ERIC Number: ED510011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Reference Count: 0
Diversity and Equity in Science Education: Research, Policy, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series
Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.
Teachers College Press
Two leading science educators provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-field analysis of current trends in the research, policy, and practice of science education. This book offers valuable insights into why gaps in science achievement among racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups persist, and points toward practical means of narrowing or eliminating these gaps. Lee and Buxton examine instructional practices, science-curriculum materials (including computer technology), assessment, teacher education, school organization, federal and state policies, and home-school connections. The book features: (1) a synthesis of the emerging body of research in the field of science education and its application to practice and policy; (2) a description of effective practices for narrowing science achievement gaps among demographic subgroups of students; (3) a focus on the unique learning needs of English language learners; and (4) an analysis of major science education initiatives, interventions, and programs that have been successful with nonmainstream students.
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Second Language Learning, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Science Instruction, Student Diversity, Educational Trends, Achievement Gap, Educational Technology, Instructional Materials, Educational Assessment, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, English (Second Language), Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Science Programs, Equal Education, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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