Teaching Science to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Elementary Students

ISBN-10: 013714623X

ISBN-13: 9780137146239

Edition: 2012

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

P B Beaumont is Professor in the Department of Social and Economic Research at the University of Glasgow. He is author of, among other works, Change in Industrial Relations (1990), Public Sector Industrial Relations (1992) and Human Resource Management (1993).Amy Cox-Petersen (Ph.D. [Curriculum and Instruction; Science Education Specialization] University of Southern California) is Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. Cox-Petersen received the Robert and Louise Lee Collaborative Award at Cal State Fullerton for her work with science professors across campus. She has written and received several grants related to service learning and collaborative partnerships with local schools and museums. Cox-Petersen has partnered with various organizations, schools, and interdisciplinary departments at Cal State Fullerton. As Science Education Specialist at the Natural History Museum of LA County, she helped to create partnerships within the educational community, with K-12 students and teachers, and with museum curators. As a public school teacher for 10 years, she collaborated with area businesses, universities, and parents. Cox-Petersen has published widely in leading education journals.

Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. has nearly 20 years experience within informal and formal science education. She holds a BA in Zoology, an MA in education together with a multiple subject teaching credential for the state of California, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. She has presented widely on inquiry-based instruction and effective methods of connecting with cultural institutions such as museums. In addition to numerous journal articles she has written on this topic, she has recently published a book titled "Informal Learning and Field Trips". She was awarded the 2001 Informal Educator Award through the California Science Teachers Association. She joined the staff of Lincoln Park Zoo in December of 2008.

Amy Cox-Petersen, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience within multiple educational settings. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and a MA in Elementary Education from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Science Education Specialization from the University of Southern California. She has presented internationally and nationally on topics related to science teacher education and learning science outside the formal classroom. Her research focuses on culturally relevant science teaching and learning in classrooms, field sites, museums, and service-learning settings. She is the author of "Educational Partnerships: Connecting Schools, Families, and the Community" (Sage, 2010). She taught in urban, suburban, and rural schools as an elementary and middle school teacher. She joined the faculty at California State University, Fullerton in 1998 and is currently a professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.Leah M. Melber, Ph.D. has 20 years experience within informal and formal science education. She holds a BA in Zoology, an MA in education together with a multiple subject teaching credential for the state of California, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. She has presented internationally on inquiry-based instruction and effective methods of connecting with cultural institutions such as museums. In addition to numerous journal articles she has written on this topic, she recently authored the book "Informal Learning and Field Trips". She was awarded the 2001 Informal Educator Award through the California Science Teachers Association and the 2010 Promising Leadership Award from the Association of Midwest Museums. She was recently accepted as a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the focus area of education. She is a former third grade teacher and university professor in science education. She also served as the Science Education Specialist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in addition to serving as a consultant in the area of informal education for museums around the nation. She joined the staff of Lincoln Park Zoo in December of 2008 where she is currently the Director of Student and Teacher Programs.Terri Patchen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. A credentialed bilingual teacher, she taught kindergarten in a lower-income, Spanish speaking classroom for close to ten years before getting graduate degrees in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published in journals as diverse as Multicultural Education and Science Education and regularly presents at education conferences. She is a lifelong advocate for the benefits of working with English learners.

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