ERIC Number: ED443708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Inclusive Science Education: Scientists' Views and Instructional Practices.
Bianchini, Julie A.; Whitney, David J.; Breton, Therese D.; Hilton-Brown, Bryan A.
This paper investigates the perceptions of scientists and their awareness of issues, goals, and beliefs related to gender and ethnicity in science and questions the curriculum, classroom management, and teaching strategies of instructors. The study examined 18 science faculty members' perceptions in a professional development seminar series and focused on these issues: (1) perceptions of students; (2) use of inclusive curriculum and instruction; and (3) views of the nature of science. Results indicate that family, cultural, and social expectations have effects on the academic achievement of students at the elementary and secondary education levels. Using scientists' experience-based ideas on equity issues to provide more equitable science education for all is recommended. (Contains 76 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cultural Pluralism, Equal Education, Ethnicity, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Racial Bias, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers, Scientific Principles, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).