An Alternative Research and Science Teacher Preparation Agenda for Urban Science Education: An Insider’s Call for a Focus on Success

From Section:
Theories & Approaches
Published:
Apr. 02, 2012

Source: Journal of Science Teacher Education, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 221-231. April 2012

There are some small urban high schools that have high levels of student engagement in science.
Those schools who have created these effective environments for science show that it is only in the whole school context in which these effective science classrooms exist and the matrix of interactions organized by the teachers outside the science classroom that leads to this success.

The theory and research behind the success of this matrix of interactions that differentiates these effective classrooms from traditional inner city science classrooms is presented.


Updated: Nov. 15, 2019
Keywords:
Instruction effectiveness | Interaction | Learner engagement | Science education | Science teachers | Urban schools