Teaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting Point [NOOK Book]

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Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe ? especially students of color and English language learners. Central to this text is the idea that science can be viewed as a culture, including specific methods of thinking, particular ways of communicating, and specialized kinds of tools. By using culture as a starting point and connecting it to effective ...

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Teaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting Point

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Overview

Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe – especially students of color and English language learners. Central to this text is the idea that science can be viewed as a culture, including specific methods of thinking, particular ways of communicating, and specialized kinds of tools. By using culture as a starting point and connecting it to effective instructional approaches, this text gives elementary and middle school science teachers a valuable framework to support the science learning of every student.

Changes in the Second Edition: Three new chapters; technological tools and resources embedded throughout each chapter; increased attention to the role of theory as it relates to science teaching and learning; expanded use of science process skills; updated and expanded Companion Website (www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415892582).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136731570
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,377,681
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

John Settlage is Associate Professor, University of Connecticut.

Sherry A. Southerland is Professor, Florida State University.

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Table of Contents



Foreword, Gloria-Ladson Billings

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Forming Commitments to Science Teaching

2. The Nature of Science

3. Basic Science Process Skills: Observe, Infer and Classify

4. More Basic Science Process Skills: Measure, Predict and Communicate

5. Experimenting as a Valuable Way of Doing Science

6. Using Theory to Explain and Understand Science Learning

7. Assessing Science Learning

8. Varying Approaches to Science Learning

9. The 5E Learning Cycle as a Model for Science Teaching

10. Questioning Strategies and Leading Discussions

11. From Activity to Inquiry

12. Integrating Science with Other Subjects

13. Managing a Classroom for Science Learning

14. Teachers Negotiating Different Communities

Appendix A. How to calculate scores on the MCI

Appendix B. Skills required for success in inquiry.

Index

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