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STEM Models of Success: Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College


reviewed by Mary Atwater, John Colson & Barbara Rascoe — August 31, 2015

coverTitle: STEM Models of Success: Programs, Policies, and Practices in the Community College
Author(s): J. Luke Wood & Robert T. Palmer (Eds.)
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1623964814, Pages: 298, Year: 2014
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 31, 2015
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18087, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 5:13:25 AM

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  • Mary Atwater
    University of Georgia
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    MARY M. ATWATER is a professor of science education in the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, College of Education at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. She is president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), an inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She led the effort to establish NARST’s first research interest group, Continental and Diasporic Africa Science Education, and served as its elected chair until she was elected president-elect of the organization. She has been the Principal Investigator or co-Principal investigator of several federally funded and privately funded grants totally over $3.76 million dollars. In 2014 Atwater received a supplemental grant of $ 57,515 to the $100,000 National Science Foundation grant in 2012. This addition augmented the original grant focused on initiating mini-symposia to develop scholars of color in science education. Her publications include articles, book chapters, an edited book, and a co-authored K-8 science program. She recently co-edited the 2014 book, Multicultural science education: Preparing teachers for equity and social justice. She will serve as the future lead editor of the CADASE’s sponsored special issue of a journal with a working title of Science education and the African Diaspora: A critical global perspective.
  • John Colson
    University of Georgia
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    JOHN COLSON is the founder and a consultant with Colson Educational Consultants. He has 20 years of administrative experience within community colleges in Georgia and California since earning his Ed.D. at the University of Georgia’s Institute for Higher Education. His experience includes 8 years as the Chief Student Services Officer for three different community colleges. Prior to this he has served as an Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Life, and Interim Dean of Counseling. He currently assists colleges in interim administrative leadership roles and provides consulting services relative to communication, strategic planning, student code of conduct development and adjudication, Title IX compliance, and building trust among leadership teams.
  • Barbara Rascoe
    Mercer University
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    BARBARA RASCOE is an Associate Professor and Science Educator in Tift College of Education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She has a B.A. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Science Education from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Georgia. She has taught science methods at SUNY – Buffalo and science in K-12 rural and urban schools. Dr. Rascoe’s research trajectory involves examining performance dynamics that affect Black males in science learning environments, issues relative to the ethnic/gender performance gap, the language of science, the history and nature of science, and cultural capital variables that impact science performance. She has published articles and made conference presentations that reference Black males’ science performance, scientific literacy, science knowledge transformations, myths of science, shaping science curricular reform, products/processes of science, and STEM education.
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