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Hammond, Lorie; Brandt, Carol – Studies in Science Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to define, through discussion and example, the notion of an "anthropological approach" to science education research, as well as to advocate the potential contribution of such an approach to several research domains and to questions of access and equity. This paper reviews a variety of research articles that address,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Researchers
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Aikenhead, Glen S. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Reconceptualizes a cultural perspective for science education that offers an account of life in a science classroom by characterizing students' experiences as crossing borders between subcultures. Contains 160 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Influences, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cogan, Leland S.; Wang, Hsingchi A.; Schmidt, William H. – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Studies how the cultural context of curriculum policy relates to what students are taught in the classroom by using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Explores how what constitutes school science varies from one culture/nation to another, and that these differences pervade all instantiations of curriculum.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Grade 8
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Wilson, Bryan – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Describes the preparation of a bibliographic guide focusing on the research dealing with the cultural context of science and mathematics education. (DS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Cultural Influences