ERIC Number: ED436345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-19
Working and Learning on the Margins: Experiencing Doctoral Programs in Science Education as Nontraditional Graduate Students.
Jones, Leslie S.; Letts, Will; Lewis, Bradford; Rodriguez-Munoz, Marisol
This document summarizes an interactive symposium on the experiences of nontraditional graduate students in science education doctoral programs. Two of the authors were graduate students and two were very recent graduates now in faculty positions. By virtue of their academic/political interests if not their personal differences, they acknowledged that their scholarship as graduate students was necessarily located outside the mainstream discourse of the science education community. The authors are committed to focus their efforts on new areas of educational research. They recount pressures to assimilate into the organized system of higher education, but they all have found it necessary to resist and maintain their individualism. The authors argue that it is the uniqueness of their peripheral status that provides the crucial impetus for the original contributions that they plan to make to science education. (Contains 16 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (71st, San Diego, CA, April 19-22, 1998).