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Pedretti, Erminia; Nazir, Joanne – Science Education, 2011
It has been 40 years since science, technology, society, and environment (STSE) education first appeared in science education research and practice. Although supported among many educators worldwide, there is much confusion surrounding the STSE slogan. Widely differing discourses on STSE education and diverse ways of practicing, have led to an…
Descriptors: Science Education, Social Sciences, Technology Education, Environmental Education
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Buxton, Cory A. – Science Education, 2005
This paper reports on a 3-year study of a half-day urban magnet high school founded upon a desire to provide rigorous science, math, and technology experiences to students who would not otherwise have access to such educational opportunities. Using the theoretical lens of how a model of an educated person gets culturally produced within the school…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Magnet Schools
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Martin, Laura M. W. – Science Education, 2004
In recognition of the fact that science centers and other informal educational institutions can play a role in the reform of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, several major research and professional programs are currently underway. This article discusses one such effort, the Center for Informal Learning and…
Descriptors: Schools, Science Education, Developmental Psychology, Museums