ERIC Number: EJ861397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Raising Critical Issues in the Analysis of Gender and Science in Children's Literature
Martin, Sonya N.; Siry, Christina A.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n4 p951-960 Dec 2009
Trevor Owens' paper provides a critique of the role of gender and authority in selected children's books that presented biographies of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. In the context of discussing Trevor's (2009) article about children's literature, this forum explores issues related to the (a) representation and construction of gender, science, and childhood in literature for children; (b) the need to consider socio/historical/cultural contexts in analytical and theoretical frameworks; and (c) the importance of fostering critical literacy perspectives in pre- and in-service science teachers and the children whom they teach.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Biographies, Science Teachers, Books, Models, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Education, Children, Science Education, Gender Issues
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