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Teaching Science to Every Child

Using Culture as a Starting Point, 2nd Edition

By John Settlage, Sherry Southerland

© 2012 – Routledge

390 pages

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About the Book

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).

Table of Contents

      Foreword, Gloria-Ladson Billings



      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.



About the Authors

John Settlage is Associate Professor, University of Connecticut.

Sherry A. Southerland is Professor, Florida State University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology