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  • Date: 01/24/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    We explore the understudied role of program staff in an out-of-school time (OST) program at a large science museum, which may be especially relevant for supporting underrepresented minority (URM) youth’s interest in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) careers. Using a sequential explanatory mixed-method design, we surveyed 167 program ... »
  • Date: 04/02/2017
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    This document is a list of culturally responsive research resources developed by the Researching the Value of Educator Actions for Learning (REVEAL) project. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    This document is a bibliography of resources related to museum business models, and is targeted toward museum management. ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Research
    Recently there have been many calls for enhanced communication between scientists and the public in order to increase scientific literacy and improve attitudes toward science. However, these educational outreach (E/O) efforts often encounter structural barriers and the processes that support attainment of the goals of E/O are not well documented. ... »
  • Date: 05/16/2016
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    This document contains the appendices and literature review from the report "Art+Science: Broadening Youth Participation in STEM Learning." It includes assessment tools used during the project. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    Rather than focusing on how different they are, this literature review details shared characteristics of science museums, science centers, zoos, and aquariums in order to contribute to an ecological view of learning. This article identifies four shared characteristics of these informal science environments: motives and goals, staging of popular ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2013
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    Children's museums represent one of the fastest growing segments of the museum community; however, the evidence base to demonstrate the learning value of these institutions has not kept pace. With funding from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the University of Washington’s ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2005
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    Few research studies have been conducted on the interpreter’s role in a Science Centre. Although the importance of this role is always stressed by museum practitioners, it seems that anecdotal evidence is the main source of information on this theme. The experience of a visitor in a Science Centre as well as in other museums has, among other ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2002
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    In April 2001, the Museum of Science in Boston launched the Current Science & Technology Center, an effort to address leading edge research for school and public audiences and to provide depth and context for science and technology stories in the news within a museum context and through various outreach methods. The Museum of Science (MOS), in ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2002
    Resource Category: Report
    This report provides a critical overview of impact evaluation in the museums, archives and libraries sector. The study, funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, consisted largely of a review of the literature published during a five year retrospective period, with a particular emphasis on impact evaluations conducted ... »