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Research and Data


Current Events, Blogs, and Tweets

Listed below are sites that can help keep you up to date on the latest news in education.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education
http://science.education.nih.gov

Education News
http://www.educationnews.org External Web Site Policy

Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/ External Web Site Policy

National Science Teachers Association
http://www.nsta.org/ External Web Site Policy

The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com External Web Site Policy

The New York Times Education News
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/education/index.html External Web Site Policy

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/news/landing.jhtml

U.S. News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/Topics/tag/Subject/e/education/index.html External Web Site Policy

The Washington Post Education Section
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/education/ External Web Site Policy

The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/

Current Thinking and Monographs

On the Web sites listed here, you’ll find monographs from think tanks and education-related organizations. Use them to add to your understanding of issues and trends in science education. Remember, these are not peer-reviewed scientific papers. Before consulting these sources, consider reading a few articles from the Think Tank Review Project External Web Site Policy to better understand how lines between opinion- and data-based conclusions can become blurred in such reports.

Achieve, Inc.
http://www.achieve.org/ External Web Site Policy

Alliance for Excellent Education
http://www.all4ed.org/ External Web Site Policy

American Enterprise Institute
http://www.aei.org/ External Web Site Policy

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
http://www.ascd.org/Publications/newsletters/infobrief.aspx External Web Site Policy

Board on Science Education, Center for Education
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/ External Web Site Policy

The Brookings Institution
http://www.brookings.edu/topics/k-12-education.aspx External Web Site Policy

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/ External Web Site Policy

Cato Institute
http://www.cato.org/ External Web Site Policy

Center for American Progress
http://www.americanprogress.org/ External Web Site Policy

Education News
http://www.educationnews.org External Web Site Policy

Education Sector
http://www.educationsector.org External Web Site Policy

Education Trust
http://www2.edtrust.org/edtrust/ External Web Site Policy

Education Week
http://www.edweek.org/ External Web Site Policy

Friedman Foundation
http://www.friedmanfoundation.org External Web Site Policy

James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
http://www.hunt-institute.org/ External Web Site Policy

The National Academies
http://www.nas.edu/ External Web Site Policy

National Association of Biology Teachers
http://www.nabt.org/ External Web Site Policy

The Opportunity Equation
http://www.opportunityequation.org/ External Web Site Policy

Thomas B. Fordham Institute
http://www.fordhamfoundation.org External Web Site Policy

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov External Web Site Policy

References from NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

These references were collected by the NHGRI.

Books

Banks, James. 1988. Multiethnic Education: Theory and Practice, 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc.

Gardener, Marjorie, et al. 1990. Toward a Scientific Practice of Science Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associated.

Hersey, Paul, and Dennith H. Blanchard. 1988. Management of Organizational Behavior. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Truell, George F. 1981. Coaching and Counseling : Key Skills for Managers. Buffalo, NY: PAY Publications.

Reports

Clewell, Beatrice Chu, and Bernice Andersen. 1991. "Women of Color in Mathematics, Science and Engineering: A Review of the Literature." Washington, DC: Center for Women Policy Studies.

Denno, Devorah, et al. 1981 "Early Cognitive Functioning: Sex and Race Differences." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, August.

American Association of University Women (AAUW). 1992. "How Schools Shortchange Girls." Washington, DC: AAUW Education Foundation.

Schwartz, Wendy. 1987. "Teaching Science and Mathematics to At Risk Students." Washington, DC: Office of Education Research and Development.

Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB), Task Force on Precolllege Science Education Programs. 1983. "Strategies for Increasing Involvement of Research Scientists in Implementation of Innovative Science Educational Programs." A Report Prepared for the Educational Research and Improvement Branch Office of the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, March.

Periodicals

DeRosa, Donald, and Randy Krauss. 1997. Science/educator partnerships provide rich learning opportunities. The Scientist 11:9.

Gallager, James. 1991. Prospective and practicing secondary school science teachers' knowledge and beliefs about the philosophy of science." Science Education 75(1):121-133.

Willis, Madge Gill. 1989. Learning styles of African American children: A review of the literature and interventions. The Journal of Black Psychology 16(1):47-65.

Research and Data

These links take you to student assessment data and federally commissioned and university-based education research.

American Educational Research Association
http://www.aera.net/ External Web Site Policy

Education Policy Alliance
http://www.educationpolicyalliance.org/ External Web Site Policy
The Alliance is a network of university-based research centers and organizations. Alliance members do research on education policy and practice issues. At this site, you can find brief descriptions of each Alliance member and links to their home pages.

ERIC
http://www.eric.ed.gov/
This is a PubMed-like searchable database with a focus on education research.

Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice
http://www.stanford.edu/group/irepp/ External Web Site Policy

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
http://nces.ed.gov/
An arm of the Department of Education, the NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. NAEP data and tools for interpreting NAEP can be found on this site. In addition, the annual "Condition of Education" report is published here, too.

The National Academies
http://www.nas.edu/ External Web Site Policy

National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education
http://science.education.nih.gov External Web Site Policy

National Science Foundation, Division of Resource Statistics Science and Engineering Statistics
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
This is NSF's site for publications, data, and analyses about the nation's science and engineering resources.

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
http://www.pisa.oecd.org External Web Site Policy
Contains the current PISA report, associated tools for interpreting the data, and other PISA-related information and reports.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008
http://nsf.gov/statistics/seind08/
"Science and Engineering Indicators," published by the National Science Board, provides a broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.

TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center
http://timss.bc.edu/ External Web Site Policy
Contains current and past TIMMS reports and associated tools for interpreting the data.

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov External Web Site Policy

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