This project focuses on critical needs in the preparation and long-term development of pre-service, undergraduate, K-6 teachers of science. The project investigates the impact on these students of undergraduate, standards-based, reform entry level science courses developed by faculty based on their participation in the NASA Opportunities for Visionary Academics processional development program to identify: short-term impacts on undergraduate students and long-term effects on graduated teachers; characteristics of reform courses and characteristics of effective development efforts.
About Me (Bio):
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama and Director, The Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines. Executive editor of the Journal of Interactive Online Learning and of Social Studies Research and Practice. Editor of the research book series, Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Associate editor of the research book series, Research in Science Education.