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Lee, Okhee; Llosa, Lorena; Jiang, Feng; O'Connor, Corey; Haas, Alison – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
Elementary school teachers' perceptions of school resources (i.e., material, human, and social) for teaching science to diverse student groups were examined across three school districts from one state. As part of a 3-year curricular and professional development intervention, we examined the effect on teachers' perceptions after their first year…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Intervention, Educational Resources, Teacher Attitudes
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Lee, Okhee; Miller, Emily C.; Januszyk, Rita – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2014
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offer a vision of science teaching and learning that presents both learning opportunities and demands for all students, particularly student groups that have traditionally been underserved in science classrooms. The NGSS have addressed issues of diversity and equity from their inception, and the NGSS…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Student Diversity, Equal Education
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Adamson, Karen; Santau, Alexandra; Lee, Okhee – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2013
This study examined elementary teachers' instructional strategies for promoting scientific understanding and inquiry and supporting English language development with diverse student groups including English language learners. The study was part of a 5-year research and development project consisting of reform-based science curriculum units and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Lee, Okhee; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Buxton, Cory; Penfield, Randall; Secada, Walter G. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
This descriptive study examined urban elementary school teachers' perceptions of their science content knowledge, science teaching practices, and support for language development of English language learners. Also examined were teachers' perceptions of organizational supports and barriers associated with teaching science to nonmainstream students.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Buxton, Cory; Lee, Okhee; Santau, Alexandra – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
We describe a model professional development intervention currently being implemented to support 3rd- through 5th-grade teachers' science instruction in 9 urban elementary schools with high numbers of English language learners. The intervention consists of curriculum materials for students and teachers, as well as teacher workshops throughout the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Inquiry, Second Language Learning, Active Learning
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Lee, Okhee; Adamson, Karen; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Lewis, Scott; Thornton, Constance; LeRoy, Kathryn – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2008
Our 5-year professional development intervention is designed to promote elementary teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and practices in teaching science, along with English language and mathematics for English Language Learning (ELL) students in urban schools. In this study, we used an end-of-year questionnaire as a primary data source to seek teachers'…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Science Achievement