Publications

 Referenced Articles from 2012-2017

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Relationship of middle school student STEM interest to career intent. Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2017). Relationship of middle school student STEM interest to career intent. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health (JESEH), 3(1), 1-13. 
Readiness for integrating mobile learning in the classroom: Challenges, preferences and possibilities.

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2017). Readiness for integrating mobile learning in the classroom: Challenges, preferences and possibilities. Computers in Human Behavior 76: 112-121.

Measuring student career interest within the context of technology-enhanced STEM projects: A cross-project comparison study based on the Career Interest Questionnaire

Peterman, K., Kermish-Allen, R., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2016). Measuring student career interest within the context of technology-enhanced STEM projects: A cross-project comparison study based on the Career Interest Questionnaire. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 25 (4), DOI:10.1007/s10956-016-9617-5.

Gender differences in conceptualizations of STEM career interest: Complimentary perspectives from data mining, multivariate data analysis and multidimensional scaling

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T. & Gibson, D. (2015). Gender differences in conceptualizations of STEM career interest: Complimentary perspectives from data mining, multivariate data analysis and multidimensional scaling. Journal of STEM Education, 16(4), 40-46.

Assessing pedagogical balance in a simulated classroom environment

Knezek, G., Hopper, S., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Gibson, D. (2015). Assessing pedagogical balance in a simulated classroom environment. Journal Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(4), 148-159.

Alignment of hands-on STEM engagement activities with positive STEM dispositions in secondary school students

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Alignment of hands-on STEM engagement activities with positive STEM dispositions in secondary school students. Journal of Science Education and Technology 24(6), 898- 909. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10956-015-9572-6

The climate change attitude survey: Measuring middle school student beliefs and intentions to enact positive environmental change

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2015). The climate change attitude survey: Measuring middle school student beliefs and intentions to enact positive environmental change. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 10(5), 773-788.

Teaching engineering concepts through a middle school transmedia book

Stansell, A., Quintanilla, B., Zimmerman, E. & Tyler-Wood, T., (2015). Teaching engineering concepts through a middle school transmedia book. TechTrends 59(2), 27-31.

A retrospective analysis of STEM career interest among mathematics and science academy students

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). A retrospective analysis of STEM career interest among mathematics and science academy students. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 10(1), 45-58.

Gender differences in high school dispositions toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Gender differences in high school dispositions toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34(4), 395-408.

SimSchool: An opportunity for using serious gaming for training teachers in rural areas

Tyler-Wood, T., Estes, M., Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Gibson, D. (2015). SimSchool: An opportunity for using serious gaming for training teachers in rural areas. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 34(3), 17-20.

Comparative measures of grit, tenacity and perseverance

Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2014). Comparative measures of grit, tenacity and perseverance. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 8(1), 16-30.

Student perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) content and careers

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Student perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) content and careers. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 173-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.01.046

Longitudinal Analysis of Cognitive Constructs Fostered by STEM Activities in Middle School Students

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Tyler-Wood, T., & Gibson, D. (2014). Longitudinal Analysis of Cognitive Constructs Fostered by STEM Activities in Middle School Students. Knowledge Management and ELearning, 6(2), 103-122.

Scaling three versions of the Stanford-Binet intelligence test: Examining ceiling effects for identifying giftedness

Tyler-Wood, T., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Morales, C. & Dunn-Rankin, P. (2014). Scaling three versions of the Stanford-Binet intelligence test: Examining ceiling effects for identifying giftedness. Educational Research, 5(2), 42-51.

The impact project-based learning on pre-service teachers’ attitudes and skills

Alexander,C., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T. & Bull, G. (2014). The impact project-based learning on pre-service teachers’ attitudes and skills. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 33(3), 257-282.

Impact of environmental power monitoring activities on middle school student perceptions of STEM

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Periathiruvadi, S. (2013). Impact of environmental power monitoring activities on middle school student perceptions of STEM. Science Education International. 24(1), 98-123.

Chapters in Books from 2012-2016

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Research in Schools

Christensen, R. (2015). Research in Schools. In J.M. Spector (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 624-627. doi.org/10.4135/9781483346397.n257 

Active learning approaches to integrating technology into middle school science classrooms: Reconceptualizing a middle school science curriculum based on 21st century skills

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2015). Active learning approaches to integrating technology into middle school science classrooms: Reconceptualizing a middle school science curriculum based on 21st century skills. In X.Ge, D. Ifenthaler, & J.M. Spector (Eds.). Full Steam Ahead: Emerging Technologies for STEAM. New York: Springer Academic.

Teacher training using interactive technologies: Performance and assessment in second life and simschool

Meritt, J., Gibson, D., Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2015). Teacher training using interactive technologies: Performance and assessment in second life and simschool. In P. Isaías, J. M. Spector, D. Ifenthaler, & D. Sampson (Eds.), E-learning systems, environments and approaches: Theory and implementation. New York: Springer.

Measuring Technology Readiness and Skills

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2014). Measuring Technology Readiness and Skills. J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, and M. J. Bishop (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (4th ed.) Springer Academic.

Tools for Analyzing Quantitative Data

Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2014). Tools for Analyzing Quantitative Data. J. M. Spector, M. D. Merrill, J. Elen, and M. J. Bishop (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology (4th ed.) Springer Academic.

Published Proceedings: Conference Proceedings and Presentations from 2012-2016

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Relationship of middle school student STEM interest to career intent

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2016). Relationship of middle school student STEM interest to career intent. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (ICEMST), Bodrum, Turkey.

Blending Formal and Informal Learning through an Online Immersive Game Environment. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2016). Blending Formal and Informal Learning through an Online Immersive Game Environment. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). Savannah, GA

Effect of Energy Monitoring Activities on Climate Change Beliefs and Intentions: Replication of Findings at Multiple Project Locations

Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2016). Effect of Energy Monitoring Activities on Climate Change Beliefs and Intentions: Replication of Findings at Multiple Project Locations. The 16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT). Austin, TX. 

Ethnic group differences in middle school STEM dispositions

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2016). Ethnic group differences in middle school STEM dispositions. Paper presented to the World Educational Research Association (WERA) conference, Washington, DC.

Replication of Impact of Energy Monitoring Activities on Middle School STEM Dispositions 

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2016).Replication of Impact of Energy Monitoring Activities on Middle School STEM Dispositions. AERA Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Blending Formal and Informal Learning Through an Online Immersive Game Environment: Contrasts in Interactions by Middle School Boys and Girls

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2016). Blending Formal and Informal Learning Through an Online Immersive Game Environment: Contrasts in Interactions by Middle School Boys and Girls. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 479-484). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Changes in STEM Dispositions and Content Knowledge for Middle School Science Students

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Changes in STEM Dispositions and Content Knowledge for Middle School Science Students. Paper to be presented at the School Science and Mathematics Association Conference (SSMA), Oklahoma City, OK.

Measuring middle school attitudes toward climate change.

Christensen, R., Knezek, G. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Measuring middle school attitudes toward climate change. In Proceedings of the School Science and Mathematics Association Convention.

Changes in STEM Dispositions and content knowledge for middle school science students.

Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Changes in STEM Dispositions and content knowledge for middle school science students. Paper presented to the School Science and Mathematics Association Convention, Oklahoma City, OK.

The will, skill, tool model of technology integration: Adding pedagogy as a new model construct.

Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2015). The will, skill, tool model of technology integration: Adding pedagogy as a new model construct. In Proceedings of the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, 2015. Maynooth, Ireland. 

Other Presentations (without edited proceedings)  from 2012-2016

Innovation versus replication in research findings: Has the novelty of new research findings worn off?

Christensen, R., Spector, J.M., Thompson, A., Schmidt-Crawford, D., Bull, G., & Knezek, G. (2015). Innovation versus replication in research findings: Has the novelty of new research findings worn off? Invited panel SITE 2015. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1050-1053). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Teacher and student perceptions during the first year of a one-to-one mobile learning initiative

Christensen, R., & Williams, M. (2015). Teacher and student perceptions during the first year of a one-to-one mobile learning initiative. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1428-1433). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Teacher dispositions toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Teacher dispositions toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1362-1368). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

The technology proficiency self-assessment questionnaire (TPSA): Evolution of a self-efficacy measure for technology integration

Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2014). The technology proficiency self-assessment questionnaire (TPSA): Evolution of a self-efficacy measure for technology integration. In T. Brinda, N. Reynolds & R. Romeike (Eds.) Proceedings of KEYCIT 2014 – Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT, 2014, pp. 190-196.

Fostering technology integration skills and positive STEM dispositions in Hawaii middle school science and technology teachers

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Fostering technology integration skills and positive STEM dispositions in Hawaii middle school science and technology teachers. In M. Searson & M.N. Ochoa (Eds.) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2014, pp. 1289 – 1296.

The relationship of personality traits to perceptions of teaching effectiveness for teacher preparation candidates in a simulated classroom environment

Hopper, S., Knezek, S., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). The relationship of personality traits to perceptions of teaching effectiveness for teacher preparation candidates in a simulated classroom environment. In M. Searson & M.N. Ochoa (Eds.) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2014, pp. 1314 – 1319.

Relationships between teacher personality type and technology integration indicators

Christensen, R. & Williams, J. (2014). Relationships between teacher personality type and technology integration indicators. In M. Searson & M.N. Ochoa (Eds.) Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2014, pp. 2576 – 2584.

Persistence of cognitive constructs fostered by hands-on science activities in middle school students

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Tyler-Wood, T., & Gibson, D. (2013). Persistence of cognitive constructs fostered by hands-on science activities in middle school students. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2013). International Assn for Development of the Information Society (IADIS ). Curran Associates, Inc.

Interactive technologies for teacher training: Comparing performance and assessment in Second Life and SimSchool

Merritt, J., Gibson, D., Christensen, R., & Knezek, G. (2013). Interactive technologies for teacher training: Comparing performance and assessment in Second Life and SimSchool. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2013). International Assn for Development of the Information Society (IADIS). Curran Associates, Inc.

Interactive technologies for teacher training: Two technology approaches and their implications

Merritt, J., Gibson, D., Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Savenye, W. (2013). Invited panel. Interactive technologies for teacher training: Two technology approaches and their implications. In D.G. Sampson, J.M. Spector, D.Ifenthaler & P.Isaías (Eds). Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognitive and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, October, 2013.

Contrasts in student perceptions of STEM content and careers

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2013). Contrasts in student perceptions of STEM content and careers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 2048-2053). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

simSchool's Progress: The SITE simSchool Modules Project

Gibson, D., Kruse, S., Knezek, G., Tyler-Wood, T., Christensen, R. & Hopper, S. (2013). simSchool's Progress: The SITE simSchool Modules Project. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1315-1323). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Middle School Water Conservation Unit: Increasing Middle Schoolers Interest in Pursuing a Career in Environmental Engineering

Tyler-Wood, T., Curby, A., Periathiruvadi, S., Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Arrowood, D. (2012). Middle School Water Conservation Unit: Increasing Middle Schoolers Interest in Pursuing a Career in Environmental Engineering. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1091-1093). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39721

Simulating Students with Learning Disabilities in Virtual Classrooms: A Validation Study

Periathiruvadi, S., Tyler-Wood, T., Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2012). Simulating Students with Learning Disabilities in Virtual Classrooms: A Validation Study. Maddux, C.D. & Gibson, D. (Eds.). 2012. Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2012. SITE.

Next Generation Learning Challenges EDUCAUSE Winners Panel

Gibson, D., Osterweil, S., Zintgraff, C., Fisser, P., Wood, T., Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2012). Next Generation Learning Challenges EDUCAUSE Winners Panel. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2810-2816). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/40014.

Exploring the Relationship between Middle School Student Technology Affinity and Attitudes Toward School

Mills, L., Knezek, G., Tyler-Wood, T., Christensen, R. & Dunn-Rankin, P. (2013). Exploring the Relationship between Middle School Student Technology Affinity and Attitudes Toward School. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 2269-2272). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Assessing Alignment of Pedagogical Experience and Confidence in a Simulated Classroom Environment

Hopper, S., Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2013). Assessing Alignment of Pedagogical Experience and Confidence in a Simulated Classroom Environment. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 2870-2876). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Measurement of STEM Dispositions in Elementary School Students

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., Periathiruvaldi, S., Alexander, C., Mayes, G., Owens, C. & Magoun, D. (2012). Measurement of STEM Dispositions in Elementary School Students. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1052-1059). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39715.

Evolution of Technology Proficiency Perceptions: Construct Validity for the Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment (TPSA) Questionnaire from a Longitudinal Perspective

Mayes, G., Mills, L., Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2012). Evolution of Technology Proficiency Perceptions: Construct Validity for the Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment (TPSA) Questionnaire from a Longitudinal Perspective. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1988-1993). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39881.

Simulating Students with Learning Disabilities in Virtual Classrooms: A Validation Study

Periathiruvadi, S., Tyler-Wood, T., Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2012). Simulating Students with Learning Disabilities in Virtual Classrooms: A Validation Study. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 2588-2595). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39974.

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Dispositions of teachers in STEM enrichment programs

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Dispositions of teachers in STEM enrichment programs. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Measuring middle school attitudes toward climate change

Christensen, R., Knezek, G. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Measuring middle school attitudes toward climate change. In Proceedings of the School Science and Mathematics Association Convention. Oklahoma City, OK.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) dispositions in context: Two programs with positive outcomes at the secondary school level

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) dispositions in context: Two programs with positive outcomes at the secondary school level. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Gains in environmental science and vampire power knowledge among middle school students participating in STEM project activities

Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2015). Gains in environmental science and vampire power knowledge among middle school students participating in STEM project activities. Poster presentation to the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 7, 2015.

Motivation, persistence, and grit: A higher-order analysis of three related concepts

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2014). Motivation, persistence, and grit: A higher-order analysis of three related concepts. Research paper presented to the World Educational Research Association, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Gender differences for mathematics and science academy students’ attitudes toward a STEM career

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Gender differences for mathematics and science academy students’ attitudes toward a STEM career. Research paper presented to the International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 30, 2014.

Going Green! Middle schoolers out to save the world (MSOSW)

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Going Green! Middle schoolers out to save the world (MSOSW). Presentation to the International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 1, 2014.

Innovation in STEM learning: Going green! Middle schoolers out to save the world (MSOSW)

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Innovation in STEM learning: Going green! Middle schoolers out to save the world (MSOSW). Presentation to the National Science Teachers’ Association STEM Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 15, 2014.

Technology as a tool for teacher retention

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Technology as a tool for teacher retention. Research paper presented to the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Mentoring modern day doctoral students in educational research
& shepherding candidates into a community of scholars

Knezek, G., & Christensen, R. (2014). Mentoring modern day doctoral students in educational research
& shepherding candidates into a community of scholars. Invited presentation to the Professors of Educational Research SIG at the American Educational Research Association, Boston MA, April 6, 2014.

Impact of science and technology professional development programs on integration levels and STEM dispositions of middle school teachers

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2014). Impact of science and technology professional development programs on integration levels and STEM dispositions of middle school teachers. Paper presented to the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI, January 2014.

STEM Interests Among Hawaii FIRST Pre-Academy Teachers Within the Context of NSF Innovative Technologies Comparison Groups

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Ishi, C. (2013). STEM Interests Among Hawaii FIRST Pre-Academy Teachers Within the Context of NSF Innovative Technologies Comparison Groups. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE, January 2013).

Correlates of STEM Career Interest for High School Math and Science Academy Students

Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2013). Correlates of STEM Career Interest for High School Math and Science Academy Students. Poster presentation to the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE, January 2013).

Vampire power and STEM interests for middle schools out to save the world (MSOSW)

Knezek, G., Christensen, G. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2012). Vampire power and STEM interests for middle schools out to save the world (MSOSW). Presentation to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), San Diego, CA.

Can You Learn to Teach from a Game?

Gibson, D., Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Kruse, S., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2012). Can You Learn to Teach from a Game? Poster presentation to the International Society for Technology in Education, San Diego, CA.

SimSchool: Research outcomes from simulated classrooms

Christensen, R., Gibson, D., & Knezek, G. (2012). SimSchool: Research outcomes from simulated classrooms. Poster presentation to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, February 14, 2012, Austin, Texas.

Development of SimSchool: A design-based research case study

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Hopper, S. (2012). Development of SimSchool: A design-based research case study. Invited presentation to the International Conference on Design Based Research. University of Twente, NL. May 23, 2012.

STEM Learning to STEM Careers: Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Periathiruvadi, S. (2012). STEM Learning to STEM Careers: Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World. Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

Contrasts in Teacher and Student Perceptions of STEM Content and Careers

Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2012). Contrasts in Teacher and Student Perceptions of STEM Content and Careers. Presentation to the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 8, 2012.

Comparing STEM Dispositions of Middle School Students and Teachers in Hawaii

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T. (2012). Comparing STEM Dispositions of Middle School Students and Teachers in Hawaii. Paper presentation to the Hawaiian Educational Research Association (HERA) Annual Meeting, February 2012.