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Haque, Shirin; Sharma, Deva – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
A comprehensive history of Astronomy should show in reasonable chronological order, the contributions from wherever they arise in the world, once they are reliably documented. However, the authors note that consistently, the extremely rich contributions from Ancient Indian scholars like Aryabatha and Bhramagupta are omitted in Eurocentric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Cultural Influences, Science Education
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Vaidya, Sheila – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
The focus of this paper is on the current developments in science education occurring in the posthumously built Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education in Mumbai and to offer context for various indigenous developments that are shaping science education in India today. In this paper, I describe the story of Homi Bhabha and his rich legacy of…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational History
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Basu, Sreyashi Jhumki – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
In this paper, in response to Ajay Sharma's paper titled "Portrait of a science teacher as a bricoleur: A case study from India" and associated reviews, I address the value of bridging two narrative styles for describing teacher development, discuss questions of over-essentializing an Indian school context, propose that teacher and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Student Role, Research Methodology, Teacher Education
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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
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Sharma, Ajay – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
In this response to commentaries by Ali Sammel, Jhumki Basu and Alberto Rodriguez, I present my perspective on three important issues raised by the commentators. These issues relate to the role of a researcher in her field settings and society, the critique of science and science education as oppressive dominant discourses, and co-opting…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Researchers
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Sammel, Alison – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
In this paper I respond to Ajay Sharma's "Portrait of a Science Teacher as a Bricoleur: A case study from India," by speaking to two aspects of the bricoleur: the subject and the discursive in relation to pedagogic perspective. I highlight that our subjectivities are negotiated based on the desires of the similar and competing discourses…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, Scientific Enterprise, Critical Theory
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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper provides a critical review essay of Ajay Sharma's "Portrait of a science teacher as a bricoleur: A case study from India." The main focus is two fold. First, arguments are presented to draw attention to how little advances in science teaching and science learning research have impacted teachers' practice and student…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Researchers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship