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Main Title Science education and student diversity : synthesis and research agenda /
Author Lee, Okhee,
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Luykx, Aurolyn,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 65201313
ISBN 0521859611; 0521676878; 9780521859615; 9780521676878
Subjects Science--Study and teaching--United States ; Multicultural education--United States ; Interkulturelle Erziehung ; Naturwissenschaftliches Studium ; USA
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ERAM  LB1585.3 .L44 2006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2010
Collation xiv, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-187) and index.
Contents Notes
Conceptual Grounding and Policy Context -- Student diversity and science outcomes -- Conceptual frameworks and educational policies -- Student Learning and Classroom Practices -- Students and science learning -- Science curriculum -- Science instruction -- Science assessment -- Creating Equitable Learning Environments -- Teacher education -- School organization and educational policies -- School and home/community connections -- Conclusions and a Research Agenda. "The achievement gaps in science and the underrepresentation of minorities in science-related fields have long been a concern of the nation. This book examines the roots of this problem by providing a comprehensive, "state-of-the-field" synthesis and analysis of current research on science education for minority students. Research from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives is brought to bear on the question of how and why our nation's schools have failed to provide equitable learning opportunities in science education to all students. From this wealth of investigative data, the authors propose a research agenda for the field, identifying strengths and weaknesses in the literature to date as well as the most urgent priorities for those committed to the goals of equity and excellence in science education."--Jacket.