Head Start researchers publish book chapter
The Ah Neen Dush research project team contributed a chapter to the new book Voices of Native American Indian Educators, which was published in December 2011. The chapter by the Head Start team is titled, "Ah neen dush: Harnessing Collective Wisdom to Create Culturally Relevant Science Experiences in Pre-K Classrooms." Authors and members of the project team are Dr. Ann Mogush Mason, Dr. Mia Dubosarsky, Dr. Gillian Roehrig, Mary Farley, Dr. Stephan Carlson, and Barbara Murphy. The Ah Neen Dush project was a Head Start grant funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Gillian Roehrig, the principal investigator of the Ah Neen Dush project, is the co-director of the STEM Education Center.
The importance of teaching science from a culturally relevant perspective is especially important at a young age so students' first experiences with science are interesting and fit with what they have been taught is valued in their culture.
See more on the STEM Education Center website.