Professional development to support culturally relevant science teaching

Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Resource Type:
Research Products | Research Brief
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops
Audience: 
Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Afterschool Alliance
Description: 

This study examines the effectiveness of a teacher professional development program that sought to address the integration of Native American students’ cultures with classroom science teaching. Informal science education practitioners interested in reaching non-dominant populations can use this study as evidence that professional development focusing on cultural points of intersection has a positive effect.

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