CfAO Education and Human Resources Program
The Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) Education and Human Resources (EHR) program is committed to developing educational projects that utilize "best practices," strategies that have emerged from research or successful programs. This summary is a compilation of publications that are related to the five educational goals of the CfAO. The intent of this document is to stimulate proposals that are aligned with current best practices and to provide a starting point for future discussions and debates. Additionally, it should provide resources and references to CfAO education project leaders. This list is not considered to be completebut rather a starting point from which to add. Please send any comments or suggestions (especially relevant reports or publications not included here) to the CfAO EHR program.
National Center for Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov./
Teaching and Learning:
National Research Council. (2000). Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC. National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, DC. National Academy Press.
Teacher Professional Development:
National Research Council (1996). The Role of Scientists in the Professional Development of Science Teachers. Washington, DC. National Academy Press.
National Research Council (2001). Educating Teachers of Science, Mathematics,
and Technology: New Practices for the New Millenium. Washington, DC. National
National Research Council. (1996). National Science Standards. Washington,
DC. National Academy Press.
National Research Council. (1999). Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs: A Guide for Using Mathematics and Science Education Standards. Washington, DC. National Academy Press.
Undergraduate Science Education:
Astin, A.W., & Astin, H.S. (1993). Undergraduate science education: The impact of different college environments on the educational pipeline in the sciences. Los Angeles, CA: Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA.
Committee of Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council (1999).
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and
Technology. National Academy Press.
Pascarella, E., & Terenzini, P. (1991). How college affects students. San
Student Retention in Higher Education:
Tinto, V. (1987, 1993). Leaving college: Rethinking the causes and cures of student attrition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press
Tinto, Vincent. (1996). Reconstructing the first year of college. Planning
for Higher Education. 25:1-6.
Seymour, E., & Hewitt, N.M. (1997). Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates
leave the sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Groups:
U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. (2000). Entry and Persistence of Women and Minorities in College Science and Engineering Education, NCES 2000-601. Washington, DC.
National Task Force on Minority High Achievement. (1999). Reaching the Top:
A Report of the National Task Force on Minority High Achievement. New York,
NY. The College Board.
George, Y., Neale, D. Van Horne, V., Malcom, S. (in preparation). Research
Needs Related to the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SME) Experiences
and Achievements of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) from the High School Years
into the Professoriate. New York, NY. American Association for the Advancement
of Sciences. (Lisa Hunter has a draft that can be forwarded).
Allen, W.R. (1992). The color of success: African American college student
outcomes at predominantly white and historically black colleges and universities.
Harvard Educational Review, 62(1), 26-44.
Borman, G.D., Stringfield, S., Rachuba, L. (2000). Advancing Minority High
Achievement: National Trends and Promising Programs and Practices. NY: The College
Board. Available at: http://www.collegeboard.org/toc/html/tocresearch000.html
Carmichael, J.W., Labat, D., Hunter, J., Preivett, J, & Sevenair, J.P.
(1993). Minorities in the biological sciences: The Xavier success story and
some implications. Bioscience, 43, 564-569.
Fullilove, R., & Triesman, U. (1990). Mathematics achievement among African-American
undergraduates at the University of California at Berkeley. An evaluation of
the Math Workshop Program. Journal of Negro Education, 59, 463-478.
Ga/ndara, P., & Maxwell-Jolly, J. (1999). Priming the pump: Strategies
for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates.
NY: College Board.
Hilton, T.L, Hsia, J., Solarzano, D.G., & Benton, N.L. (1989). Persistence
in science of high-
ability minority students. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
Hrabowshi, F.A. III, Maton, K.I. and Greif, G.L. 1998. Beating the Odds. Raising
Academically Successful African American Males. Oxford University Press, New
Land of Plenty. Diversity as Americas Competitive Edge in Science, Engineering
and Technology. 2000. www.nsf.gov/od/cawmset
Malcolm, S., Van Horne, V., Yolanda, G., & Gaddy, C. (1998). Losing ground:
Science and engineering graduate education of Black and Hispanic Americans.
Washington, DC: AAAS.
Malcolm, S. 2000. Minority Ph.D. Production in SME Fields: Distributing the
Work? Washington, DC: AAAS Making Strides.
Maton, K.I., Hrabrowski, F.A., & Schmitt, C.L. (in press). African American
college students excelling in the sciences: College and post-college outcomes
in the Meyerhoff Scholars Program. Journal of Research and Science Teaching.
Miller, L.S. (1995). An American imperative: Accelerating minority educational
achievement. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Pearson, W., & Warner, I. (1999). Mentoring experiences of African American
Ph.D. Chemists. In H.T. Frierson, Jr. (Ed.), Diversity in Higher Education.
Volume II: Examining mentoring protege experiences. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
Steele, C.M. (1997). A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape intellectual
identity and performance. American Psychologist, 52, 613-629.
Treisman, U. (1992). Studying students studying calculus: A look at the lives of minority mathematics students in college. The College Mathematics Journal, 23, 362-372.
Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences (1995). Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
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