The work of language in multicultural classrooms : talking science, writing science
Source:Language, culture, and teaching, Routledge, New York, p.362 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb LB1585.3 .W67 2009
Keywords:Language arts, Multicultural education--United States, Science--Study and teaching--United States
"Building on a growing interest in the ways in which language and literacy practices interact with science teaching and learning to facilitate or obstruct successful student outcomes, this book contributes to scholarship on the role of language in developing classroom scientific communities of practice, expands that work by highlighting the challenges faced specifically by ethnic- and linguistic-"minority" students and their teachers in joining those communities, and showcases exemplary teaching and research initiatives for helping to meet these challenges."