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Student Expectations, University Goals: Looking for Alignment in General Education Science

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dc.contributor.advisor Dworzecka, Maria Ericson, Rebecca J.
dc.creator Ericson, Rebecca J. 2012-04-23 2012-07-17T15:35:58Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2012-07-17T15:35:58Z 2012-07-17
dc.description.abstract This action research dissertation explores the alignment of university goals, faculty practice, and student expectations for general education natural science courses as a first step to understanding how best to restructure the program to ensure that students are learning in alignment with university stated goals for this aspect of their education. A survey of general education natural science goals checks alignment of goals at George Mason University with goals for similar programs at a range of higher education institutions. Interviews with faculty teaching general education natural science and focus groups with students who have taken required natural science courses yield areas where goals do and do not align and provide perspective on goals and expectations held by those teaching and taking the courses. The results should prove useful to an ongoing effort at the University to evaluate and improve general education natural science.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject science education en_US
dc.subject goals en_US
dc.subject liberal arts en_US
dc.subject alignment en_US
dc.subject general education en_US
dc.subject scientific literacy en_US
dc.title Student Expectations, University Goals: Looking for Alignment in General Education Science en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctor of Arts in Community College Education en_US Doctoral en Community College Education en George Mason University en

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