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Ryoo, Jean J.; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
This brief essay offers an introduction to a special symposium on equity in STEM-rich making. The introduction provides context that frames current equity issues in the Maker Movement, as well as short descriptions of the four articles included in the symposium. Collectively the papers in this symposium examine how complex power dynamics shape…
Descriptors: Equal Education, STEM Education, Shared Resources and Services, Teaching Methods
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Tan, Edna; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2018
We investigated how community ethnography as a pedagogy approach to STEM-rich making supported youth makers from two low-income urban communities engaged in sustained STEM-rich making towards making a difference in their communities. Data is drawn from two-year long ethnographic data across two community-based, youth making programs. We highlight…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Low Income Groups
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Tan, Edna; Calabrese Barton, Angela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2010
Recent criticisms of the goal of "science for all" with regard to minority students have alluded to the onerous culture of school science characterized by white, middle-class values that eschew personal everyday science experiences and nontraditional funds of knowledge, in addition to alienating science instruction. Using critically-oriented,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Low Income Groups, Student Participation, Science Teachers