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Science teachers and docents as mentors to science and mathematics undergraduates in formal and information settings. Final report

By J.J. Jr. Koran

Abstract

Twenty-four undergraduate science and mathematics majors who were juniors and seniors in the colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Engineering were recruited, and paid, to participate in an orientation seminar and act as teacher aides in regional schools and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Aides worked with teachers in the schools one semester and as docents in the natural history museum a second semester. Mentoring took place by the principal investigator and participating teachers and docents throughout the program. Success of the program was measured by a specially prepared attitude instrument which was administered to participants before the mentoring started and when it ended each semester. Written logs (field notes) were also prepared and submitted by participants at the end of each semester. Further, a tally was kept of the number of participants who decided to go into science or mathematics teaching as a result of the experience

Topics: Scientific Personnel, 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous, Progress Report, Education, Technology Transfer, Evaluation, Educational Facilities
Publisher: Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.2172/674650
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