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Olson, Joanne Professor


I am a professor in science education at Texas A&M University and the former president of the Association for Science Teacher Education. My research efforts focus on: 1) science teacher preparation; 2) the inclusion of engineering in elementary science standards and how "STEM" is addressed by teachers and teacher education programs; 3) the nature of science and nature of engineering and their role in improving STEM education; 4) philosophical underpinnings of teacher education and their role in curriculum design and pedagogical practices.

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