Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Diversity and Equity in Science Education

Diversity and equity in science education

Children from racial and ethnic minority and low socioeconomic backgrounds are not reaching their full potential in science. Okhee Lee explains how equitable learning opportunities can close this achievement gap.

For about three decades, science educators in the United States have called for “science for all” as the principle of equity and excellence in science education. However, the promise of science for all cannot be attained while achievement gaps persist among students of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic status backgrounds. There is a critical need to identify standards-based science instruction with strong evidence of effectiveness for diverse student groups. In this chapter I offer the concept of equitable learning opportunities as a framework ...

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