ERIC Number: ED465623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Making Puerto Rican High School Physics Contextual and Culturally Relevant: A Statistical Analysis of Influencing Factors.
Gonzalez-Espada, Wilson J.; Oliver, J. Steve
The purpose of this paper is to report some of the findings of 2 months of quantitative data collection associated with the study of context and cultural relevance in physics teaching in Puerto Rico. First, whether or not high school physics teachers use contextual and culturally relevant strategies in their classroom was examined. In addition, the factors were determined that influence the willingness of those physics teachers to modify their teaching methodology and physics curriculum so that the physics portrayed in the translated textbooks used in school became meaningful to Puerto Rican students. By meaningful, it meant it was contextual and culturally relevant to the Puerto Rican culture. (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, High Schools, Physics, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico