326 pages | 49 B/W Illus.
Ambitious and encouraging, this text for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school science teachers, grounded in contemporary science education reform, is a valuable resource that supplies concrete approaches to support the science and science-integrated engineering learning of each and every student. At its core, it is based in the view that science is its own culture, consisting of unique thought processes, specialized communication traditions, and distinctive methods and tools. Using culture as a starting point and connecting it to effective instructional approaches, the authors describe how a teacher can make science accessible to students who are typically pushed to the fringe—especially students of color and English language learners. Written in a conversational style, the authors capture the tone they use when they teach their own students. The readers are recognized as professional partners in the shared efforts to increase access, reduce inequities, and give all students the opportunities to participate in science.
Changes in the Third Edition:
Foreword Gloria Ladson-Billings
1. Providing All Students with Access to Science
2. Nature of Science: Seeing Science from a Bird’s Eye View
3. Science Activity: Collecting Information while Investigating
4. Developing Explanations as a Science Activity
5. Using Theory to Explain and Understand Science Learning
6. Multiple Strategies to Assess Science Learning
7. Questioning Strategies within Ambitious Science Teaching
8. Varied Approaches to Science Instruction
9. Incorporating Engineering Design into Science Classrooms -- Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue
10. Managing Classrooms for Science Learning
11. Teachers Negotiating Different Communities