Introduction: Language, literacy, and learning in the stem disciplines

Alison L. Bailey, Carolyn A. Maher, Louise C. Wilkinson

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Learning and teaching mathematics and science is a complex process, requiring both students and teachers to know and use a variety of types of knowledge. This includes knowledge of the language and communication challenges inherent to these disciplines. This chapter provides background for the volume that will address what mathematics and science educators, students, and teachers need to know about the particular forms and content of academic language used in the STEM disciplines. The chapter introduces the topics of instruction and assessment at the intersection of language, literacy, and STEM learning, with particular attention to the education of English learners.]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLanguage, Literacy, and Learning in the STEM Disciplines
Subtitle of host publicationHow Language Counts for English Learners
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351979603
ISBN (Print)9781138284289
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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