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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school);

Abstract

In 1995, US 12th graders performed below the international average for 21 countries on a test of general knowledge in mathematics and science. (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 1998). In 2000, 93% of students in grades '5-9 were taught physical science by a teacher lacking a major or certification in the physical sciences (National Center for Education Statistics, 2002). U.S. 15-year-olds ranked 24th out of 40 countries that participated in a 2003 administration of the Program for International Student assessment (PISA) examination, which assessed students' ability to apply mathematical concepts to real world problems (National Center for Education Statistics, 2005).

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John E. Henning

Second Advisor

Victoria Robinson

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Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (78 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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