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Tytler, Russell – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This article discusses a case for a different, socio-cultural way of looking at learning progressions as treated in the next generation science standards (NGSS) as described by Ralph Cordova and Phyllis Balcerzak's paper "Co-constructing cultural landscapes for disciplinary learning in and out of school: the next generation science standards…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Academic Standards, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Labouta, Hagar Ibrahim; Adams, Jennifer Dawn; Cramb, David Thomas – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this paper we reflect on the article "I am smart enough to study postsecondary science: a critical discourse analysis of latecomers' identity construction in an online forum", by Phoebe Jackson and Gale Seiler (Cult Stud Sci Educ. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11422-017-9818-0). In their article, the authors did a significant amount of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Science Education, College Students, Disadvantaged
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Rundgren, Carl-Johan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this forum article, I reflect on issues related to the implementation of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries. Regarding education within the European Union (EU), the Bologna system has in later years provided extended coordination and comparability at an organizational level. However, the possibility of the EU to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Methods
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Ho, Felix M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This Forum article addresses some of the issues raised in the article by Ying-Syuan Huang and Anila Asghar's paper entitled: "Science education reform in Confucian learning cultures: teachers' perspectives on policy and practice in Taiwan." An attempt is made to highlight the need for a more nuanced approach in considering the Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Higgins, Marc – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore what Michel Foucault refers to as "the" critical attitude and its relationship to science education, drawing from Foucault's (The politics of truth. Semiotext(e), New York, 1997) insight that "the" critical attitude is but "a" critical attitude. This article is a rejoinder to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Power Structure, Knowledge Level, Science Teachers
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Erduran, Sibel – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Kim and Roth (this issue) purport to draw on the social-psychological theory of L. S. Vygotsky in order to investigate social relations in children's argumentation in science topics. The authors argue that the argumentation framework offered by Stephen Toulmin is limited in addressing social relations. The authors thus criticize Toulmin's Argument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship
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Morrison, Deb – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
In this dialogue with Monica Ridgeway and Randy Yerrick's "Whose banner are we waving?: Exploring STEM partnerships for marginalized urban youth," I engage the critical race theory (CRT) tenet of interest convergence. I first expand Derrick Bell's (1980) initial statement of interest convergence with subsequent scholarly work in this…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning
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Martin, Jenny – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This commentary promotes discussion on the imaginary provided by Sanaz Farhangi in her article entitled, "Contribution to activity: a lens for understanding students' potential and agency in physics education" (see EJ1191322). The commentary is concerned with aligning ontological assumptions in research accounts of learning and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Physics, Transformative Learning
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Sjöström, Jesper – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This forum article contributes to the understanding of how science teachers' identity is related to their worldviews, cultural values and educational philosophies, and to eco-transformation of science education. Special focus is put on "reform-minded" science teachers. The starting point is the paper "Science education reform in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Subcultures, Confucianism
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Harrison, Christine – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Yuli Rahmawati's paper presents an auto-ethnographic inquiry into her lived experiences as a science teacher in different countries. Through her reflections and analysis of events, Yuli captures and builds a model of her identity and explores the influence of inter- and intra-cultural perspectives in shaping how she recognizes herself and brings…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Professional Development
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Wallace, Maria F. G. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Over the years neoliberal ideology and discourse have become intricately connected to making science people. Science educators work within a complicated paradox where they are obligated to meet neoliberal demands that reinscribe dominant, hegemonic assumptions for producing a scientific workforce. Whether it is the discourse of school science,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Neoliberalism, Ideology, Feminism
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Chaffee, Rachel; Gupta, Preeti – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This review explores Jackson and Seiler's "I am smart enough to study postsecondary science: A critical discourse analysis of latecomers' identity construction in an online forum" by considering the analytic framework for figured worlds guiding this study. We consider the specific affordances of cultural production theory for examining…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Informal Education, Museums, Cultural Influences