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  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The 2010 Delivery and Reach study documented the delivery of nano education activities at NISE Network partner institutions and estimated the public reach of those activities. Surveys used in this study are included in the appendix of this report. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Department of Education of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with broad participatory support from free-standing, university-based and regional natural history museums across the nation will conduct a 3-day national conference on informal science learning in natural history settings. The goal of this conference ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2005
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This monograph, the final report of the 21st Century Literacy Summit held in April 2005, presents an action plan for this emerging field applicable to higher education, K-12 education, policy makers, media & the arts, and research, and details the strategic priorities and specific recommendations for these sectors that were the summit's major ... »
  • Date: 06/09/2011
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    Report from an ITEST meeting to define a research agenda for the afterschool field convened by the ITEST Learning Resource Center at Education Development Center, Inc. ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    We investigated the inclusion of a curricular module on global climate change in an Elementary Science Methods course. Using complementary research methods, we analyzed findings from 63 teacher candidates’ drawings, questionnaires, and journal entries collected throughout their participation in the module. We highlighted three focal cases to ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    You for Youth ( ) is a learning community and website started in 2008 for the grantees of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), a U.S. Department of Education program that began in 1998 to support out-of-school time programs. The Y4Y project team describes how this project started as a response to the need for low ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This study explores how activities developed by science experts in partnership with middle school teachers were employed and interpreted. The goals of this partnership were to (a) help the science teacher meet earth science content standards in new ways, (b) expose students to 'real world' experiences outside their school setting, and (c) ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Policy/Memoranda
    This statement of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) affirms the significance of cultural competence in evaluation. It also informs the public of AEA’s expectations concerning cultural competence in the conduct of evaluation. ... »
  • Date: 11/08/2011
    Resource Category!: Summative
    This evaluation report highlights findings from the evaluation of the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education’s first five years of funding. CAISE, funded through a cooperative agreement with NSF, in its first five years, was a partnership between The Association of Science-Technology Centers, the Institute for Learning Innovation ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is mid-way through year five of a five-year cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. The NSF funded CAISE in 2007 in order to serve as a resource center to the informal science education (ISE) program, its grantees, and the larger ISE field. Inverness Research ... »