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Abstract

Excerpt: The importance of science education is slowly gaining the support it deserves. President Obama stated that “science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been” (Obama 2009). He recognized that “progress and prosperity of future generations will depend on what we do now to educate the next generation,” while announcing a renewed commitment to math and science education and challenging states to improve achievement in these areas. To create and sustain this improvement many areas need to be addressed. These include teaching science within a context providing relevance, tackling the growing population needing language education within their science lessons, and supporting teachers in their endeavors.

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