substance Use, Thomas Lee, Steven Dennis

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