ERIC Number: ED412106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Science for All Cultures: A Collection of Articles from NSTA's Journals.
Carey, Shelley J., Comp.
Multicultural science education provides equal educational opportunities for all students to learn and enjoy science. These opportunities are predicated upon a respect for the customs, mores, and beliefs applicable to students' cultures. The articles in this book, authored by individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds, present several cogent points that collectively provide the reader with a basic understanding of multicultural science education, its scope, implications for teacher education, individual and national well being, and suggestions for using such an approach as an instructional process. Articles include: (1) "Multicultural Science Education"(Mary Atwater); (2) "Equal Opportunity Science" (Cheryl L. Mason and Roberta H. Barba); (3) "Who Really Discovered Aspirin" (Roberta H. Barba, Valerie Ooka Pang, and Myluong T. Tran); (4) "Are You Turning Female and Minority Students Away from Science?" (Sally Blake); (5) "Sons, Daughters, Where Are Your Books" (Napoleon Bryant); (6) "Black Women in Science: Implications for Improved Participation" (Julia V. Clark); (7) "Recruiting and Retaining Talented African-American Males in College Science and Engineering" (Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and Willie Pearson, Jr.); (8) "Asian American Students: The Myth of a Model Minority" (Frank H. Shih); (9) "Underrepresentation of Hispanic Americans in Science" (Steven J. Rakow and Andrea Bermudez); (10) "The Need for Strengthening Native American Science and Mathematics Education" (Gary G. Allen and Owen Seumptewa); (11) "Culturally Relevant Alternative Assessment" (Deborah J. Tippins and Nancy Fichtman Dana); (12) "Science Across Cultures, Part I" (Helaine Selin); (13) "Science Across Cultures, Part II" (Helaine Selin); and (14) "Not All of Those Giants Were European" (Bruce Reichert). (PVD)
Descriptors: African Studies, Alternative Assessment, American Indian Education, Arabs, Asian Studies, Black Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Females, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization, Science Education, Science History, Value Judgment
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000 (PB-109, $16.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
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