ERIC Number: ED396867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Math and Science. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v22 n2 Feb 1995
This theme issue contains six articles on improving math and science education for minority group students, particularly language-minority students. "Accelerating Content Area Gains for English Language Learners" (Laura Chris Green) describes the Young Scientists Acquiring English project, which seeks to improve the content-area achievement of inner-city middle school students who are acquiring English by providing inservice teacher training and technical assistance. "Teaching Content Subjects to LEP Students: 20 Tips for Teachers" (Frank Gonzales) focuses on simplification of language rather than content, experiential learning, use of manipulatives and all senses, cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, explicit review of goals and instructions, and adaptations to classroom communication practices. "MIJA Girls Getting Excited about Math: Assessing the Outcomes of the MIJA Program" (Anna De Luna, Felix Montes) describes the Math Increases Job Aspirations program, which aims to improve the math knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Hispanic girls in grades 6-7 through innovative workshops for the girls and their parents, teachers, and counselors. "What Parents Can Do for Their Children's Mathematics Learning" (Ninta Adame-Reyna) outlines 12 tips to parents on improving their children's math attitudes and achievement. "Playtime Is Science Expands in Region VI" (Bradley Scott) describes expansion to Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas of a science activity program for young children and their parents. "Technology Uses for Math and Science Learning" (Felix Montes) lists some ideas for incorporating television, computers, multimedia computers, and the Internet into math and science learning. Lists 11 additional readings on math and science education. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Content Area Teaching; Content Learning; Language Minorities
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