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Title Improving urban science education : new roles for teachers, students, and researchers / edited by Kenneth Tobin, Rowhea Elmesky, and Gale Seiler
Published Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 346 pages)
Series Reverberations
Reverberations (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Contents The who, what, where and how of our urban ethnographic research / Gale Seiler and Rowhea Elmesky -- Urban science as culturally and socially adaptive practice / Kenneth Tobin -- Painting the landscape : urban schools and urban classrooms / Gale Seiler and Lacie Butler -- Organizational mediation of urban science / Wolff-Michael Roth -- Playin on the streets : solidarity in the classroom : weak cultural boundaries and the implications for urban science education / Rowhea Elmesky -- All my life i been po' : oral fluency as a resource for science teaching and learning / Gale Seiler -- Becoming an urban science teacher : the first three years / Jennifer Beers -- The role of cogenerative dialogue in learning to teach and transforming learning environments / Sarah-Kate LaVan and Jennifer Beers -- Learning science and the centrality of student participation / Cristobal Carambo -- Female sexuality as agency and oppression in urban science classrooms / Melissa Sterba -- Meeting the needs and adapting to the capital of a queen mother and an ol' head : gender equity in urban high school science / Kathryn Scantlebury -- Paperclips + polymers [right arrow] problems : learning to use Levels of representation in a high school chemistry classroom / Tracey Otieno and Catherine Milne -- An autobiographical approach to becoming a science teacher in an urban high school / Sonya N. Martin -- Beyond either-or : reconsidering resources in terms of structures / Sarah-Kate LaVan -- My cultural awakening in the classroom / Linda Loman -- Social and cultural capital in science teaching : relating practice and reflection / Stacy Olitsky -- Transforming the future while learning from the past / Kenneth Tobin, Rowhea Elmesky and Gale Seiler
Summary Many would argue that the state of urban science education has been static for the past several decades and that there is little to learn from it. Rather than accepting this deficit perspective, Improving Urban Science Education strives to recognize and understand the successes that exist there by systematically documenting seven years of research into issues salient to teaching and learning in urban high school science classes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Urban schools -- Curricula.
Form Electronic book
Author Elmesky, Rowhea, 1975-
Seiler, Gale, 1952-
Tobin, Kenneth George, 1944-
ISBN 0742568679 (electronic bk.)
9780742568679 (electronic bk.)
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(paperback; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)