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  • Date: 04/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The authors present an exploratory study of Black middle school boys who play digital games. The study was conducted through observations and interviews with Black American middle school boys about digital games as an informal learning experience. The first goal of the study is to understand the cultural context that Black students from ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    A youth media program called Youthscapes not only helps participants combat negative stereotypes of urban teens, but also gives them a sense of group solidarity that enables them to function as responsible media producers when they venture out into the community. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The middle grades are a crucial time for girls in making decisions about how or if they want to follow science trajectories. In this article, the authors report on how urban middle schoolgirls enact meaningful strategies of engagement in science class in their efforts to merge their social worlds with the worlds of school science and on the ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Based on work in media studies, new literacy studies, applied linguistics, the arts and empirical research on the experiences of urban youths’ informal media arts practices we articulate a new vision for media education in the digital age that encompasses new genres, convergence, media mixes, and participation. We first outline the history of how ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The article assesses professional development in the field of science through curricular and instructive methods in the museum. The National Science Education Standards, along with independent researchers, confirm and stress the importance of quality professional development for elementary science educators which can be provided by museum services ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article I critically examine the historical context of science education in a natural history museum and its relevance to using museum resources to teach science today. I begin with a discussion of the historical display of race and its relevance to my practice of using the Museum’s resources to teach science. I continue with a critical ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes Boyz 2 Men, a product of the Educational Alliance's Project Try. This program targets inner city men and promotes positive expressions of self and responsibility in the treatment of others. Addressing pervasive sexist and homophobic expressions and attitudes can help free young men for fuller self-expression, though the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2007
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    What are students' mental models of the environment? In what ways, if any, do students' mental models vary by grade level or community setting? These two questions guided the research reported in this article. The Environments Task was administered to students from 25 different teacher-classrooms. The student responses were first inductively ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The article focuses on the inter-session enrichment science classes at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in California. The program aims to provide out-of-classroom science learning experiences to local high school students. Topics such as marine science and archaeology will be offered. Under the program, students can engaged in ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2006
    Resource Category!: Research Products
    Pairing age-appropriate novels with thematic units on the civil rights movement and the presidential election allows one afterschool practitioner to bring democracy to life for inner-city middle school students. ... »

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