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ERIC Number: EJ1165597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2053-535X
Culturally Inclusive Science Teaching (CIST) Model for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Yoon, Jiyoon; Kim, Kyoung Jin; Martin, Leisa A.
Journal for Multicultural Education, v10 n3 p322-338 2016
Purpose: This study aims to design and measure the effects of the culturally inclusive science teaching (CIST) model on 30 teacher candidates to teach science to culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. Design/methodology/approach: The CIST model for culturally inclusive science lessons included six sessions: inquiring, questioning, interacting (online with international students who were at the beginning level of English proficiency), interacting (face-to-face with international internship students who were at the middle level of English proficiency), interacting (face-to-face with international students on campus who were at the advanced level of English proficiency) and developing lessons. Findings: The pre- and post-self-efficacy tests, the culturally inclusive lessons and the final essay reflection resulted in an increase in teacher candidates' confidence in teaching science to culturally diverse students and improvement in their skills to create culturally inclusive lessons. Originality/value: Through the model, the teacher candidates interracted with international students with various levels of English proficiency and developed lessons for culturally diverse students. The CIST model is a prospective teaching strategy for teachers to support CLD students' achievement in science by providing meaningful science in the context of their personal lived experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas; South Korea
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