Science Inquiry, Academic Language, and Civic Engagement

Buxton, Cory A.
August 2009
Democracy & Education;Aug2009, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p17
An essay is presented which explores how to attract English language learners and discusses the civic engagement gap between students to resources, teachers, and learning environments. It indicates that English language learners need to develop English language proficiency before engaging into content-area learning such as science. It also stresses that science education plays an important role in nurturing and sustaining civically engaged population.


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