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Abstract Title: Science Education Internships for the Professional Development of Noyce Scholars at Chicago State University: Affordances and Constraints
Abstract: The CSU Noyce Scholar Program expanded the internship component of its program to enable Noyce Scholars to engage in summer and school-year internships. Internships are available though Informal Science Institutions in Chicago, particularly Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry, as well as with science education research faculty at CSU and the community ecological activist group Southeast Environmental Task Force.  The internship program for pre-service professional development of Noyce Scholars was created for the following reasons: (1) to mitigate the need of Scholars to have outside jobs which detract rather than contribute to their professional education, (2) to provide diverse experiences in science education and introduce students to the vast ISI resources available, and (3) to further encourage a "sense of place" to develop not just science teachers but Chicago science teachers who are attached to the challenges and affordances of science education in the city.   Two years of the internship program have highlighted successes and difficulties associated with the management of a multi-site internship program.  Implications and recommendations will be discussed.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Andrea G. Van Duzor
Chicago State University
9501 S. King Drive
chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 7739954437
Fax: 7739953809
and Co-Presenter(s)
Mel Sabella, Chicago State University