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  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    The Radio is an instrument of communication that has percolated to all the strata of the diverse Indian society. Its position has been consolidated through history as a regular companion and a source of information and entertainment. Its affordability, accessibility and non-reliance on costly resources have ensured its presence in almost all the ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    SUMMARY The Peabody Museum at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate the Dinosaurs and More school tour. In the spring of 2004, RK&A surveyed second grade teacher and student samples, including: 27 pre-tour teacher questionnaires, 519 pre-tour student questionnaires, 24 ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    From the fall of 2000 through the fall of 2004, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) received funding from the National Science Foundation to create a math-based exhibit for school-aged children and their families. The end result was Moneyville, a colorful and inviting traveling exhibition offered in two configurations - the original ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This study was designed to contribute to a small but growing body of knowledge on the influence of gender in technology-rich collaborative learning environments. The study examined middle school students’ attitudes towards using computers and working in groups during scientific inquiry. Students’ attitudes towards technology and group work were ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Summative
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), an evaluation research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, services, and materials, is conducting an evaluation of PEEP and the Big Wide World (PEEP). The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess PEEP's appeal and the extent to which the various components of PEEP (e.g., television ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2004
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Soundprint Media Center will conduct planning for "Evolution Discoveries," a multi-part radio series on evolutionary science, contemporary issues and new discoveries. The project will help educate the public about the insights evolutionary science can offer current problems and issues, while at the same time help to explain basic principles of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    The purpose of this paper is to explore and discuss the role of practical work in the teaching and learning of science at school level. It emphasizes practical work as a means for students to learn about the nature of science. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students. The ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Understanding the Science Connected to Technology (USCT) targets information technology (IT) experiences in a comprehensive training program and professional support system for students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants have opportunities to assume leadership roles as citizen volunteers within ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines the construction of identity among African American adolescents. Narrative theories of personality help elucidate the complexity of success. ... »

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