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Sheth, Manali J. – Science Education, 2019
While current science teacher education frameworks designed to support high-quality teaching have the potential to promote equitable science learning, they do not substantively engage with how racism organizes science teaching and learning. In this critical qualitative inquiry grounded in critical race theory and sociopolitical perspectives on…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Equal Education
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Grabau, Larry J.; Ma, Xin – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Using data from the 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), we explored nine aspects of science engagement (science self-efficacy, science self-concept, enjoyment of science, general interest in learning science, instrumental motivation for science, future-oriented science motivation, general value of science, personal value of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Learning Motivation, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement
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Kim, Mijung – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Research shows that various stereotypes about science and science learning, such as science being filled with hard and dry content, laboratory experiments, and male-dominated work environments, have resulted in feelings of distance from science in students' minds. This study explores children's experiences of science learning and science identity.…
Descriptors: Interaction, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Madden, Lauren – Educational Forum, 2018
Science, as enterprise and epistemology, has been politicized. This essay recounts one science teacher educator's perspective and experience on this politicization of science and describes the necessity for preservice and practicing teachers to understand the nature and process of science. The role of teachers in advocating for science is clearly…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Todd, Brandy L.; Zvoch, Keith – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of an informal science outreach programme built around theories of identity formation and self-efficacy on middle school girls' science affinities. A lottery-based, randomised control trial was used to identify programme effects on four science affinity outcomes: science interests, efficacy with science, science…
Descriptors: Science Education, STEM Education, Informal Education, Intervention
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Cairns, Dean; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study, drawing on data from the third cycle of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and employing three-level hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) as an analytic strategy, examined the relations of inquiry-based science teaching to science achievement and dispositions toward science among 170,474 15-year-old students from…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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Chapman, Angela; Feldman, Allan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This study examined how a contextually based authentic science experience affected the science identities of urban high school students who have been marginalized during their K-12 science education. We examined students' perceptions of the intervention as an authentic science experience, how the experience influenced their science identity, as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Science, High School Students
Campbell, Coral, Ed.; Jobling, Wendy, Ed.; Howitt, Christine, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Pandya, Rajul, Ed.; Dibner, Kenne Ann, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited to, nonscientists participating in the processes of scientific research, with the intended goal of advancing and using scientific knowledge. A rich range of projects extend…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Citizen Participation, Science and Society, Science Education
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Kim, Mijung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
To enhance Aboriginal students' educational opportunities in sciences, culturally relevant science curriculum has been examined and practiced in Western Canadian science classrooms. This article shares some examples of inclusion of indigenous knowledge in science curricula and discusses the improvement and challenges of culturally relevant science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Curriculum, Case Studies
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Palmer, Stuart; Campbell, Malcolm; Johnson, Elizabeth; West, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent national reports have highlighted the contribution that the sciences make to the Australian economy. Many developed economies report perceived shortages of STEM qualified workers, and at the same time, many science graduates have difficulty in finding work, especially work in their discipline. Rational education design dictates that science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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Bratkovich, Meghan Odsliv – Science & Education, 2018
The work of science is a linguistic act. However, like history and philosophy of science, language has frequently been isolated from science content due to factors such as school departmentalization and narrow definitions of what it means to teach, know, and do science. This conceptual article seeks to recognize and recognize--to understand and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Course Content, Academic Standards, Language Usage
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, Catlin M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources (AFNR), and science is critically important. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable platform to connect AFNR and science; however, interdisciplinary teaching requires willing and able teachers. The current study considered the intentions of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food, Teaching Methods
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McCall, Madelon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
University laboratory science courses are typically designed to prepare science majors or those who are pursuing health related careers. These courses often do not provide the experiences necessary to improve elementary preservice teacher science teaching efficacy or attitudes and beliefs toward science. This research utilized a university science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Peffer, Melanie E.; Ramezani, Niloofar – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Achieving science literacy requires learning disciplinary knowledge, science practices, and development of sophisticated epistemological beliefs about the nature of science and science knowledge. Although sophisticated epistemological beliefs about science are important for attaining science literacy, students' beliefs are difficult to…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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