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Blatt, Erica N. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
This ethnographic study at a public high school in the Northeastern United States investigates the process of change in students' environmental identity and proenvironmental behaviors during an Environmental Science course. The study explores how sociocultural factors, such as students' background, social interactions, and classroom structures,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science, High School Students
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Brotman, Jennie S.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Studies across fields such as science education, health education, health behavior, and curriculum studies identify a persistent gap between the aims of the school curriculum and its impact on students' thinking and acting about the real-life decisions that affect their lives. The present study presents a different story from this predominant…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 12, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes
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Albe, Virginie; Gombert, Marie-Jose – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
An empirical study on 12th-grade students' engagement on a global warming debate as a citizens' conference is reported. Within the design-based research methodology, an interdisciplinary teaching sequence integrating an initiation to non-violent communication was developed. Students' debates were analyzed according to three dimensions:…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Global Approach, Scientific Concepts, Research Methodology
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Collyer, Vivian M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
The influence of the Other on utterance is foundational to language study. This analysis contrasts this influence within two modes of communication: reflective writing and interview. The data source is derived from the reflective writings and interview transcripts of a twelfth-grade physics student. In this student's case, reflective writing…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Grade 12, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis