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  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The purpose of this longitudinal case study is to describe the educational trajectories of a sample of 152 young women from urban, low-income, single-parent families who participated in the Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) program during high school. Utilizing data drawn from program records, surveys, and interviews, this study also attempts to ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Claire Pillsbury, an independent exhibit developer, examines Singapore's Asian Civilisations Museum. Pillsbury analyzes how the museum successfully engages visitors of all backgrounds in the study of Singapore's past and present. ... »
  • Date: 01/07/2004
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    There is growing concern that opportunities for outdoor learning by school students in England have decreased substantially in recent years. In response to this, and recent Government calls for ‘schools to make better use of the outdoor classroom as a context for teaching and learning’, the Field Studies Council (FSC) and several partner ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    At the beginning of the new millennium, science is not only a neutral system or an objective methodology of knowledge, but also the implicit basis of the totality of our culture. Though science and its derivates are omnipresent in daily life, its basic ideologies and functional mechanisms are in most cases not fully visible to the subject. In ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper describes findings from a Ph.D. study of visitors, particularly non-museum visitors, at two university art museums in Hong Kong. This study contributes to the literature on museum education in Hong Kong, which is a relatively new area of study in Asia. This study is also the first museum visitor survey done on a university population in ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Educational Web Adventures LLP, representing a collaboration of two educational Web developers and two museum researchers, will conduct research to explore the role of learning style in online informal learning experiences. The study will develop ways of measuring learning style among children ages 10 to 12 and test hypotheses about learning style ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A feature of the management of natural resources in the coastal zone is that it involves multiple stakeholders. It has been suggested that the effectiveness of coastal management relies on the cooperation of this multitude of stakeholders in decision-making. This study reports on the findings of an investigation into the modes of interaction used ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    An afterschool program struggles to foster kindness and civility among youngsters whose environment too often fails to promote such values. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    After-School Math PLUS (ASM+) uses the rapidly growing field of informal education as a venue to develop positive attitudes, build conceptual knowledge, and sharpen skills in mathematics for underserved youth in grades 3-8. "ASM+" brings families and children together in the pursuit of mathematics education and future career interests and directly ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    After-School Program Exploring Science (APEX) proposes to develop and implement a training model that will enhance the capacity of community-based after-school programs to provide science-learning opportunities for children ages 5-10. Capacity building will center on expanding the human resource base as well as access to hands-on resources that ... »

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