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ERIC Number: ED433392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
A Model for Bringing Culturally Relevant Science to Urban Schools.
Key, Shirley; Shorb, Gina
A field-based teacher education program that is designed to educate preservice teachers for careers in urban schools is described. In this program preservice elementary school teachers spend two semesters in the classroom with veteran teachers before the traditional student teacher semester. In the second semester of the program, the preservice teachers enroll in an integrated mathematics and science methods course in which they spend 2 days in the classroom with the public school teachers and 3 days with the university professor, who conducts the classes on the public school campus. Preservice teachers teach science classes while being observed by the university professor. Immediate feedback is available when this model is used. Program evaluation focused on 42 culturally relevant science lessons taught to urban students in one semester and 33 taught in another semester. The teaching model allows culturally relevant lessons to benefit the preservice students and the public school students. This field-based model allows preservice teachers to learn to use culturally relevant approaches with urban students. Figures illustrate a non-cultural inclusive or traditional lesson, a culturally inclusive lesson, and three whole information fact sheets. Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A