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ERIC Number: EJ1146537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Sociocultural Influences on Science and on Science Identities
Guerra, Andreia; Rezende, Flavia
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v12 n2 p505-511 Jun 2017
Angela Chapman and Allan Feldman (2016) conducted a study that aimed to exam how a group of diverse urban high school students were affected by the participation in a contextually based authentic science experience. The analysis of all data led the authors to conclude that the experience of authentic science positively influenced the science identity of students and promoted a shift in perceptions from stereotypical to more diverse views of scientists. For the purpose of this forum paper, we concentrated on the unexpected results of Hispanic students in the IAS instrument. In the authors' interpretation, Hispanic students were classified as non science identities because they do not feel recognized as a particular kind of student in that school, being possibly more marginalized than other students. We tried to expand the discussion bringing the contribution of a sociocultural approach of science construction and of science identity to enrich some of the issues involved. Our concise analysis does not allow conclusions about the Hispanic students' results, but we believe it helped to understand sociocultural problems involved in their science identity and to reveal the inequality in science production as one of these problems. [For "Cultivation of Science Identity through Authentic Science in an Urban High School Classroom," see EJ1146536.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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