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ERIC Number: EJ895740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
A Case Study of Science Teacher Candidates' Understandings and Actions Related to the Culturally Responsive Teaching of "Other" Students
Atwater, Mary M.; Freeman, Tonjua B.; Butler, Malcolm B.; Draper-Morris, Jessie
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v5 n3 p287-318 Jul 2010
The purpose of this explanatory case study using critical theory as a philosophical lens was to focus on two science teacher candidates' understandings of Otherness and their culturally responsive teaching (or the lack thereof) of students they believe are the "Others". The researchers found that even though the participants had different goals for their students, they were not responsive to some of their students because of the students" culture, race, and/or ethnicity. Both of the participants believed their science teacher education program had shortcomings and did not provide all of the needed experiences for them to be successful in their science teaching of the "Other" students.
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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