Sara E Tolbert
- Associate Professor, Teaching/Learning and Sociocultural Studies
- Ph.D. Education
- University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States
- Teaching the content in context: Preparing "highly qualified" and "high quality" teachers for instruction in underserved secondary science classrooms
- M.Ed. Middle Grades Education (Science/Social Studies)
- University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
- B.A. Environmental Studies
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States
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DissertationTLS 920 (Fall 2018)
Topics Teacher EducationTLS 596 (Fall 2018)
DissertationTTE 920 (Spring 2018)
Independent StudyLRC 699 (Spring 2018)
Teaching Sci in Elemtry SchoolTLS 324 (Spring 2018)
DissertationTTE 920 (Fall 2017)
DissertationTTE 920 (Spring 2017)
DissertationTTE 920 (Fall 2016)
Teaching Sci in Elemtry SchoolTLS 324 (Fall 2016)
- Tolbert, S. (2011). Science education as a pathway to teaching language literacy: A critical book review. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6(1), 251-263.More infoAbstract: In this paper, I present a critical review of the recent book, Science Education as a Pathway to Teaching Language Literacy, edited by Alberto J. Rodriguez. This volume is a timely collection of essays in which the authors bring to attention both the successes and challenges of integrating science instruction with literacy instruction (and vice versa). Although several themes in the book merit further attention, a central unifying issue throughout all of the chapters is the task of designing instruction which (1) gives students accessto the dominant Discourses in science and literacy, (2) builds on students' lived experiences, and (3) connects new material to socially and culturally relevant contexts in both science and literacy instruction-all within the high stakes testing realities of teachers and students in public schools. In this review, I illustrate how the authors of these essays effectively address this formidable challenge through research that 'ascends to the concrete'. I also discuss where we could build on the work of the authors to integrate literacy and science instruction with the purpose of 'humanizing and democratizing' science education in K-12 classrooms. © 2010 The Author(s).
- Tolbert, S. E., & Gunckel, K. L. (2017, spring). Questioning the politics, ethics, and economics of the engineering education movement. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Meeting,. San Antonio, TX.