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Chris Ohana

PROJECT AFFILIATION:

  • NCOSP
    • Roles: Co-PI, Project Evaluator, Project Participant
    • Access: Project Admin

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Science 

BIO

Chris Ohana currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science education at Western Washington University. Formerly a teacher in Oakland, CA and Des Moines, Iowa, she recieved her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Iowa State University in 1999. Her research interests include preservice teacher preparation, science teaching for ELLs, and university-school collaborations. She is formerly the Field Editor for Science and Children, an NSTA publication. 

EXPERTISE

Program Evaluation
Teacher preparation in mathematics and science
University-school collaborations
Education policy 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

A Framework for the Assessment and Evaluation of K-8 Teacher Education Programs, Presentation to AACTE National Meeting, Chicago, 2/09/04

Ohana, C. (2003). Partnerships in Math Education: The Power of University-school Partnerships. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Ohana, C. Integration of theory with practice: A comparison of two science methods courses. Journal of Science Teacher Education. Expected publication August, 2004.

Ohana, C. Interest, Ideology, Information, and Institution in a University-School Collaboration. Submitted to Action in Teacher Education.

Ohana, C. (2000). Preservice teacher cohorts and their implications for mathematics and science education. Research Monograph. National Institute for Science Education, Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison.