Laura Pearce

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Laura Pearce is a former public school teacher, having taught 20+ years in K-5. Currently she is a graduate assistant in the doctoral program at the University of Missouri–Saint Louis. She is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (1995).
University of Missouri-St. Louis
09/01/2008

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.