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Sperling, Erin; Bencze, J. Lawrence – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2015
This article presents a study of youth participating in a program that engages in a form of ecojustice education, addressing social inequities, along with science-linked concepts, through a localized and culturally oriented food-based curriculum. A community-based food justice organization provides a rich space for encountering and examining the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ecology, Social Justice, Food
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Bencze, J. Lawrence; Sperling, Erin R. – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2012
Progress has been made in addressing socioscientific issues, such as debates about merits of nuclear power, by encouraging school students to consider complex issues and take positions about them. We contend, however, that they also need to learn to take research-informed actions to address issues. In the study reported here, we concluded--based…
Descriptors: Science Education, Grounded Theory, Science Teachers, Student Teachers