ERIC Number: ED446907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Children's Ways with Words in Science and Mathematics: A Conversation across Disciplines (Durham, New Hampshire, December 4-7, 1999). Special Report.
Rosebery, Ann S.; Warren, Beth
At a time when children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds represent the fastest growing school-age population in the United States, too many of these children are failing in school science and mathematics. This report discusses the events and recommendations of the Children's Ways with Words in Science and Mathematics conference which brought together educators and researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to explore issues related to learning and achievement in science and mathematics for poor and minority students. (Contains 26 references.) (WRM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Learning Processes, Limited English Speaking, Linguistics, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Science Education, Verbal Communication
For full text: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/ncisla.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence, Santa Cruz, CA.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science.; TERC, Cambridge, MA. Cheche Konnen Center.