PhD Assistantship at NC State, Fall Start

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5:00pm



Raleigh, NC
United States

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The PhD student will assist with completing long-term evaluations of an outdoor education program designed for fifth grade students. We are currently measuring program impacts on science achievement, science efficacy and connection to nature.  This phase will focus on long-term program impacts.  One objective will be to conduct retrospective interviews of program graduates (e.g., interviewing eighth graders or high school seniors about their fifth grade experiences).  A second objective will be to conduct a survey of students in grades 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12 in counties where the program is active to assess persistence of impacts measured at the fifth grade level.  The third objective is to explore connections between currently measured impacts (e.g., science achievement) with other benefits of time outdoors such as decreased stress or increased physical activity through initiating and fostering collaborations with current and new partners.  The PhD student will be expected to dedicate 20 hours a week to research activities as described above and departmental service (e.g., teaching) as directed by the advisor and/or department head.  The remaining 20 hours week should be dedicated to coursework in service to a PhD in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management.  The student may have opportunity to work with several PRTM faculty, but will be directly supervised by Kathryn Stevenson.  

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