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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