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  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this brief article, Cristina Heine, curator at Universum, Museo de las Ciencias, National University of México (UNAM) in México City, explains how the science museum promotes the scientific discoveries and technological advances generated in UNAM laboratories to the public. Each month, the museum highlights one of UNAM's scientific institutes, ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2007
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from the 2004-06 Teaching Literacy Through Art research study of the Learning Through Art program (LTA) conducted by Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A), for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, New York. The Guggenheim Museum received a three-year Arts in Education Model Development and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Parent-child 'everyday' conversations have been suggested as a source of children's early science learning (Ash, 2003; Callanan & Jipson, 2001). If such conversations are important then it would be pertinent to know whether children from different family backgrounds have different experiences talking about science in informal settings. We ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This proposal, the "Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA)," is a request for a three-year program for high school students from underserved populations who are interested in pursuing IT or STEM careers. The overall goal of DRITA is to provide opportunities for promising African American or Hispanic youth to (1) develop solid Information ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This longitudinal research used a sociocultural perspective to examine planning competence in the everyday experiences of European American and Latino children from 7 to 9 years of age. Data on children's participation in planning their activities outside of school, parental expectations about children's planning competence, and children's ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2005
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Research indicates that young children, unlike adults, have a generalized tendency to view not only artifacts but also living and nonliving natural phenomena as existing for a purpose. To further understand this tendency's origin, the authors explored parents' propensity to invoke teleological explanation during explanatory conversations with ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Deals with the success of the Rural Girls in Science Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington State, which uses science to address local issues through long-term research projects. Source of funding for the program; Components of the research projects; Factors which contributed to the success of the program. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Despite the many hours students spend studying science, only a few relate to these subjects in such a manner that it becomes a part of their essential worldview and advances their education in a larger sense - one in which they make a connection to the subject matter so that it becomes a source of inspiration and occupies a formative position in ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Self-Reliance Foundation (SRF) Conociendo Tu Cuerpo (Know Your Body) Hispanic Community Health Sciences Education project is an initiative designed to introduce Hispanic students and families to biomedical science and health education resources, and increase their participation levels in these fields. The educational goals of the project are ... »
  • Date: 03/10/2002
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This CAREER grant interweaves research and teaching focused on understanding how social groups construct meaning during scientific conversations across different learning contexts, such as classrooms, museums and the home. This work will be translated into formal educational settings and used to inform teaching practices within pre-service ... »