JCE 90.09—September 2013 Issue Highlights

Future Directions of Chemistry Education Research

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Cover: A New Approach to General Chemistry and a Model for Curriculum Reform

Melanie Cooper and Michael Klymkowsky present a rationale for why curriculum reform is necessary, and how it can be accomplished, based on current understandings of teaching and learning at the college level. They present a model for curriculum development and use their new two-semester, introductory chemistry course——as an example of materials developed in this way.

Chemistry Education Research

In this month's Editorial, Marcy H. Towns, Associate Editor of JCE, announces in JCE and


by Krista K. Young and Vicente Talanquer



by Mary Emenike, Jeffrey R. Raker, and Thomas Holme

Innovative Approaches to the General Chemistry Laboratory


by Jennifer M. Duis, Laurel L. Schafer, Sophia Nussbaum, and Jaclyn J. Stewart


by Thamara Laredo



by Janice Hall Tomasik, Katelyn E. Cottone, Mitchell T. Heethuis, and Anja Mueller


by Todd A. Hopkins and Michael Samide



by Scott A. Sinex and Theodore L. Chambers

Computer-Based Learning


by Jack F. Eichler and Junelyn Peeples


by Lucille A. Benedict, David T. Champlin, and Harry E. Pence

Understanding Hydrophobic & Hydrophilic Materials


by Jessica X. H. Wong and Hua-Zhong Yu



by Riam Abu-Much, Sobhi Basheer, Ahmad Basheer, and Muhamad Hugerat

Consumer Chemicals in the Lab


by Jason C. Chan and Peter T. Palmer


by J. Mark Hobbs, Niral N. Patel, Daniel W. Kim, Joseph K. Rugutt, and Adam K. Wanekaya



by Shannon E. Stitzel and Ryan E. Sours



by Cheryl M. Mascarenhas

Cost-Effective Teaching Materials


by Eric Kehoe and R. Lee Penn



by Amalio Garrido-Escudero



by Dawid Siodłak


by Swapan S. Jain, Christopher N. LaFratta, Andres Medina, and Ian Pelse

Primers in Physical Chemistry


by Dustin Wayne Demoin and Silvia S. Jurisson



by Jonathon E. Vandezande, Douglas A. Vander Griend, and Roger L. DeKock



by Chrystal D. Bruce


by Chad E. Hoyer and Jeb S. Kegerreis


From the Archives: Green Chemistry

This issue contains an article on , with the goal of increasing the level of communication and awareness among students from different majors about growing environmental and global issues. Past issues of JCE include many additional articles that incorporate the ideas of green chemistry, including these recent ones:

by Sarah Prescott

by Erin M. Gross

and the seven succeeding articles from that conference

by Heather L. Buckley, Annelise R. Beck, Martin J. Mulvihill, and Michelle C. Douskey

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