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ERIC Number: EJ1161740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
The Interplay between Structure and Agency in the Enactment of STEM Policy
Martins, Isabel; Pinhão, Francine; Vilanova, Rita
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v12 n4 p863-871 Dec 2017
In their paper, Hoeg and Bencze argue that current STEM curriculum guidelines prioritise the training of a workforce in detriment of a democratically grounded education for citizenship. We agree that there is an insufficient questioning about which type of citizenship STEM curricula would favour and wish to contribute to this debate by (1) problematising different meanings and aspects of citizenship in different models of democracy and (2) exploring the dialectical nature of structure and agency in the discursive construction of educational (policy) discourse. We also discuss results from recent empirical research about teachers' ideas on citizenship education in order to challenge views that assume a linearity between educational policy and its enactment.
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Language: English
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