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Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Competition, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Kincheloe, Joe; Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
Approaches to research in the social sciences often embrace schema that are consistent with positivism, even though it is widely held that positivism is discredited and essentially dead. Accordingly, many of the methods used in present day scholarship are supported by the tenets of positivism, and are sources of hegemony. We exhort researchers to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Epistemology, Science Education