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Abstract Title: Implementing PER in Other Cultures
Abstract: It is not obvious to what extent PER findings with English-speaking students apply to students from other cultures in other parts of the world and vice versa.  Some PER community members have experience that shed light on this issue, which includes anticipations concerning initial conceptions, typical student responses to PER-based instructional strategies, preparation and understanding of teachers, and lack of resources available to teachers to a degree not generally seen in the US.  Experiences, evidence, lessons learned and recommendations will be offered by the presenters in this targeted poster session.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Dewey Dykstra
Boise State University
Boise, ID
and Co-Presenter(s)
Andy Johnson, Black Hills State University; Ronald K. Thornton, Tufts University

Targeted Poster Session Specific Information

Poster 1 Title: Using PER Materials and Technology with Teachers of the Very Poor in Bangalore
Poster 1 Authors: Ronald K. Thornton
Poster 2 Title: Similarities and Differences in Ideas Generated by Students of Physics: US College Students vs. Tibetan Buddhist Monks
Poster 2 Authors: Andy Johnson (Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD)
Dewey Dykstra (Boise State University, Boise, ID)
Hunter Close (Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA)
Mel Sabella (Chicago State University, Chicago, IL)
Poster 3 Title: Making Sense of Measurements, Making Sense of the Textbook
Poster 3 Authors: Saalih Allie (University of Cape Town, South Africa) Dedra Demaree (Oregon State University, USA ) Julian Taylor (University of Cape Town, South Africa) Fred Lubben (University of York, UK) Andy Buffler (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Poster 4 Title: Experiences Sharing PER in Mexico
Poster 4 Authors: Dewey Dykstra (Boise State University, Boise, ID)
Poster 5 Title: New Research from Cross Culture Studies
Poster 5 Authors: Lei Bao (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA)
Tianfang Cai (Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China)
Kathy Koenig (Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA)