ERIC Number: ED451073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Science Learning for ALL: Celebrating Cultural Diversity. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.
Green, Jessica, Ed.
This publication includes 17 of the best articles from recent additions of The Science Teacher, the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) journal for secondary educators. The articles are written by science educators who offer ideas and strategies for bringing multicultural education into the classroom and providing opportunities for all students to learn science. Organized in three sections, suggestions are given for helping students learn the language of science while learning English as a second language, embracing the cultural and scientific contributions of a variety of heritages, and using strategies and tips for teaching in a diverse classroom. All articles are correlated to the National Science Education Standards. Articles include: (1) "Cultural Inclusion" (H. Prentice Baptiste and Shirley Gholston Key); (2) "Embracing Diversity" (Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr.); (3) "Encouraging Equitable Enrollment" (Stan Hill and Paul B. Hounshell); (4) "Make the Curriculum Multicultural" (Napoleon A. Bryant, Jr.); (5) "Inclusive Classrooms" (Konstantinos Alexakos); (6) "Inclusive Reform" (Mary Monroe Atwater and Melody L. Brown); (7) "Creating a Culture for Success" (Barbara S. Thomson, Mary Beth Carnate, Richard L. Frost, Eugenie W. Maxwell, and Tamara Garcia-Barbosa); (8) "Capitalizing on Diversity" (Lenola Allen-Sommerville); (9) "Big Picture Science" (Charlotte Behm); (10) "Multicultural Teaching Tips" (S. Wali Abdi); (11) "Teaching Essentials Economically" (Joy R. Dillard); (12) "Structured Observation" (Ellen Johnson, Barbara Borleske, Susan Gleason, Bambi Bailey, and Kathryn Scantlebury); (13) "Notable Women" (Cindy L. F. Zacks); (14) "Language Diversity and Science" (Elizabeth Bernhardt, Gretchen Hirsch, Annela Teemant, and Marisol Rodriguez-Munoz); (15) "Meaningful Lessons" (Alan Colburn and Jana Echevarria); (16) "Science as a Second Language" (Carmen Simich-Dudgeon and Joy Egbert); and (17) "Scientific Literacy for All" (Cynthia Carlson). (SAH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Multicultural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.