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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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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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Licona, Miguel M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
In this case study, I use an ethnographic-style approach to understand the funds of knowledge of immigrant families living in "colonias" on both sides of the US/Mexico border. I focus on how these "knowledges" and concomitant experiences impact the ways we perceive and treat immigrant students who have all too often been viewed…
Descriptors: Science Education, Immigrants, Mexican Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
This case study draws attention to Pedro's story, a Grade 6 Latino teacher who, along with other grade 4-6 teachers, participated in a three-year professional development research project. By using data analyzed from multiple ethnographic interviews with teachers and students, and by drawing from the quantitative analyzes of concept map unit…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Federal Legislation, Cultural Education
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van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
Bringing a greater number of students into science is one of, if not the most fundamental goals of science education for "all", especially for heretofore-neglected groups of society such as women and Aboriginal students. Providing students with opportunities to experience how science really is enacted--i.e., "authentic science"--has been advocated…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Ethnography, Internship Programs, Recruitment
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Brandt, Carol B. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
Despite completing undergraduate degrees in the life sciences, few Indigenous women choose to pursue careers in scientific research. To help us understand how American Indian students engage with science, this ethnographic research describes (1) how four Navajo women identified with science, and (2) the narratives they offered when we discussed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Scientific Research, Females, American Indians
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Sharma, Ajay – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper presents a case study of science teaching in an eighth grade school classroom in India. It comes out of a larger ethnographic study done in 2005 that looked at how science was taught and learned in a rural government run middle school in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Subscribing to a sociocultural perspective, the paper presents…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Ethnography, Grade 8, Teaching Methods