ERIC Number: ED440851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Engaging Women in Inquiry and Discourse: The Pedagogy of an Elementary Science Education Web Course.
Davis, Kathleen S.
Despite recent science education reform efforts, researchers continue to report the under-representation of females in science professions and coursework. As concerned educators, organizations, and institutions consider ways to facilitate female participation in science, it is important to examine what serves as door-openers and gate-keepers to their science practice and how an inclusionary practice of science and science discourse can be developed. This study examines the aspects of a science education Web course that engaged female elementary teachers in science inquiry and talk. It particularly explores the characteristics of science discourse that support women's participation, the instructional practices used to facilitate (or not) women's science activity and discourse, and the ways in which the use of computer technology leads to the inclusion or exclusion of women's science participation. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; 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 (New Orleans, LA, April 28-May 1, 2000).