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Rosa, Katemari – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum paper dialogues with Sheron Mark's "A bit of both science and economics: a non-traditional STEM identity narrative. In her paper, she discusses the development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) identity by a young African American male during an informal STEM for Social Justice Program. Here, the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, STEM Education, African American Students, Males
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Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This article is a response to Kassam, Avery, and Ruelle's insights as presented in this forum on rural science education. Topics considered include troubling the urban/rural divide in the context of Indigenous knowledge and expanding to include the common Canadian notion of the "remote," a designation rooted in our national colonial…
Descriptors: Activism, Rural Areas, Urban Areas, American Indians
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Hoeg, Darren; Bencze, Larry – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a form of education seen by many governments and educators as a preparation of the types of students needed for the future. STEM education is being developed in many countries without the support of official policy, such as is the case in Canada. In the United States, the National Science…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Fages, Volny; Albe, Virginie – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
This paper proposes a study of the various ways in which social and ethical issues are integrated in the curricula of nanoscience and nanotechnology master degrees. During the last decade, new types of courses have appeared in science and technology universities, first in the United States and now reaching Europe and France, associating a call for…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science and Society, Molecular Structure, Technology
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Knox, Carolyn; Rivas, Carmen – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
This paper summarizes how collaborative online projects (COPs) are used to facilitate science content-area learning for English Learners of Hispanic origin. This is a Mexico-USA partnership project funded by the National Science Foundation. A COP is a 10-week thematic science unit, completely online, and bilingual (Spanish and English) designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Language Learners, Science Instruction, Partnerships in Education
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Mack, Elizabeth; Augare, Helen; Cloud-Jones, Linda Different; David, Dominique; Gaddie, Helene Quiver; Honey, Rose E.; Kawagley, Angayuqaq O.; Plume-Weatherwax, Melissa Little; Fight, Lisa Lone; Meier, Gene; Pete, Tachini; Leaf, James Rattling; Returns From Scout, Elvin; Sachatello-Sawyer, Bonnie; Shibata, Hi'ilani; Valdez, Shelly; Wippert, Rachel – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
There are a growing number of informal science education (ISE) programs in Native communities that engage youth in science education and that are grounded in Native ways of knowing. There is also a growing body of research focusing on the relationship between culture, traditional knowledge, and science education. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Expertise, American Indian Education, Science Education, Indigenous Populations
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Mitchell, Debra B.; Mueller, Michael P. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In his writings, David Orr claims that the US is in an "ecological crisis" and that this stems from a crisis of education. He outlines a theory of ecological literacy, a mode by which we better learn the ecology of the Earth and live in a sustainable manner. While emphasizing a shock doctrine, the diagnosis of "crisis" may be…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Environmental Education, Ecology, Educational Change
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Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Competition, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Zapata, Mara – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
An analysis of student connections through time and space relative to the core discipline of physics is attempted, as viewed through the lens of actor-network-theory, by Antonia Candela. Using lenses of cultural realities, networks, and perceived power in the discourse of one specific university in the capital city of Mexico and one undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sociocultural Patterns, Ethnography, Physics
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Mueller, Michael P.; Tippins, Deborah J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This article is a philosophical analysis of van Eijck and Roth's ("2007") claim that science and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) should be recalibrated because they are incommensurate, particular to the local contexts in which they are practical. In this view, science maintains an incommensurate status as if it is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Natural Sciences, Science Education, Epistemology
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Colak, Huseyin; Akerson, Valarie L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
In this study we examine how elementary teachers in Brazil and Turkey approached the translation and subsequent classroom implementation of an instructional activity that promotes environmental awareness through a combination of student role playing and teacher oral delivery of an environmental story about river pollution. A discourse analysis…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Translation, Student Role, Discourse Analysis