Secondary Stem Educational Reform by C. JohnsonSecondary Stem Educational Reform by C. Johnson

Secondary Stem Educational Reform

byC. Johnson

Hardcover | November 21, 2011

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Federal and state funding agencies have invested billions of dollars into secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) educational reform over the past decade. This volume addresses the interplay of external and internal variables associated with school reform and how this dynamic has impacted many efforts.
CARLA C. JOHNSON Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Cincinnati, USA.
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Title:Secondary Stem Educational ReformFormat:HardcoverDimensions:226 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.78 inPublished:November 21, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111858

ISBN - 13:9780230111851

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Table of Contents

PART I:CREATING A STEM FOR ALL ENVIRONMENT J.D.Basham, University of Cincinnati C.M.Koehler, Illinois Institute of Technology M.Israel, University of Cincinnati PART II:THE IMPORTANCE OF UP FRONT EVALUATION PLANNING INCLUDING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES S.Sheats Harkness, University of Cincinnati C.Lane, University of Cincinnati PART III:SCIENCE COOPERATIVES IN MISSOURI AND IOWA (SCIENCE CO-OP): ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF SMALL RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SCIENCE LITERACY FOR ALL L.D. Yore, University of Victoria J.A. Shymansky, University of Missouri L.A. Annetta, George Mason University S.Everett, University of Michigan - Dearborn PART IV:LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: EXAMINING THE CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF A MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE PROGRAM USING ACCELERATION AND ENRICHMENT FOR GIFTED URBAN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS T.A. Sondergeld, Bowling Green State University A.R. Milner, Adrian College L.J. Coleman, The University of Toledo T.Southern, Miami University PART V:THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB: WHAT'S THE ROLE OF LITERACY IN STEM INITIATIVES? H.Johnson, University of Cincinnati P.Watson, Texas Woman's University PART VI:A CASE STUDY OF A STEM GRANT'S EXECUTIVE BOARD: CHALLENGES WITH OWNERSHIP AND INITIATIVE A.Demir, Georgia State University C.Sutton-Brown, Georgia State University L.Strickler, The University of Toledo C.M. Czerniak, The University of Toledo PART VII:STEM STAKEHOLDER RESPONSE TO ENACTED EDUCATIONAL POLICY C.C. Johnson, University of Cincinnati V.L.J. Bolshakova, Utah State University

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"The chapters in Johnson's book are well-chosen accounts of the complexity of STEM reform in the secondary setting. Each chapter shares the unique experiences of those involved in the reform efforts, with the goal of illustrating both the challenges and opportunities experienced by the different participants. This book is certainly for educators who are beginning or involved in a STEM reform project, as well as policy makers who are interested in the challenges in STEM reform." - Julie A. Luft, Professor, School of Life Sciences & Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University"We are now in the STEM Generation. Secondary STEM Educational Reform clearly delineates the challenges educators face in STEM Education into two distinct micro (internal) and macro (external) impediments.But because of the writers are experienced with implementations of secondary education reform, practical solutions to these impediments are presented. This book transcends the discussion of why things do not change to how things can change." - Dr. Alan Zollman, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University