ERIC Number: EJ942375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Valuing the "Everyday" Practices of African American Students K-12 and Their Engagement in STEM Learning: A Position
Wright, Brian L.
Journal of Negro Education, v80 n1 p5-11 Win 2011
This article is a call to the research community to look again at the "everyday" or community-based meaning-making practices--ways of seeing, knowing, talking, acting, valuing, representing--that African American students K-12 use routinely in navigating everyday life out of school and how these relate to learning and achievement in science and mathematics in school. Furthermore, the author asserts that research of this kind will have broader impacts by providing new ways of understanding the linguistic, intellectual, social, emotional, and experiential resources that facilitate STEM learning and academic achievement of African American students K-12.
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Learner Engagement, Educational Practices, African American Achievement, African American Community, Best Practices, STEM Education, Educational Resources, Relevance (Education), Community Education, Performance Factors, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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