Cory Buxton

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About Me (Bio)
Cory Buxton is Professor and Program Chair of Science & Mathematics Education at Oregon State University. His research fosters more equitable science learning opportunities for all students and especially for multilingual learners. His most recent research is on creating culturally and linguistically sustaining learning spaces where students, parents, teachers and researchers can engage together as co-learners while strengthening their academic relationships, cultural connections, cumulative science knowledge building, and their ownership of the language and practices of science. Buxton’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and by several private foundations.
University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (UGARF)

This exploratory study develops and pilot-tests a model for improving science teaching and learning with middle school ELLs. Study goals include: (1) clarifying pedagogical constructs of language-rich science inquiry and the academic language of science and their relationships across the learning contexts of middle school science classrooms, teacher professional development and family science workshops, (2) developing and refining instruments to study these constructs in context, and (3) conducting pilot tests of the model and instruments.

University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (UGARF)

This is a large-scale, cross-sectional, and longitudinal study aimed at understanding and supporting the teaching of science and engineering practices and academic language development of middle and high school students (grades 7-10) with a special emphasis on English language learners (ELLs) and a focus on biotechnology.

Oregon State University (OSU)

This project will test and refine a teaching model that brings together current research about the role of language in science learning, the role of cultural connections in students' science engagement, and how students' science knowledge builds over time. The outcome of this project will be to provide an integrated framework that can guide current and future science teachers in preparing all students with the conceptual and linguistic practices they will need to succeed in school and in the workplace.