Glenda McCarty


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Glenda McCarty has taught science in both formal and informal education and has a background in library science. Currently, she is a graduate teaching assistant in the doctoral program at the University of Missouri–Saint Louis where she is teaching Elementary Science Methods for the Division of Teaching and Learning.
University of Missouri-St. Louis

This project aims to develop, pilot, and evaluate a model of instruction that advances the scientific literacy of high school students by involving them in science journalism, and to develop research tools for assessing scientific literacy and engagement. We view scientific literacy as public understanding of and engagement with science and technology, better enabling people to make informed science-related decisions in their personal lives, and participate in science-related democratic debates in public life.