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ERIC Number: EJ1104903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Culturally Relevant Teaching in Science Classrooms: Addressing Academic Achievement, Cultural Competence, and Critical Consciousness
Boutte, Gloria; Kelly-Jackson, Charlease; Johnson, George Lee
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v12 n2 2010
This article provides classroom examples and commentaries for extending and deepening culturally relevant science teaching efforts in classrooms. It examines instructional efforts used by one of the authors with high school and university students. Together, the three authors rethink and reconsider several aspects against a culturally relevant pedagogical backdrop. The commentary points out considerations for focusing on student achievement, cultural competence, and critical and sociopolitical consciousness. The necessity and difficulty of centering culture, equity, and power relations are emphasized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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