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21 January 2020 Reaching Rural Students: CARE Principles to Promote Student Engagement in College Biology Courses
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Instructors at rural, two-year institutions have many insights that can inform biology instruction at other colleges to promote rural students' success in the sciences. We present four principles, derived from three case studies of experienced rural instructors, to consider when teaching rural students. These include connecting to students' lives, being attentive to their needs in and out of the classroom, having a rigorous curriculum, and providing expansive learning opportunities. These principles capitalize on the strengths of rural students rather than their shortcomings.

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Julie A. Birt and Marcelle A. Siegel "Reaching Rural Students: CARE Principles to Promote Student Engagement in College Biology Courses," The American Biology Teacher 82(1), 11-17, (21 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.11
Published: 21 January 2020
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