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Abstract Title: Applications of PER in Diverse Settings: Perspectives on Audience, Method and Implementation
Abstract: Physics education research has traditionally not addressed variation in student population. Are the tools, practices, and findings of PER relevant, applicable and valid across populations? This session includes four PER groups working with underrepresented student populations differing by audience, method and implementation. Brewe, Kramer and O'Brien at Florida International University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, use reform to develop community; Sabella, Coble and Bowen of Chicago State University, a Black-Serving Institution, apply PER methods to identify underrepresented university students' resources; Finkelstein and Mayhew of the University of Colorado investigate impacts and institutional implications of informal education programs; Steinberg of City College of New York implements PER-based approaches as a science teacher at a mixed public high school in Harlem. These researchers are united by the goal of identifying problems within the structures of physics/science education relevant to encouraging student successes. These posters identify a diversity of approaches to improving educational opportunities for underrepresented student groups and limitations, challenges and opportunities for broadening inclusion.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eric Brewe
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
ZEB 259a
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-3507
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Laird Kramer, George O'Brien
Florida International University

Mel S. Sabella, Kim Coble, and Samuel Bowen
Chicago State University

Noah Finkelstein and Laurel Mayhew
University of Colorado at Boulder

Richard Steinberg
City College of New York

Targeted Poster Session Specific Information

Poster 1 Title: Using Educational Reform as a Kernel for Growing Community at a Hispanic Serving Institution
Poster 1 Authors: Eric Brewe, Laird Kramer, George O'Brien
Florida International University
Poster 2 Title: Utilizing the Individual and Collective Resources of Urban University Students to Develop an Effective Instructional Environment
Poster 2 Authors: Mel S. Sabella, Kim Coble, and Samuel Bowen
Chicago State University
Poster 3 Title: Acting in Our Own Self-Interest: Blending University and Community
Poster 3 Authors: Noah Finkelstein and Laurel Mayhew
University of Colorado at Boulder
Poster 4 Title: Challenges Gaced by a (White) Idealist Teaching Science in a Public High School in Harlem
Poster 4 Authors: Richard Steinberg
City College of New York