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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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Moore, Philip – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
Here I write an appreciation of Settlage's account of experiences with preservice teachers in the United States. Focusing on his use of notions of narrative and counterstories I explore the politics of experience in education looking at how he uses narrative and story, the politics entailed in the polyvocal evidence he presents and the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethnography, Preservice Teacher Education, Story Telling
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Smardon, Regina – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this response to Konstantinos Alexakos, Jayson K. Jones, and Victor H. Rodriguez, I will focus primarily on the importance of relationality for the development of a science learner identity. Along the way I will review (1) The cultural dynamics involved with the formation and sustenance of relationships in social life; (2) The methodological…
Descriptors: Social Life, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Innovation
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Long, David E. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
The Answers in Genesis Creation Museum opened in May of 2007. During the opening day, a loosely affiliated group of scientists joined in a Rally for Reason as they termed it to protest the museum's potential effect on science in the United States. This paper discusses ethnographic data collected before and during the rally. Scientist narratives…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Educational Policy, Scientific Principles, Ethnography
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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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Hwang, SungWon; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
In this study, we propose a set of concepts for conceptualizing issues of learning science related to globalization, the encounter with the (radically) foreign/strange--as this occurs as part of migration and even as part of the encounter of a learner with the unknown content that science lessons are to impart--from the perspective of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Physics, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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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