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Research Clusters: Visionary Collaborations Across Disciplines

Description: This website contains information about the University of North Texas research clusters, which are collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams engaged in research and exchange of ideas and resources. It includes pages for the research and progress of each of the individual clusters.
Date: 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. Office of Research and Economic Development.
Item Type: Website
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of Appropriate Science Material for the Teaching of Elementary Science in the Jefferson School of Sherman, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the current methods of teaching and the available science material for the teaching of elementary science in order to prepare a proposed plan of instruction for the seventh and eighth grades of Jefferson School for the 1941-1942 school year.
Date: 1941
Creator: Shelton, J. D.
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An Analysis of Scientific Learning in Growing Silkworms

Description: The purpose of this study is to give the results of a science experiment in an elementary grade in raising silkworms. The purpose of the experiment was not to learn the laws and principles of science, but to determine whether the life cycle of the silkworm would create a greater interest in the field of science.
Date: 1947
Creator: Roberts, Odessa Hensley
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Girl and skeleton]

Description: Photograph of girl in a science lab classroom. She is assembling or toying with a model of a skeleton of a small mammal.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Gender differences in college choice, aspirations, and self-concept among community college students in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Description: Educational researchers, practitioners, and policy makers have long expressed their concern that gender disparity of academic performance and participation in science and mathematics education continues to increase with educational progress of students through the pipeline. Educational and occupational aspirations, high school experience, external support from family members and significant others appear to be influential factors that develop strong self-concept among female students who aspire to study science and mathematics. Using a national sample of aspirants in science, mathematics, and engineering majors in public community colleges, that participated in the 1996 Cooperative Institutional Research Program American Freshman Survey, this study investigated the influences of students' pre-college experiences on their college choice, aspirations, and self-concept by examining three theoretical structural models. In addition, gender differences were tested by using multiple group analysis. The findings from the multiple group analysis revealed that there was no statistically significant gender difference in predicting college choice, aspirations, and self-concept. The results from the descriptive analysis indicated that the female students were already underrepresented in science, mathematics, and engineering majors. Taken together, the findings challenge researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to examine why the persistent fall off, and how can community colleges support and retain these students who already enrolled. The results from the model fit analysis revealed that the encouragement from family and others played as a contributing factor in predicting students' college choice, aspirations, and self-concept. This study confirmed that the development of self-concept among community college students in science, mathematics, and engineering is complex and unique. Several recommendations that are pertaining to policy implications, improvement of practice, and future research to increase the representations of female students in science, mathematics, and engineering in the post-secondary education were developed from the findings of this study. The results of this study contribute to the research literature ...
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Date: August 2004
Creator: Starobin, Soko Suzuki
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JAC Audio Interview: Sandra Harding

Description: JAC interview of Sandra Harding discussing feminism and science in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
Date: 1995
Creator: Hirsh, Elizabeth; Olson, Gary A. & Harding, Sandra G.
Item Type: Sound
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JAC Audio Interview: Clifford Geertz

Description: JAC interview of Clifford Geertz discussing Anthropology in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
Date: 1991
Creator: Olson, Gary A. & Geertz, Clifford
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT Libraries

Knowledge management in times of change: Tacit and explicit knowledge transfers.

Description: This study proposed a look at the importance and challenges of knowledge management in times of great change. In order to understand the information phenomena of interest, impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents in times of great organizational change, the study is positioned in a major consolidation of state agencies in Texas. It pays special attention to how the changes were perceived by the knowledge workers by interviewing those that were impacted by the changes resulting from the reorganization. The overall goal is to assess knowledge management in times of great organizational change by analyzing the impact of consolidation on knowledge management in Texas's Health and Human Services agencies. The overarching research question is what happened to the knowledge management structure during this time of great change? The first research question was what was the knowledge worker environment during the time of change? The second research question was what was the knowledge management environment of the agencies during the time of change? The last research question was did consolidation of the HHS agencies diminish the ability to transition from tacit to explicit knowledge? Additionally, the study investigates how the bill that mandated the consolidation was covered in the local media as well as the actual budget and employee loss impact of the consolidation in order to better understand the impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents as a result of major organizational restructuring. The findings have both theoretical and practical implications for information science, knowledge management and project management.
Date: December 2005
Creator: Hall, Heather Leigh
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study to Determine the Adequacy of the Science Programs of the Small High Schools of North Central Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine how adequately the smaller high schools of North Central Texas are conforming to certain standards in the science field. The problem of this study is to determine whether science teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether the science training has made any contributions to the general education of the high-school students in this area.
Date: 1950
Creator: Hoeldtke, Clara
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Photograph of Cameron Stallings]

Description: Photograph of Cameron Stallings, wearing pajamas, reading a "Science Digest" in bed. In the image a portrait of a woman hangs on the wall and another man's body, probably the photographer, can be seen in the bottom left of the frame.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Students Using Microscopes]

Description: Photograph of two students using microscopes at a table. In the image the students are surrounded by scientific equipment on a large table with drawers. Large wood cabinets take up the surround walls.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Relationship Between Specific Reading Skills and Selected Areas of Sixth-Grade Achievement in Central School, Garland, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to determine whether or not superior reading ability in a given reading skill is significantly related to successful achievement in each of the three areas of arithmetic, social studies, and science, and to determine whether or not the different reading skills are related to areas of achievement in different ways.
Date: 1951
Creator: Keeley, Annie
Partner: UNT Libraries