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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: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Andrejs J. Cers, lead design architect for the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) and principal of AJC Architecture, discusses the unique design process for SMM's expansion project. Cers outlines how unconventional strategies like Issue Teams, which clearly defined key issues, goals, and materials, led to the success of this design ... »
  • 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: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ellen Rubin presents advice on museum wayfinding from her perspective as a disability access consultant with experience working with science centers and museums and as a blind museum visitor. Rubin discusses how to orient visitors online before the visit, as they enter the museum, and as they interact with exhibits. ... »
  • 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 ... »

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