ERIC Number: EJ1001285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
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Reference Count: 11
Family Learning: The Missing Exemplar
Dentzau, Michael W.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v8 n2 p329-332 Jun 2013
As a supporter of informal and alternative learning environments for science learning I am pleased to add to the discussion generated by Adriana Briseno-Garzon's article, "More than science: family learning in a Mexican science museum". I am keenly aware of the value of active family involvement in education in general, and science education in particular, and the portrait provided from a Mexican science museum adds to the literature of informal education through a specific sociocultural lens. I add, however, that while acknowledging the powerful the role of family in Latin American culture, the issue transcends these confines and is instead a cross-cutting topic within education as a whole. I also discuss the ease at which in an effort to call attention to cultural differences one can, by the very act, unintentionally marginalize others.
Descriptors: Science Education, Informal Education, Family Involvement, Family Role, Latin American Culture, Cultural Differences
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