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ERIC Number: EJ978992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
The Utopia of Science Education
Castano, Carolina
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v7 n3 p739-743 Sep 2012
In this forum I expand on the ideas I initially presented in "Extending the purposes of science education: addressing violence within socio-economic disadvantaged communities" by responding to the comments provided by Matthew Weinstein, Francis Broadway and Sheri Leafgren. Focusing on their notion of utopias and superheroes, I ask us to reconsider science as inevitably violent. Utopia is a concept that contributes to articulating our ideals, and serves to give us perspective on how our current reality differs from our goals. I suggest that by recognising alternative views of nature, science and "superheroes" we could see a science that is committed to the lives and struggles of students as well as the lives and struggles of other animals.
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Language: English
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