Equity for linguistically and culturally diverse students in science education: A research agenda

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Abstract

As the student population in the nation's schools becomes more linguistically and culturally diverse, it is essential to establish a knowledge base that promotes academic achievement and equity for all students. Based on the conception of equity from a cultural anthropology or cross-cultural perspective, the article addresses issues of equity in science learning and teaching for students from diverse languages and cultures. It provides a synthesis of major issues and research findings for effective classroom practices in the multicultural science education literature. Recommendations are also offered for a research agenda that contributes to achieving the goal of science for all, including students from diverse languages and cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-489
Number of pages25
JournalTeachers College Record
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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