|A Case Study of Second-Career Alternatively Certified Science Teachers: What Research and Educational Experiences and Understanding of Nature of Science Do They Bring to Classroom Practices?
||This multiple case study examined second-career lateral entry middle school science teachers to see what research and educational experiences and understanding of nature of science they bring to their classroom practices. I examined four alternativel...
|Mental models high school students hold of zoos
||"The purpose of this study was to depict the mental models high school students, ages 14-18, hold of zoos. This study also examined how students define conservation and the role of zoos in conservation. This study examined the differences in mental m...
|Student cognition and motivation during the Classroom BirdWatch citizen science project
|| "The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the ways various stakeholders (CBW project developer/coordinator, elementary and middle school teachers, and 5th through 8th grade students) envisioned, implemented and engaged in the citizen sc...
|Thoughtfully adaptive teaching in fourth-grade science instruction
||The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' thoughtfully adaptive teaching. Teachers' instructional adaptations made while teaching and during planning when implementing the Full Option Science System "Magnetism and Electricity" unit were iden...
|Contextually authentic science for young children: a study of two summer herpetology programs
||The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge, skills, and dispositions enabled for elementary school participants in two summer herpetology programs, one in North Carolina and one in Florida. An additional purpose of this study was to exami...
|Critical environmental agency in a field ecology program
||Attending to global environmental concerns calls for renewed efforts in environmental education and environmental literacy. Important questions regarding equity and access also need to be considered (NAAEE, 2011). Therefore, a goal of this study was ...
|Contributions to a herpetological community of practice: funds of knowledge of Lumbee youth
||American Indian K-12 students comprise less than 1% of the student population in the US. In southeastern North Carolina, the largest North Carolina tribe of American Indians, Lumbees, live and attend schools where they often perform poorly on standar...
|Meanings teachers make of teaching science outdoors as they EXPLORE citizen science
||This descriptive case study examined the meanings public elementary school teachers (N = 13) made of learning to enact citizen science projects in their schoolyards in partnership with a local Arboretum. Utilizing Engeström’s (2001) framework of cult...