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ERIC Number: EJ849832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1090-185X
The Role of the Elementary Science Teacher and Linguistic Diversity
Moore, Felicia M.
Journal of Elementary Science Education, v20 n3 p49-61 Sum 2008
This qualitative study looks at 23 elementary preservice teachers' roles as science teachers and the importance of understanding linguistic diversity for science instruction. Using individual and group reflection papers, two important points are made that reflect the importance of preparing preservice teachers in science. Explicit conversations and tasks to connect science and linguistic diversity to science teaching suggests that preservice teachers need to discuss the implications of scientific language and linguistic diversity in terms of power and science teaching and learning in urban classrooms. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York