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Academic Profiles of Science Students: An Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Virginia Students
(Virginia Tech, 2020-03-20)
In recent decades, United States public school education has moved toward standards-based curricula. However, performance on standardized tests may not be representative of subject literacy or workforce preparedness. This ...
Investigating How Nontraditional Elementary Preservice Teachers Negotiate the Teaching of Science
(Virginia Tech, 2015-02-06)
This qualitative study was designed to investigate the influences on nontraditional pre-service teachers as they negotiated the teaching of science in elementary school. Based upon a sociocultural theoretical framework ...
Situating Critical Indigenous Worldview within Western Academic Traditions: Place-Based and Culturally-relevant Science Education for Human Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability
(Virginia Tech, 2017-05-02)
Learning to value ourselves as uniquely endowed, understanding our irreplaceable fit into the social and environmental fabric, and becoming active agents woven into our communities will maximize our capacity for progressive ...
Integrative Perspectives of Academic Motivation
(Virginia Tech, 2015-03-17)
My overall objective in this dissertation was to develop more integrative perspectives of several aspects of academic motivation. Rarely have researchers and theorists examined a more comprehensive model of academic ...
Validating an Icelandic Version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory
(Virginia Tech, 2015-11-13)
Students' motivation generally declines during the middle school years, a period of time when important foundations for further studies are laid. There is a move in many countries to improve science education, especially ...