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dc.contributor.advisorHughes, Harrison
dc.contributor.advisorBalgopal, Meena
dc.contributor.authorGraves, Leila
dc.contributor.committeememberBunning, Marisa
dc.contributor.committeememberKrishnan, Sarada
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:42:48Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:42:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Summer.
dc.description.abstractThe main purpose of this study was to describe elementary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward plant science. The secondary purpose was to create an edible plant curriculum as a vehicle for integrating STEM and 21st Century skills into Common Core Content. Results indicate that teachers and STEM coordinators did find the curriculum to be effective in teaching the interdisciplinary standard-based and inquiry based content and skills targeted. Additionally, the curriculum development process produced a hybrid design framework that facilitated the creation of life science content as a vehicle for integrating STEM into common core content. However, several significant barriers will need to be overcome with regard to the teachers', STEM coordinators' and administrators' perception that plant science and nutrition literacy are "special" content activities versus important STEM content.
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dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierGraves_colostate_0053A_12315.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/82598
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectcommon core content
dc.subjectcurriculum development
dc.subjectinquiry based
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary
dc.subjectstandard-based
dc.subjectSTEM
dc.titleCase study evaluation of edible plants curriculum implemented in an elementary school, A
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thesis.degree.disciplineHorticulture and Landscape Architecture
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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