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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
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Bergwik, Staffan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
This essay discusses Anna Danielsson's article "In the physics class: university physics students' enactments of class and gender in the context of laboratory work". The situated co-construction of knowledge and identity forms the crucial vantage point and I argue that it is a point of intersection between the history of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, College Students, College Science
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Forbes, Cory T.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Science Education, 2008
Curriculum materials are a crucial tool with which teachers engage in teaching practice. For preservice teachers to learn to use science curriculum materials in productive ways, they must develop a conception of themselves as elementary teachers in which the use of science curriculum materials is a valued dimension of science-teaching practice. We…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Friedrichsen, Patricia; Lannin, John; Abell, Sandra; Arbaugh, Fran; Volkmann, Mark – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2008
In response to the shortage of qualified secondary mathematics and science teachers in the United States, alternative certification programs (ACPs) are proliferating. This study used identity as a theoretical lens to examine the incoming identities of 19 participants with post-baccalaureate degrees who entered an ACP. Within this cohort, the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification, Identification (Psychology), Mathematics Instruction