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ERIC Number: EJ1102202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
On Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives and Resources
Radloff, Jeffrey
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v11 n2 p527-538 Jun 2016
In this paper, I present a critical review of the recent book, "On Teaching the Nature of Science: Perspectives and Resources," written by Douglas Allchin (2013). This publication presents an in-depth examination of the nature of science construct, as well as instruction for educators about how to teach it effectively utilizing historical case studies as vehicles for knowledge. Although several themes in the book merit further attention, a central issue present across all chapters is the largely masculine, monocultural nature of science presented, which is common to a multitude of scientific publications. In this review, I illustrate how culture and gender in science is not addressed throughout the book. I also discuss where we can build on the work of the author to integrate more aspects of gender and culture in teaching the nature of science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Book/Product Reviews; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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