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Heinz, Jana; Enghag, Margareta; Stuchlikova, Iva; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Peleg, Ran; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This empirical study investigates factors that influence the implementation of science inquiry in the education systems of Turkey, Israel, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Data was collected by means of recordings of science experts' discussions as part of an EU-funded project called Science-Teacher Education Advanced Methods (2009-2012). Results of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Education
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Sedawi, Wisam; Ben Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Cwikel, Julie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This study addresses the manner in which 4th-5th grade children from unrecognized Bedouin settlements in Israel's Negev desert perceive waste and its effects on health and the environment, with an eye towards building a future model for their environmental education. These children participate in local practices with environmental repercussions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Saito, Carlos Hiroo – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This is a rejoinder to the original article written by Wisam Sedawi, Orit Ben Zvi Assaraf, and Julie Cwikel about waste-related implication on the welfare of children living in the Negev's Bedouin Arab community. More specifically, the authors discuss the role of environmental education in the improvement of participants' life conditions. They do…
Descriptors: Arabs, Migrants, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Aflalo, Ester – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
This study aims to examine the affect of the degree of religiosity of student teachers, and their nationalism and scientific background on their perception of the nature of science (NOS). First year Arab and Jewish religiously observant, traditional and secular students in Israel (101 in number) with different scientific backgrounds participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Student Attitudes, Religious Factors
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Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Eshach, Haim; Orion, Nir; Alamour, Yousif – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
The present research aims at pinpointing differences in spontaneous and non-spontaneous mental models of water cycle conceptions of two 4th grade student groups: the Jewish residents of a small provincial town and a group of students from an indigenous Bedouin community. Students' conceptions were elicited using the Repertory Grid technique as…
Descriptors: Water, Jews, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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Regmi, Jagadish; Fleming, Michelle – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
This forum explores and expands on Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Eshach, Orion, and Alamour's article titled "Cultural Differences and Students' Spontaneous Models of the Water Cycle: A Case Study of Jewish and Bedouin Children in Israel" by examining how indigenous knowledge is appropriated in science classrooms; how students from indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Water, Jews, Indigenous Knowledge
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Nam, Younkyeong – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
This review explores Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Eshach, Orion, and Alamour's paper titled "Cultural Differences and Students' Spontaneous Models of the Water Cycle: A Case Study of Jewish and Bedouin Children in Israel" by examining how the authors use the concept of spontaneous mental models to explain cultural knowledge source of Bedouin…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Water, Jews, Cultural Differences
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Tal, Tali; Alkaher, Iris – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
A multicultural socio-environmental project that is framed in the ideas of education for sustainability brought together Jew and Arab students was investigated to identify the participants' views of the program's objectives and their accomplishments. We investigated the project's strengths and weaknesses according to the participants' views and…
Descriptors: Jews, Conflict, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Greenwood, David A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
What is the role of education in wartime? To what extent should environmental and science educators directly address violent conflict and a culture of prolonged war? This article gestures with empathy toward all educators who are working in wartime. It posits that a critical pedagogy of place provides a theoretical framework that contextualizes…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Land Settlement, Role of Education, Foreign Countries
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Ali-Khan, Carolyne – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
Working across boundaries of power, identity, and political geography is fraught with difficulties and contradictions. In Tali Tal and Iris Alkaher's, "Collaborative environmental projects in a multicultural society: Working from within separate or mutual landscapes?" the authors describe their efforts to do this in the highly charged…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Conservation (Environment), Human Geography, Political Divisions (Geographic)