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Betty Young

Professor of Education

Research areas: education reform in k-8 science and math, gender issues in stem disciplines, teacher education, teachers' working lives

Young has studied what prospective and current teachers need to develop their teaching skills using exploratory and inquiry-based science lessons. She uses a No Teacher Left Behind attitude to teaching future educators the most effective ways to teach science to children. Young led the CAREERS Projects - Change Associated with Readiness, Education, and Efficacy in Reform Science, a 5-year study in which she developed a new curriculum for current education students and tracking the results.

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