Bryan Brown honored for his book, Science in the City

BRYAN BROWN, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), a national alliance focused on PreK-12 teacher preparation.

Bryan Brown (Courtesy GSE)

Brown was recognized for his 2019 book Science in the City, which examines the role that language and culture play in science education.

The award is given annually to recognize a book that offers a new perspective on teacher preparation and shows potential for significant impact on policy or practice.

Brown has studied science education in urban communities for more than two decades, exploring the relationship between student identity, classroom culture and academic achievement. For the past nine years, Brown has also run a weeklong science camp at Stanford for fifth- and sixth-graders from inner-city schools, offering them a hands-on introduction to biology, physics, chemistry and engineering.

A former high school science teacher in Long Beach, CA, Brown joined the GSE faculty in 2003. He also served as associate dean for student affairs at the GSE from 2014 to 2020.

Read a 2019 interview with Brown about the book.

Read the full article on the Graduate School of Education website.