Making Puerto Rican High School Physics Contextual and Culturally Relevant: A Statistical Analysis of Influencing Factors.

Imagen de Wilson Javier Gonzalez-Espada
TítuloMaking Puerto Rican High School Physics Contextual and Culturally Relevant: A Statistical Analysis of Influencing Factors.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AutoresGonzález-Espada, WJ, Oliver, SJ
Date Published2002/01/00
PublisherFor full text: http://aets.chem.pitt.edu.
Palabras claveCultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, High Schools, Physics, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report some of the findings of 2 months of quantitative data collection associated with the study of context and cultural relevance in physics teaching in Puerto Rico. First, whether or not high school physics teachers use contextual and culturally relevant strategies in their classroom was examined. In addition, the factors were determined that influence the willingness of those physics teachers to modify their teaching methodology and physics curriculum so that the physics portrayed in the translated textbooks used in school became meaningful to Puerto Rican students. By meaningful, it meant it was contextual and culturally relevant to the Puerto Rican culture. (Author/MVL)

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