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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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Page-Reeves, Janet; Marin, Ananda; Moffett, Maurice; DeerInWater, Kathy; Medin, Douglas – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2019
This paper discusses findings from 40 ethnographically inspired interviews with 21 Native science professionals conducted in two iterative phases (21 in Phase I and 19 in Phase II), and a structured dialogue workgroup session with a six-member subset of the interviewees. Interview and group questions were open-ended to allow the participants to…
Descriptors: Ethnography, STEM Education, Whites, Personal Narratives
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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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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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Stromholt, Shelley; Bell, Philip – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this study, we present a case for designing expansive science learning environments in relation to neoliberal instantiations of standards-based implementation projects in education. Using ethnographic and design-based research methods, we examine how the design of coordinated learning across settings can engage youth from non-dominant…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Environment, Neoliberalism, Standards
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Hufnagel, Elizabeth; Kelly, Gregory J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This methodological paper presents an approach for examining emotional expressions through discourse analysis and ethnographic methods. Drawing on trends in the current literature in science education, we briefly explain the importance of emotions in science education and examine the current research methodologies used in interactional emotion…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Semantics
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Jobér, Anna – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This study uses sociological perspectives to analyse one of the core practices in science education: school children's and students' laboratory work. Applying an ethnographic approach to the laboratory work done by pupils at a Swedish compulsory school, data were generated through observations, field notes, interviews, and a questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Ethnography, Interviews, Questionnaires
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Amat, Arnau; Zapata, Corinna; Alexakos, Konstantinos; Pride, Leah D.; Paylor-Smith, Christian; Hernandez, Matthew – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
In this paper, we look closely at two events selected through event-oriented inquiry that were part of a classroom presentation on race. The first event was a provocative discussion about Mark Twain's ("Pudd'nhead Wilson", Harper, New York, 1899) and passing for being White. The other was a discussion on the use of the N-word. Grounded…
Descriptors: Race, Metabolism, Biofeedback, Ethnography
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Sumida Huaman, Elizabeth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
Based on ethnographic research with an Indigenous community in Junín, Peru, and involving over 21 participants, this article explores the link between Indigenous lands, environmental knowledge, cultural practices, and education. Drawing from traditional ecological knowledge and nature-mediated education, Indigenous community spaces as vital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Indigenous Populations, Agricultural Occupations
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de Freitas, Elizabeth; Palmer, Anna – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
The aim of this article is to investigate how new materialist philosophies of matter can help us study the emergence of scientific thought in young children's activities. We draw extensively on the work of Gilles Deleuze to help us understand scientific concepts as concrete universals. In particular, we show how the concept of force is re-animated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Concept Formation
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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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Solli, Anne; Bach, Frank; Åkerman, Björn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
In the public discussion of genetically modified (GM) food the representations of science as a social good, conducted in the public interest to solve major problems are being subjected to intense scrutiny and questioning. Scientists working in these areas have been seen to struggle for the position of science in society. However few in situ…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Biotechnology, Genetics, Food
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Gómez, María del Carmen; Jakobsson, Anders – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
The focus of this study is to examine to what extent and in what ways science teachers practice assessment during classroom interactions in everyday activities in an upper-secondary school in Sweden. We are science teachers working now with a larger research project on assessment in science education that seeks to examine teachers' assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Science Teachers
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Shady, Ashraf – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Classrooms across the United States increasingly find immigrant science teachers paired with urban minority students, but few of these teachers are prepared for the challenges such cultural assimilation presents. This is particularly true in secondary science education. Identifying potential prospects for culturally adaptive pedagogy in science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Intermediate Grades, Science Teachers, Immigrants
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