Teaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting Point by John SettlageTeaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting Point by John Settlage

Teaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting Point

byJohn Settlage, Sherry SoutherlandEditorJohn Settlage

Paperback | October 19, 2011

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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).

John Settlageis Associate Professor, University of Connecticut.Sherry A. Southerlandis Professor, Florida State University.
Title:Teaching Science to Every Child: Using Culture as a Starting PointFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.7 × 6.9 × 1.2 inPublished:October 19, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415892589

ISBN - 13:9780415892582


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.