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Penuel, William R. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
This essay presents infrastructuring as a useful construct for guiding efforts to support more equitable implementation and sustainability of resources developed to support student learning in design-based research. "Infrastructuring" refers to activities that aim to redesign components, relations, and routines of schools and districts…
Descriptors: Design, Teamwork, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Allen, Carrie D.; Eisenhart, Margaret – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
In this article, we investigate how the national imperative to increase opportunities for young women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to broaden their participation was taken up locally at two high schools in one school district. Using ethnographic and longitudinal data, we focus on four young women of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Females, STEM Education, Minority Group Students
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Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William R.; Sumner, Tamara; Leary, Heather – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) approaches to intervention aim for transformative agency, that is, collective actions that expand and bring about new possibilities for activity. In this article, we draw on CHAT as a resource for organizing design research that promotes teachers' agency in designing new science curriculum materials. We…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Instructional Materials