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Shanahan, Therese; Shea, Lauren M. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
English learners are faced with the dual challenge of acquiring English while learning academic content through the medium of the new language (Lee et al. in "J Res Sci Teach" 45(6):726-747, 2008; Stoddart et al. in "J Res Sci Teach" 39(8):664-687, 2002) and therefore need specific accommodations to achieve in both English and the content areas.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Second Language Learning, Professional Development
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Zhang, Meilan; Passalacqua, Susan; Lundeberg, Mary; Koehler, Matthew J.; Eberhardt, Jan; Parker, Joyce; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Zhang, Tianyi; Paik, Sunhee – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
In this study we described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to investigate how to use "Science Talks" to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. A…
Descriptors: Action Research, Problem Based Learning, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Yore, Larry D.; Anderson, John O.; Shymansky, James A. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2005
This case study of a midwestern school district's reform effort explored the treatment fidelity of the Science: Parents, Activities, and Literature (Science PALs) project. Data were collected from the perspectives of three stakeholders: students, school district, and parents. Students' and school district supervisor's perceptions indicated that…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Change