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Dr. Edna Tan

Dr. Edna Tan (Teacher Education and Higher Education) has received word that her book, “Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools,” has been selected to receive the Division B Outstanding Book Award for 2012 from American Educational Research Association. The award will be presented at the annual conference later this month.

Tan co-authored the book with Dr. Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University).

A review stated: “Empowering Science and Mathematics Education makes a compelling case for rethinking science and mathematics education through a critical sociocultural perspective and rich descriptions of ‘empowering learning environments’ in and out of school. By unpacking meanings of equity, equality, and enculturation, Edna Tan and Angela Calabrese Barton offer an important counterpoint to dominant assimilationist approaches to science and mathematics education.” The American Educational Research Association is the largest and most prestigious professional association in education. Division B represents research in curriculum studies.