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  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores science communication from the perspective of those most at risk of exclusion, drawing on ethnographic fieldwork. I conducted five focus groups and 32 interviews with participants from low-income, minority ethnic backgrounds. Using theories of social reproduction and social justice, I argue that participation in science ... »
  • Date: 10/27/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The landscape for out-of-school STEM learning in Hong Kong is evolving. In 2017, to capture this change, the Croucher Foundation conducted a mapping exercise. This is the second annual mapping exercise conducted by the Croucher Foundation. The study reveals a rich and vibrant ecosystem for out-of-school STEM in Hong Kong with almost 2,000 discrete ... »
  • Date: 02/24/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Croucher Foundation recently embarked on a research study to explore informal science learning in Hong Kong. This is the first study to focus on the out-of-school ecosystem for science learning in Hong Kong. This exploratory and investigative study identified over a thousand out-of-school STEM activities that happened between June 2015 and May ... »
  • Date: 09/11/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper explores how people from low-income, minority ethnic groups perceive and experience exclusion from informal science education (ISE) institutions, such as museums and science centers. Drawing on qualitative data from four focus groups, 32 interviews, four accompanied visits to ISE institutions, and field notes, this paper presents an ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Queens Central Library contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct an evaluation of the newly completed Children's Library and Discovery Center (CLDC), partially funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to traditional children's library resources, the CLDC includes interactive science exhibits, programming ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sue Allen, principal of Allen & Associates, discusses the summative evaluation of "Secrets of Circles" and effectiveness of trilingual (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) labels. Allen outlines the general audience's reaction to these labels along with the reactions of Latino families and Vietnamese-descent families. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Children's Museum of San Jose, in collaboration with developmental psychology researchers at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) and science and education staff of the UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), is conducting a 48-month long project that focuses on children's use of evidence to construct scientific explanations. Key deliverables are: a 2,300 ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2007
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report describes a summative evaluation of Secrets of Circles, a 2,600 square foot exhibition created by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose and funded by the National Science Foundation. The exhibition and related programs were designed to highlight the uses of circles and wheels in everyday life. Circles have properties that make them ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, seven museum professionals briefly explain their various approaches to personalize inclusion at their respective institutions. Authors include Elizabeth K. Stage, Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Preeti Gupta, Directors of Education at the New York Hall of Science, Michelle Sporito, Manager of Pi Society Docents at The ... »
  • 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. ... »

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