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Determining Persistence of Community College Students in Introductory Geology Classes


Abstract Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are well situated to help address the increasing STEM workforce demands. Geoscience is a discipline that draws great interest, but has very low representation of URM's as majors. What factors influence a student's decision to major in the geosciences and are community college students different from research universities in what factors influence these decisions? Through a survey-design mi... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Kraft, Katrien Van Der Hoeven (Author) / Husman, Jenefer (Advisor) / Semken, Steven (Advisor) / Baker, Dale R (Committee member) / Mcconnell, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Science education / community college / Geology / interest / motivation / persistence / structural equation modeling
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 152 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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