Science Learning for All

Science Learning for All

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This publication includes 17 of the best articles from recent additions of The Science Teacher, the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) journal for secondary educators. The articles are written by science educators who offer ideas and strategies for bringing multicultural education into the classroom and providing opportunities for all students to learn science. Organized in three sections, suggestions are given for helping students learn the language of science while learning English as a second language, embracing the cultural and scientific contributions of a variety of heritages, and using strategies and tips for teaching in a diverse classroom. All articles are correlated to the National Science Education Standards. Articles include: (1) qCultural Inclusionq (H. Prentice Baptiste and Shirley Gholston Key); (2) qEmbracing Diversityq (Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr.); (3) qEncouraging Equitable Enrollmentq (Stan Hill and Paul B. Hounshell); (4) qMake the Curriculum Multiculturalq (Napoleon A. Bryant, Jr.); (5) qInclusive Classroomsq (Konstantinos Alexakos); (6) qInclusive Reformq (Mary Monroe Atwater and Melody L. Brown); (7) qCreating a Culture for Successq (Barbara S. Thomson, Mary Beth Carnate, Richard L. Frost, Eugenie W. Maxwell, and Tamara Garcia-Barbosa); (8) qCapitalizing on Diversityq (Lenola Allen-Sommerville); (9) qBig Picture Scienceq (Charlotte Behm); (10) qMulticultural Teaching Tipsq (S. Wali Abdi); (11) qTeaching Essentials Economicallyq (Joy R. Dillard); (12) qStructured Observationq (Ellen Johnson, Barbara Borleske, Susan Gleason, Bambi Bailey, and Kathryn Scantlebury); (13) qNotable Womenq (Cindy L. F. Zacks); (14) qLanguage Diversity and Scienceq (Elizabeth Bernhardt, Gretchen Hirsch, Annela Teemant, and Marisol Rodriguez-Munoz); (15) qMeaningful Lessonsq (Alan Colburn and Jana Echevarria); (16) qScience as a Second Languageq (Carmen Simich-Dudgeon and Joy Egbert); and (17) qScientific Literacy for Allq (Cynthia Carlson). (SAH)LEVEL II There is an infusion into science curricula (Figure 1) of diverse cultural perspectives and contributions to a ... In Science Matters: A staff development series, New York: Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. ... African-American eighth grade students perceived interest in topics taught in traditional and nontraditional scienceanbsp;...

Title:Science Learning for All
Author: National Science Teachers Association
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2001-01-01

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