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Ünsal, Zeynep; Jakobson, Britt; Molander, Bengt-Olov; Wickman, Per-Olof – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this article we examine how bilingual students construe relations between everyday language and the language of science. Studies concerning bilingual students language use in science class have mainly been conducted in settings where both the teacher and the students speak the same minority language. In this study data was collected in a class…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Bilingual Students, Language Usage, Turkish
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Hansson, Sven Ove – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
The "multiculturalist" and "universalist" approaches to science education both fail to recognize the strong continuities between modern science and its forerunners in traditional societies. Various fact-finding practices in indigenous cultures exhibit the hallmarks of scientific investigations, such as collectively achieved…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Science Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Lundqvist, Eva; Sund, Per – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
There is an ongoing discussion about what content that should be taught in science education and there are different views among teachers about what represent good science content. However, teachers are not isolated individuals making their own interpretations, but are part of institutionalised systems building on patterns in the selection of…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Childs, Ann – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This article responds to Yuli Rahmawati and Peter Charles Taylor's piece and explores my role as a science teacher, science teacher educator and researcher in two contexts, Sierra Leone and Bhutan. In the first part of the article I reflect on my 3 years as a science teacher in Sierra Leone and demonstrate resonances with Yuli's accounts of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Cultural Influences, 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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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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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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Moore, Emilee; Evnitskaya, Natalia; Ramos-de Robles, S. Lizette – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this paper we reflect on the article, "Science education in a bilingual class: problematising a translational practice," by Zeynep Ünsal, Britt Jakobson, Bengt-Olav Molander and Per-Olaf Wickman ("Cult Stud Sci Educ," doi:10.1007/s11422-016-9747-3). In their article, the authors present the results of a classroom research…
Descriptors: Science Education, Bilingual Education, Language Usage, Bilingual Students
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Gyllenpalm, Jakob – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Ellwood's and Abrams's paper, "Students's social interaction in inquiry-based science education: how experiences of flow can increase motivation and achievement," describes two groups of students and their experiences in an extended inquiry unit. For one of these, the Off-Campus group, several educational aspects were enhanced compared…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Attention, Learning Motivation
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Lee, Yeung Chung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This paper draws together two important agendas in science education. The first is making science education more inclusive such that students from non-Western or indigenous cultures can benefit from culturally relevant curricula. The second is integrating technology into the curriculum under the umbrella of Science-Technology-Society (STS)…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inclusion, Culturally Relevant Education, Asians
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Ruggirello, Rachel; Flohr, Linda – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum explores contradictions that arose within the partnership between Teach for America (TFA) and a university teacher education program. TFA is an alternate route teacher preparation program that places individuals into K-12 classrooms in low-income school districts after participating in an intense summer training program and provides…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Social Justice, Science Education
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Parsons, Eileen R. C.; Bulls, Domonique L.; Freeman, Tonjua B.; Butler, Malcolm B.; Atwater, Mary M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Existent research indicates that postsecondary Black faculty members, who are sorely underrepresented in the academy especially in STEM fields, assume essential roles; chief among these roles is diversifying higher education. Their recruitment and retention become more challenging in light of research findings on work life for postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Science Teachers, Work Experience
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Tytler, Russell – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This article discusses a case for a different, socio-cultural way of looking at learning progressions as treated in the next generation science standards (NGSS) as described by Ralph Cordova and Phyllis Balcerzak's paper "Co-constructing cultural landscapes for disciplinary learning in and out of school: the next generation science standards…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Academic Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this forum article, I reflect on issues related to the implementation of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries. Regarding education within the European Union (EU), the Bologna system has in later years provided extended coordination and comparability at an organizational level. However, the possibility of the EU to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods
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Rosa, Katemari – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum paper dialogues with Sheron Mark's "A bit of both science and economics: a non-traditional STEM identity narrative. In her paper, she discusses the development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) identity by a young African American male during an informal STEM for Social Justice Program. Here, the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, STEM Education, African American Students, Males
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