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Parker, Carolyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This paper describes the multiple school and school science experiences of eight Latina students of Central American descent in a tracked, urbanized, middle school setting. Framed by a sociocultural perspective, I describe how eight seventh and eighth grade Latino girls interacted with school science. Implications for the concept "science for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Grade 7, Grade 9
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Sharma, Ajay – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper presents a case study of science teaching in an eighth grade school classroom in India. It comes out of a larger ethnographic study done in 2005 that looked at how science was taught and learned in a rural government run middle school in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Subscribing to a sociocultural perspective, the paper presents…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Ethnography, Grade 8, Teaching Methods