Karl Adryan Flores
Name: Karl Adryan Flores
Title of Project: Language Legitimacy in Education: Incorporating African American English in science teaching
Advisor: Anne Charity Hudley
Honors Department: Interdisciplinary Studies
Students talk differently–they use different words, pronunciations, accents. This is especially true for African American students. I want to know how students have experienced this going through science classes in school and how if teachers approach this diversity in language in the way that they teach and design their curriculum.
The Honors Fellowship is important to my research because it allows me to work during the summer in a more productive and meaningful way than would be possible during the school year. It also provides financial help that makes my research possible.
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Future Plans: I am planning on going to graduate school in Education to get a degree in Science Education and continue doing research while also gaining knowledge and certification to teach. Then I plan to teach and gain experience as a teacher and get a Ph.D. in Science Education.
Hobbies: I like to be outdoors hiking, gardening, biking, and canoeing. I like to play my cello, especially with my small old-time music group. I frequently take walks through CW to fill up my cider mug or look at the gardens and go on the tours. I also practice my Catholic faith regularly.
Fun Fact: There is a tour of the Charlton Coffee House in Colonial Williamsburg that I’ve sat in around 15 times because they give a sample of a delicious chocolate drink at the end.
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