Teaching Science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 Classrooms

Teaching Science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 Classrooms

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A volume in Research in Science Education Series Editors Dennis W. Sunal, University of Alabama and Emmett L. Wright, Kansas State University The goal of this fourth volume of RISE was to provide a research foundation that demonstrates an agenda to strengthen the preparation and enhancement of teachers of science for regions and states experiencing extensive initial growth of Hispanic ELLs in schools. The goal was carried out through a series of events that led to the planning and subsequent dissemination of research being conducted by various stakeholders throughout the United States. Researchers were first invited from regions of the country that have had a long history of with Hispanic ELLs in classrooms as well as those regions where initial and now extensive growth has occurred only in the past few years. A national conference Science Teacher Education for Hispanic English Language Learners in the Southeast (SHELLS) funded through the National Science Foundation was used as one of the dissemination methods to establish and secure commitments from researchers to a conduct and report research to strengthen teacher preparation for science. The national call for manuscripts requested the inclusion of major priorities and critical research areas, methodological concerns, and concerns and results of implementation of teacher preparation and development programs.In the third-grade class in which she taught, Maribel was impressed not only by ELLsa#39; use of English, but also by the quantity of writing they produced around the inquiry lesson: This is my 3rd grade class, but ita#39;s just impressive on how muchanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Science with Hispanic ELLs in K-16 Classrooms
Author:Dennis W. Sunal, Cynthia S. Sunal, Emmett Wright
Publisher:IAP - 2010


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