ERIC Number: EJ924348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Reference Count: 17
Rethinking Resources and Hybridity
Gonsalves, Allison J.; Seiler, Gale; Salter, Dana E.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n2 p389-399 Jun 2011
This review explores Alfred Schademan's "What does playing cards have to do with science? A resource-rich view of African American young men" by examining how he uses two key concepts--hybridity and resources--to propose an approach to science education that counters enduring deficit notions associated with this population. Our response to Schademan's work expands upon his definition of hybridity and its purpose in the science classroom and highlights the tensions inherent in the appropriation of student resources in classroom spaces. This conversation points also to the need for research analyses and pedagogical approaches that simultaneously valorize student resources, allow student opportunities to learn the dominant codes, and provide teacher and student opportunities to transform them. Carol Lee's notion of "cultural modeling" is discussed as a possible framing device to facilitate this kind of research.
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods, African American Students, Males, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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