ERIC Number: ED396007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Guide to Teaching English and Science Together. For Parents/about Parents.
In the past, students who knew only a little English (called limited English proficient, or LEP), were usually taught only low-level science and mathematics. Now, new science and mathematics teaching methods can help LEP students get a good education in both fields. This guide will help parents know if their children are learning as much as possible. A preschool curriculum should make connections between the children's present lives and the lives of their ancestors and should draw on experience with plants and animals and nutrition and health instruction. Elementary and high school science lets students see and feel the meaning of the words instead of just hearing descriptions. Science taught to LEP students should be the same as that taught to others, and examples from the students' cultures should be used to make science learning easier. Use of common themes and cultural awareness can make improving English an accompaniment to science instruction. Group work, the application of mathematics, and the use of computers can all help an integrated program that teaches students science, mathematics, and English together. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Group Instruction, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Role, Preschool Education, Science Instruction, Sciences, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Note: Based on "Teaching Science Effectively to Limited English Proficient Students," a digest published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. For related documents, see UD 030 946-958.