Dr. Hurley has more than 20 years as a science educator at the secondary and university levels. Her research interests are largely interdisciplinary and/or historical in scope.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Problem-Based Learning: An Environmental Solution to Science Literacy in At-Risk Youth

This paper reports the need for science instruction that is delivered through problem-based learning to at-risk youth, who are leaving both school and society in large numbers.

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Problem-Based Learning: A Real World Context to Promote Self-Determination Skills in At-Risk Youth

This paper provides an innovative pedagogical and curricular approach to support students transitioning from school to adulthood, employment, and independence.

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Test Anxiety and High Stakes Testing: Pervasive, Pernicious, Punitive and Policy-Driven

This paper looks at test anxiety through both the issue of high stakes testing and the academic position of U.S. education internationally in comparison to a high-performing nation.

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School Reform and High Stakes Testing: Their Impact on Students in the United States and England

This paper provides background on the educational systems of two nations and a comparison of their selected pathways toward school reform.

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Assessing Institutional Learner Outcomes

How external reviews generate a minimaxing regime prioritizing institutional viability over the interests of faculty and learners when it comes to assessment strategies at higher education institutions.

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The Long Struggle toward Botany Education from a Largely Female Perspective

This paper presents selected historical antecedents to the development of the science of botany while concentrating on botanical education from a largely female perspective.

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