Science Dept Chair Published in Ed Journal

Science department chair Dr. Nicole Grimes has recently published a second manuscript for a peer-reviewed education journal.  Her 10,000 word piece appears as of last month in the Cultural Studies of Science Education (CSSE), a publication of Springer Publishing.

Entitled “The nanny in the classroom: the role of femme-Caribbean identity to attain successful encounters in a science classroom,” her paper took a closer look at the critical nature of teacher identity in the science classroom, specifically hers. She explores how–despite obvious differences in ethnicity, religion, and language–students can still find means to connect with their teacher, develop ways to bridge cultural differences within the classroom, and be successful in science.

In 2010, Dr. Grimes also published a second piece for a book chapter entitled “Exploring multiple outcomes: Using co-generative dialogues and co-teaching in a middle school science classroom.”  The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) selected this paper for an award for its implications in educational research and practice. In addition, the piece appeared in another Springer book publication entitled Co-teaching in International Contexts.  She received a plaque from ASTE at the 2010 Annual ASTE International Conference in Sacramento on January 16th, 2010, along with a $1,000 check.