ERIC Number: ED367762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Science in Primary Schools: The Multicultural Dimension.
Peacock, Alan, Ed.
This book brings together a number of perspectives on building a multicultural dimension into science teaching in the United Kingdom. Part 1 gives a variety of practical ideas for use in multi-ethnic and all-white classrooms, heeding the constraints of the National Curriculum. Part 2 examines the underlying rationale for a multicultural approach to science education by looking at policy initiatives from other perspectives and other cultures. Chapters are: (1) "Classroom Ideas for Antiracism through Science in Primary Education" (Barbara Wyvill); (2) "The Multicultural Dimension in the Science of Food" (Chris Hannon); (3) "Teaching Science Multiculturally in All-white Primary Schools" (Jasbir Mann); (4) "Supporting Language Learning through Doing Science" (Clare Townend et al.); (5) "Planning Science Lessons with a Multicultural Dimension" (Alan Peacock); (6) "Collaborating with Teachers To Produce New Materials" (John Meadows); (7) "Science for All? Antiracism, Science, and the Primary School" (Barry Troyna and Steve Farrow); (8) "Questions of Policy: Some Lost Opportunities in the Making of Primary Science" (Mike Watts); (9) "Primary Science and the Clash of Cultures in a Developing Country" (Tony Russell); and (10) "Primary Science Teaching in a Developing Country: The Lesson We Can Learn" (Mwangi K. Githui). (Contains 114 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias, Science Instruction, Sciences, Teaching Methods, White Students
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