ERIC Number: ED417950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Secondary Preservice Science Teachers Ideas About Culture, Ethnicity, and Learning of Marginalized Students.
McDaniel, Patrice; Devi, Bharati; Crockett, Denise; Atwater, Mary Monroe
This collective case study focuses on three preservice teachers' ideas about culture and ethnicity and the influence of the two on students' science learning. The preservice teachers (N=3) had general ideas about culture but the concept of ethnicity was perplexing to them. Often the terms "culture" and "ethnicity" are equated by the students indicating that the distinction is unclear. Two of the participants in the study did not believe that the culture and ethnicity of students influences their science learning and instead suggest that these elements dictate students' interactional patterns, styles of dress or overall appearance, and personality. Contains 39 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (San Francisco, CA, April, 1995).