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Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
The field of bilingual special education is currently plagued with contradictions resulting in a serious underrepresentation of emergent bilinguals with learning disabilities in professional science fields. This underrepresentation is due in large part to the fact that educational systems around the world are inadequately prepared to address the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation
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Sedawi, Wisam; Ben Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Cwikel, Julie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This study addresses the manner in which 4th-5th grade children from unrecognized Bedouin settlements in Israel's Negev desert perceive waste and its effects on health and the environment, with an eye towards building a future model for their environmental education. These children participate in local practices with environmental repercussions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Eshach, Haim; Orion, Nir; Alamour, Yousif – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
The present research aims at pinpointing differences in spontaneous and non-spontaneous mental models of water cycle conceptions of two 4th grade student groups: the Jewish residents of a small provincial town and a group of students from an indigenous Bedouin community. Students' conceptions were elicited using the Repertory Grid technique as…
Descriptors: Water, Jews, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This case study draws attention to Pedro's story, a Grade 6 Latino teacher who, along with other grade 4-6 teachers, participated in a three-year professional development research project. By using data analyzed from multiple ethnographic interviews with teachers and students, and by drawing from the quantitative analyzes of concept map unit…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Federal Legislation, Cultural Education