Capstone Project Title
Ezekiel Joubert III
Minnesota began collecting and analyzing the graduation rates of different student demographics starting in 2012. This has led to the exposure of the Achievement Gap, in which students of color graduate from high school at an alarmingly low rate compared to white students. Minnesota ranks nationally at the bottom for the graduation rates of students of color. This Capstone Project had the driving question of, How can secondary science teachers bring Social Justice into the classroom in order to help close the Achievement Gap? The literature reviewed showed that effectively using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Disaggregate Pedagogy can increase intellectual capacity and increase student understanding of concepts being taught. A six part professional development series was created as part of this Capstone Project. This professional development allows ample opportunities for teachers to implement these pedagogical practices into daily lessons to best support students of color.
Achievement, Grades/ Student Performance, Science, Teachers/ Teaching
Skerletts, Jacob, "A Capstone Project Concerning Social Justice In Secondary Science Education" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 705.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects