ERIC Number: EJ852834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Recontextualization of Science from Lab to School: Implications for Science Literacy
Sharma, Ajay; Anderson, Charles W.
Science & Education, v18 n9 p1253-1275 Sep 2009
Scientists' science differs remarkably from school science. In order to be taught to students, science is recontextualized from scientific research communities to science classrooms. This paper examines scientific discourse in scientific research communities, and discusses its transformation from an internally-persuasive and authoritative discourse to a purely authoritative discourse under recontextualization. It presents the challenges that recontextualization of science poses for achievement of science literacy goals, and discusses remedial steps that science education community can take to meet them.
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Discourse Communities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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