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Horowitz, Gail; Domzalski, Alison C.; Elizalde-Utnick, Graciela – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community. In this issue the authors describe how they discovered that by incorporating culturally relevant analogies and examples into our classrooms, it was possible to help students visualize the course material more effectively, while at the same time…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Disproportionate Representation, Teaching Methods
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Keller, Charles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Community colleges serve the noble mission of making higher education accessible to a broader spectrum of society than traditional 4-year institutions. A side effect of this broad access is a lower level of student preparedness for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. This work describes our efforts to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges