Teaching Science in Diverse Classrooms: Real Science for Real Students

1st Edition

Douglas Larkin

Routledge
October 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 148 Pages
ISBN 9780367189976 - CAT# K417288

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Summary

This book offers science teachers a new way of thinking about their work by drawing on cutting-edge research that explores new methods and strategies to make science accessible to K-12 students. Through engaging anecdotes and vignettes, this book empathizes with the challenges faced by contemporary science teachers, and presents a clear pathway to successful and inspiring science teaching that builds upon students’ interests and prior knowledge. Larkin provides a wealth of examples of what high quality science teaching looks like and of culturally relevant science teaching that will engage diverse groups of students.

Divided into three sections, this book demonstrates how to use students’ prior knowledge as a resource and addresses day-to-day issues that occur in science teaching such as:

  • Planning demonstrations
  • Introducing discussion and debate
  • Going on field trips
  • Conducting lab experiments
  • Sparking students‘ interest

Grounded in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this is a perfect supplementary resource for both preservice and inservice teachers and teacher educators that addresses the intellectual challenges of teaching science in contemporary classrooms and models how to enact effective, reform-based science teaching practices for all students while working within real-world constraints.

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