Position Graduate Teaching Assistant Degree Seeking PhD Area of Study Art Education Website Aghasafari Website Email email@example.com Undergraduate Institution University of Tehran Undergraduate Degree BFA | Art, emphasis in Fabric Design Masters Institution University of Arizona Masters Degree MA | Art, emphasis in Art Education CV Curriculum Vitae Research Detail Schools across the United States are quickly becoming more and more linguistically diverse, with many districts having a majority of students from minority backgrounds. At the same time, the new Science Standards expected students to display in-depth knowledge and understanding of scientific inquiry. This meant that teachers needed to consider new ways of approaching this target. ESL teachers are also under tremendous pressure to raise student achievement on standardized tests. Sahar’s research is an interdisciplinary study of art and science. The purpose of her research is the integration of art support learning in science among emergent multilingual and bilingual high school youth. Her research identifies productive ways to integrate art into the study of biology to support students’ academic achievement while offering a research design that can be used in other disciplines. Biography Sahar Aghasafari is a Ph.D. student in Art Education at the University of Georgia. She has two masters in Art Education from the University of Arizona and Art Research from the University of Tehran, and a BFA in Fabrics Design from the University of Tehran.