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Rahmawati, Yuli; Taylor, Peter Charles – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
"The fish becomes aware of the water in which it swims" is a metaphor that represents Yuli's revelatory journey about the hidden power of culture in her personal identity and professional teaching practice. While engaging in a critical auto/ethnographic inquiry into her lived experience as a science teacher in Indonesian and Australian…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Professional Identity, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Andrée, Maria – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This paper is a commentary to a paper by Anne Solli, Frank Bach and Björn Åkerman on how students at a technical university learn to argue as biotechnologists. Solli and her colleagues report from an ethnographic study performed during the first semester of a 5-year program in biotechnology at a technical university in Sweden. Their study…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Ethnography, College Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Tobin, Kenneth – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Competition, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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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