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ERIC Number: EJ850253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Hidden Wor(l)ds in Science Class: Conscientization and Politicization in Science Education Research and Practice
Seiler, Gale; Abraham, Anjali
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n3 p739-753 Sep 2009
Conscientization involves a recursive process of reflection and action toward individual and social transformation. Often this process takes shape through encounters in/with diverse and often conflicting discourses. The study of student and teacher discourses, or scripts and counterscripts, in science classrooms can reveal asymmetrical power relations and the ways in which dominant scripts of marginalization are often enacted. Decoding the dominant structures in these discourses is a complex and political act that might offer some possibilities for transformative practice. But for this to take place teachers, students, and researchers need to collaborate to conduct classroom research that embraces the political dimension of conscientization.
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Language: English
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