Full name: CAREER: Fostering Productive and Powerful Discussions among Linguistically Diverse Students in Secondary Mathematics. Principle Investigator: William Zahner. Funding agency: National Science Foundation. Funding period: 2016-2020.
William Zahner, an assistant professor in the department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University has been awarded the NSF-CAREER grant. This five year, $922,263 award will support Zahner’s work to research and design secondary mathematics classrooms focused on meeting the needs of English language learners.
A significant contribution of the work will be connecting research on mathematics learning generally with research on the mathematics learning of English language learners. In addition to advancing theoretical understandings, the research will also contribute practical resources and guidance for mathematics teachers who teach English language learners.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-wide activity that offers awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.