ERIC Number: EJ592114
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Meaning Making in a Community of Learners: Struggles and Possibilities in an Urban Science Class.
Varelas, Maria; Luster, Barbara; Wenzel, Stacy
Research in Science Education, v29 n2 p227-45 1999
Examines how two dimensions of a community of urban science student learners--social-organizational and intellectual-thematic--evolved and influenced each other. Discusses the reasons why the teacher and student succeeded in developing a functional community but did not quite succeed in developing shared understandings in science. Contains 34 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Group Unity, Learning Processes, Minority Groups, Reflective Teaching, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: Practitioners as Researchers and Researchers as Practitioners II.