Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and STEAM: Teachers and Researchers Working in Partnership to Build a Better Tomorrow
Culturally and linguistically diverse students constitute a substantial and growing demographic in the United States. But this group of students often receive unequal access to, and inadequate instruction in, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).
This book aims to help make quality STEAM education a reality for all students, taking into account the many perspectives, bodies of knowledge, and skills these students bring from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the fields that will drive society towards the future.
Perfect for teachers, teacher educators, and researchers, the book presents chapters from both researchers and practitioners whose work offers promising teaching and learning approaches in the STEAM subjects in K–16 education settings.
The book’s contributors share:
- Innovative ways in which classroom teachers integrate disciplinary reading, writing, discussion, and language development with content knowledge development in STEAM subjects
- Approaches for integrating indigenous epistemologies, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and students’ linguistic resources and life experiences into classroom teaching
Each chapter includes questions for educators to consider as they launch their own plans for achieving equity in STEAM.
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