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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