Understanding male underachievement in middle school science: challenging the assumptions

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dc.contributor Adams, Natalie G.
dc.contributor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor Webb, Alan L.
dc.contributor.advisor Hutcheson, Philo A.
dc.contributor.author Holbrooks, Marilyn Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-04T14:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-04T14:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002907
dc.identifier.other Holbrooks_alatus_0004D_13337
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3583
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The overall purpose of this collaborative action research study was to explore the experiences of eight middle school science teachers. This collaborative action research study concerned itself with male student underachievement in science at the middle school level. The study was conducted at Sherwood Forest Middle School (a pseudonym) with sixth through eighth grade science teachers with more than three years of experience, various teaching backgrounds within academic subjects as well as special education, and different grade levels. The interviews probed the teachers’ personal experiences and insights regarding male underachievement in science. This collaborative action research study relied on qualitative data from interviews and other pieces of evidence that might support the teachers’ observations, specifically standardized test data and class grades. In addition, four of the seven teachers participated in a focus group, developing strategies for more effective teaching in science for all students. Understanding the experiences of science educators for sixth through eighth grade students can assist local, state, and federal policymakers in educational decision-making processes for the future.
dc.format.extent 121 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Science education
dc.subject.other Middle school education
dc.title Understanding male underachievement in middle school science: challenging the assumptions
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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