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Patterson, Alexis D. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
Over the last few decades, there has been an international focus on productive talk in science classrooms, requiring teachers to use more dialogic practices with their students. Studies promoting a dialogic approach propose that students have conversations in small, student-led groups. However, the literature in education and science education…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Justice, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods
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Andersson, Kristina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Marie Ståhl and Anita Hussénius have defined what discourses dominate national tests in chemistry for Grade 9 in Sweden by using feminist, critical didactic perspectives. This response seeks to expand the results in Ståhl and Hussénius's article "Chemistry inside an epistemological community box!--Discursive exclusions and inclusions in the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gender Differences, Science Instruction, National Competency Tests
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Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This case study reports on a student with special education needs in an inclusive seventh grade life science classroom using a framework of disability studies in education. Classroom data collected over 13 weeks consisted of qualitative (student and classroom observations, interviews, student work samples and video-taped classroom teaching and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Science Education, Case Studies, Special Education
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Trauth-Nare, Amy – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This review explores Michelle Hollingsworth Koomen's "Inclusive science education: Learning from Wizard" (see EJ1102217), a case study of a middle school student with learning exceptionalities in a mainstream science classroom. The strength of Koomen's work lies in her elucidation of the ways in which normative science instruction fails…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Kwah, Helen; Milne, Catherine; Tsai, Tzuchi; Goldman, Ricki; Plass, Jan L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This formative design study examines how a program curriculum and implementation was emergently (re)designed in dynamic relation to the expressed emotions of teachers and students. The context was a yearlong afterschool game design program for STEM learning at an urban and public all-girls middle school. Using Randall Collins' (Interaction ritual…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Falk, John H.; Dierking, Lynn D.; Staus, Nancy L.; Wyld, Jennifer N.; Bailey, Deborah L.; Penuel, William R. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This paper, describes "Synergies," an on-going longitudinal study and design effort, being conducted in a diverse, under-resourced community in Portland, Oregon, with the goal of measurably improving STEM learning, interest and participation by early adolescents, both in school and out of school. Authors examine how the work of this…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Longitudinal Studies, STEM Education
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Sezen-Barrie, Asli; Tran, Minh-Dan; McDonald, Scott P.; Kelly, Gregory J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This study draws from cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to analyze preservice teachers' reflections on a microteaching activity. Microteaching activities involved preservice educators teaching middle school students from local schools. The study was conducted with 23 preservice teachers enrolled in a large university's teacher…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, History, Social Theories, Preservice Teachers
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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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Campo-Engelstein, Lisa; Johnson, Nadia L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Emily Martin's ("Signs J Women Cult Soc" 16(31):485-501, 1991) article, "The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles," was published in "Signs" over 20 years ago. In this groundbreaking article, she discusses how gender roles are often projected onto…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Role, Pregnancy, Birth
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Shady, Ashraf – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Classrooms across the United States increasingly find immigrant science teachers paired with urban minority students, but few of these teachers are prepared for the challenges such cultural assimilation presents. This is particularly true in secondary science education. Identifying potential prospects for culturally adaptive pedagogy in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Intermediate Grades, Science Teachers, Immigrants
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Celedón-Pattichis, Sylvia; LópezLeiva, Carlos Alfonso; Pattichis, Marios S.; Llamocca, Daniel – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
There is a strong need in the United States to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Drawing from sociocultural theory, we present approaches to establishing collaborations between computer engineering and mathematics/bilingual education faculty to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Cooperation, Bilingual Education
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Zeyer, Albert; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
Environment and environmental protection are on the forefront of political concerns globally. But how are the media and political discourses concerning these issues mirrored in the public more generally and in the discourses of school science students more specifically? In this study, we analyze the discourse mobilized in whole-class conversations…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries, Ecological Factors