ERIC Number: ED319611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development Workshops for High School Science Teachers of Limited English Proficient Students 1988-89.
Berney, Tomi D.; Cantalupo, Denise
The staff development workshops for high school science teachers of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students program are described. The project provided services which involved: creating a resource library, collecting videotaped records of the staff development workshops for future training sessions, disseminating information and materials, and consulting field practitioners to identify appropriate materials to be used for science instruction. Staff development was provided at five workshops. The workshop presenters were familiar with current science education research and had experience in conducting workshops for applying research to practice. The program served to increase the solidarity of the participants, identified the unique problems of LEP students in science achievement, and offered alternative instructional approaches. One inhibiting variable was the limited number of materials on science instruction for LEP students in the newly formed resource library. Two recommendations were made: (1) participants must attend all workshops; and (2) staff development should be an ongoing activity. (YP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Science Programs, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Workshops
New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.