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Topics in Language Disorders Vol. 25, No. 1 (2005)
Many students from elementary school through college encounter difficulty understanding their science textbooks, regardless of whether they have language disorders. This article discusses some of the particular difficulties associated with science...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 17, No. 6 (December 2007) pp. 577–594
The ability of school children (
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 34, No. 2 (2006) pp. 147–171
This study examines the benefits of reading strategy training on adolescent readers' comprehension of science text. Training was provided via an automated reading strategy trainer called the Interactive Strategy Trainer for Active Reading and...
Increasing Retention in STEM: Results from a STEM Talent Expansion Program at the University of Memphis
Alistair Windsor; Anna Bargagliotti; Rachel Best; Donald Franceschetti; John Haddock; Stephanie Ivey; David Russomanno
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 16, No. 2 (Jul 17, 2015) pp. 11–19
MemphiSTEP is a five-year STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) at the University of Memphis sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The project focuses on retention and persistence to graduation to increase the number of STEM majors and...