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Boda, Phillip A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
This study reports a collective case study of five science education graduate students to highlight the role of culture as an influential component within their conceptual understandings of urban science education. Conceptual change theory was used as a theoretical framework to explore the negotiations that five graduate students experienced…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Education, Graduate Students, Role
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Castano Rodriguez, Carolina; Barraza, Laura; Martin, Jenny – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
This article contributes to expand the definition of equity in education and science education through the consideration of the challenges and opportunities for addressing social justice issues in a particular community in Argentina. We discuss (a) the relationship between equity and culture and personal histories and heritage in education and (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Equal Education, Science Education
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Macfarlane, Angus; Manning, Richard; Ataria, Jamie; Macfarlane, Sonja; Derby, Melissa; Clarke, Te Hurinui – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
"Wetekia kia rere" is an expression in the Maori language that refers to "unleashing potential". This paper discusses questions of power relevant to challenges recently identified by government officials regarding learners' experiences of science education in New Zealand schools. We begin by summarising the Treaty relationship…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Racial Bias, Science Education, Ethnic Groups
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Kloser, Matthew; Wilsey, Matthew; Hopkins, Dawn W.; Dallavis, Julie W.; Lavin, Erin; Comuniello, Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In the last decade, STEM-focused schools have opened their doors nationally in the hope of meeting students' contemporary educational needs. Despite the growth of these STEM-focused institutions, minimal research exists that follows how schools make a transition toward a STEM focus and what organizational structures are most conducive to a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Catholic Schools, Institutional Mission, Case Studies
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Ellwood, Robin; Abrams, Eleanor – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This research investigated how student social interactions within two approaches to an inquiry-based science curriculum could be related to student motivation and achievement outcomes. This qualitative case study consisted of two cases, Off-Campus and On-Campus, and used ethnographic techniques of participant observation. Research participants…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Grade 8, Peer Relationship
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McNew-Birren, Jill; Hildebrand, Tyra; Belknap, Gabrielle – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Teach For America (TFA), a widespread and well-known route into the teaching profession, frequently partners with university-based education programs to prepare and certify its corps members. However, university-based teacher education programs frequently emphasize very different understandings of socially just education and priorities for…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, School Community Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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Lee, Yeung Chung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This paper draws together two important agendas in science education. The first is making science education more inclusive such that students from non-Western or indigenous cultures can benefit from culturally relevant curricula. The second is integrating technology into the curriculum under the umbrella of Science-Technology-Society (STS)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inclusion, Culturally Relevant Education, Asians
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Mark, Sheron L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Black males, as one non-dominant population, remain underrepresented and less successful in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Researchers focused on non-dominant populations are advised against generalizations and to examine cultural intersections (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, and more) and also to explore cases of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Social Justice, Males, Disproportionate Representation
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Ridgeway, Monica L.; Yerrick, Randy K. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This case study examines after school programming in citizen science from the perspective of Critical Race Theory. During the course of enacting community outreach projects this data was used to examine the positioning of experts, student, and teachers within the program. This study explores the role of race and ethnicity, and the ways in which…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Case Studies, Disadvantaged Youth
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Miller, Brant G.; Roehrig, Gillian – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Opportunities for American Indian youth to meaningfully engage in school-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences have historically been inadequate. As a consequence, American Indian students perform lower on standardized assessments of science education than their peers. In this article we describe the emergence…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, STEM Education, Case Studies, American Indian Students
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Augare, Helen J.; Davíd-Chavez, Dominique M.; Groenke, Frederick I.; Little Plume-Weatherwax, Melissa; Lone Fight, Lisa; Meier, Gene; Quiver-Gaddie, Helene; Returns From Scout, Elvin; Sachatello-Sawyer, Bonnie; St. Pierre, Nate; Valdez, Shelly; Wippert, Rachel – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Native Science Field Centers (NSFCs) were created to engage youth and adults in environmental science activities through the integration of traditional Native ways of knowing (understanding about the natural world based on centuries of observation including philosophy, worldview, cosmology, and belief systems of Indigenous peoples), Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Centers, Culturally Relevant Education, Science Teaching Centers
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Avraamidou, Lucy – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Given reform recommendations emphasizing scientific inquiry and empirical evidence pointing to the difficulties beginning teachers face in enacting inquiry-based science, this study explores a well-started beginning elementary teacher's (Sofia) beliefs about inquiry-based science and related instructional practices. In order to explore Sofia's…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Avery, Leanne M.; Ruelle, Morgan L. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
Using two case studies of children's knowledge, this paper sheds light on the value, diversity, and necessity of Indigenous and place-based knowledge to science and engineering curricula in rural areas. Rural contexts are rich environments for cultivating contextual knowledge, hence framing a critical pedagogy of teaching and learning. Indigenous…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Mijung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
To enhance Aboriginal students' educational opportunities in sciences, culturally relevant science curriculum has been examined and practiced in Western Canadian science classrooms. This article shares some examples of inclusion of indigenous knowledge in science curricula and discusses the improvement and challenges of culturally relevant science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Curriculum, Case Studies
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Radloff, Jeffrey – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In this paper, I present a critical review of the recent book, "On Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives and Resources," written by Douglas Allchin (2013). This publication presents an in-depth examination of the nature of science construct, as well as instruction for educators about how to teach it effectively utilizing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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