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Wallace, Maria F. G. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
Over the past decade, neoliberal practices for ensuring teacher effectiveness have shaped the landscape of education. In the midst of policy mandates for highly effective teachers, a biopolitical movement also undergirds the desire for a particular kind of ideal classroom. Grounded in traditions of scientism, beginning science teachers and their…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kohut, Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
Recommendations for teaching the nature of science (NOS) are grounded in a deficit view of students and/or the public--wherein people accept pseudoscientific claims, particularly about evolution, because they do not adequately understand what counts as being "scientific." Under the deficit view, correct views of science are defined by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Evolution, Ethnography, Scientific Principles
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Deneroff, Victoria – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
This is a narrative inquiry into the role of professional development in the construction of teaching practice by an exemplary urban high school science teacher. I collected data during 3¬†years of ethnographic participant observation in Marie Gonzalez's classroom. Marie told stories about her experiences in ten¬†years of professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Hsu, Pei-Ling – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
In the literature on the situated and distributed nature of cognition, the coordination of spatial organization and the structure of human practices and relations is accepted as a fact. To date, science educators have yet to build on such research. Drawing on an ethnographic study of high school students during an internship in a scientific…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Ethnography, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Milne, Catherine – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
In "Space", relations, and the learning of science", Wolff-Michael Roth and Pei-Ling Hsu use ethnomethodology to explore high school interns learning shopwork and shoptalk in a research lab that is located in a world class facility for water quality analysis. Using interaction analysis they identify how spaces, like a research…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Ethnography, High School Students, Laboratories
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Brotman, Jennie S.; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
Studies across fields such as science education, health education, health behavior, and curriculum studies identify a persistent gap between the aims of the school curriculum and its impact on students' thinking and acting about the real-life decisions that affect their lives. The present study presents a different story from this predominant…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 12, Urban Schools, Student Attitudes