George DeBoer - Educational Studies Faculty Emeritus - Colgate University

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George DeBoer

Professor of Educational Studies, Emeritus

Degree

BA, Hope College, 1966; MAT, University of Iowa, 1968; PhD, Northwestern University, 1972

Teaching Experience

Glenbrook South High School, 1971-74; Northwestern University Medical School, 1968-71

Specialties

Educational psychology; quantitative research methods; curriculum and instruction in school science and mathematics; social and cultural foundation of American education

Interests

Scientific literacy, the history of secondary school science teaching in the U.S., student achievement, gender effects on achievement in science and mathematics

Publications

A History of Ideas in Science Education: Implications for practice (New York: Teachers College Press, 1991); Research on goals for the science curriculum: (in Handbook of Research on Science Teaching, 1994); "Historical perspectives on scientific literacy" (in Scientific Literacy, 1997); reviews in The Colgate Scene; articles in Science Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Personnel and Guidance Journal, Journal of College Student Personnel