A Rationale for Cultural Awareness in the Science Classroom

by: Genevieve Bardwell and Eric Kincaid

Across the United States, only 10% of all teachers are members of minority groups, indicating that teachers are far less diverse than the current populations of students they teach. The danger of this disparity is that the delivery of academics may hinder student learning. To address this issue, the West Virginia Health Sciences and Technology Academy (WV-HSTA), a math and science afterschool program and summer institute, was created specifically to reach out to underrepresented students in order to improve student opportunities for completing college and becoming healthcare professionals.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2005Stock # tst05_072_03_32Volume 072Issue 03

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