ERIC Number: EJ881929
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Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Globalisation and Science Education: The Case of "Sustainability by the Bay"
Carter, Lyn; Dediwalage, Ranjith
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v5 n2 p275-291 Jun 2010
It is impossible to consider contemporary science education in isolation from globalisation as the dominant logic, rethinking and reconfiguring social and cultural life in which it is located. Carter (J Res Sci Teach 42, 561-580, "2005") calls for a close reading of policy documents, curriculum projects, research studies and a range of other science education texts using key concepts from globalisation theory to elucidate the ways in which globalisation shapes and is expressed within science education. In this paper, we consider an example from our own practice of a school-based curriculum project, "Sustainable Living by the Bay", as one such instance. The first section reviews neoliberalism and neoconservativism necessary to understand how globalisation penetrates education, while the second outlines aspects of the curriculum project itself. As there were many different facets to the development and implementation of a project like "Sustainable Living by the Bay", there is space only to elaborate two examples of the globalisation discourse. The first example concerns the government policy initiative that funded the project while the second example focuses on learner-centred pedagogies as globalisation's pedagogies of choice.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Public Policy, Science Education, Sustainable Development, Global Approach, Research Reports, Social Life
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