Science in the City: Culturally Relevant Stem Education


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6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Teacher, researcher, community servant, and scholar Bryan A. Brown is the author of Science in the City and over thirty published research articles. A native of Oakland, California, Dr. Brown made a career exploring ways to improve science teaching for students in urban schools. In 2009, his coauthored research on disaggregating science instruction earned him the NARST award for outstanding research of the year. He also received the 2007 NARST award for outstanding early career scholarship in science education. Dr. Brown was also named a National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation Fellow for 2005. Dr. Brown's research explores how urban science education has underserved minority students by its failure to design instruction that is sensitive to the language and cultural needs of students of color. His early research projects led to the development of disaggregate teaching, an instructional approach that is designed to improve learning for underserved populations. He continued that research by examining how the language and technology can be used to improve science teaching for all students. Currently, Dr. Brown leads the Science in The City Research Group, which examines how technology can serve as a mediator between a monolingual and monocultural teaching force and the multilingual and multicultural student population.