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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Acosta-Feliz, Jorge – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2022
Multilingual students should have opportunities to learn and do engineering in learning environments that foreground and sustain their cultural and linguistic practices. However, little is known about how middle school engineering teachers enact these environments. To address this gap in research and practice, this comparative case study describes…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Capital
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Acosta-Feliz, Jorge – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2021
Due to economic inequality in society, millions of Latinx high school youth work after-school jobs and summer jobs in order to provide additional income for their families. The purpose of this qualitative study, conducted with transnational Latinx youth, was to identify the engineering-related skills and bodies of knowledge they developed and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Engineering, Cultural Background
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Wilson-Lopez, Amy; Gregory, Stacie; Larsen, Victor – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2016
For decades, researchers have asserted that K-12 teachers should embed reading comprehension instruction within each academic discipline, including "technical subjects" such as engineering. Recently, this assertion has become a source of controversy among researchers and practitioners who believe that time spent on teaching reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Engineering, Reading Strategies