Prof. Anne Charity Hudley (WM) and Prof. Christine Mallinson (UMBC), have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms.
Charity Hudley and Mallinson will work over a three-year period to work with 60 K-12 educators in Baltimore, Hampton Roads and Richmond. We will assess educators’ knowledge of and their responses to language variation, particularly among African-American students. We will also work with educator participants to create linguistically informed materials for classroom use.
NSF award notice:
Interns will help gather and organize material from STEM Educators and participate in workshops with educators. We will also work with STEM students this summer in conjunction with The Center for Gifted Education.
There are opportunities for off-campus travel and lodging, but they are optional.
Read more here: http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/professor-receives-nsf-grant-to-study-language-patterns-in-stem-classrooms-123.php