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Title Science education for diversity : theory and practice / Nasser Mansour, Rupert Wegerif, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 379 pages) : illustrations
Series Cultural studies of science education ; 8
Cultural studies of science education (2010) ; 8
Contents Why Science Education for Diversity? / Nasser Mansour, Rupert Wegerif -- pt. 1. Science Education Reform for Diversity. Dialogic Science Education for Diversity / Rupert Wegerif, Keith Postlethwaite, Nigel Skinner, Nasser Mansour, Alun Morgan, Lindsay Hetherington -- Expanding Notions of Scientific Literacy: A Reconceptualization of Aims of Science Education in the Knowledge Society / Xiufeng Liu -- Activity, Subjectification, and Personality: Science Education from a Diversity-of-Life Perspective / Wolff-Michael Roth -- Reflexivity and Diversity in Science Education Research in Europe: Towards Cultural Perspectives / Michiel van Eijck -- pt. 2. From Learning to Pedagogy. Science Education for Diversity and Informal Learning / Loran Carleton Parker, Gerald H. Krockover -- Diverse, Disengaged and Reactive: A Teacher's Adaptation of Ethical Dilemma Story Pedagogy as a Strategy to Re-engage Learners in Education for Sustainability / Elisabeth (Lily) Taylor, Peter Charles Taylor, MeiLing Chow -- Tracing Science in the Early Childhood Classroom: The Historicity of Multi-resourced Discourse Practices in Multilingual Interaction / Charles Max, Gudrun Ziegler, Martin Kracheel -- Conceptual Frameworks, Metaphysical Commitments and Worldviews: The Challenge of Reflecting the Relationships Between Science and Religion in Science Education / Keith S. Taber
Science Curriculum Reform on 'Scientific Literacy for All' Across National Contexts: Case Studies of Curricula from England & Wales and Hong Kong / Sibel Erduran, Siu Ling Wong -- pt. 3. Science Teacher Education and Diversity. Science Teachers' Cultural Beliefs and Diversities: A Sociocultural Perspective to Science Education / Nasser Mansour -- Envisioning Science Teacher Preparation for Twenty-First-Century Classrooms for Diversity: Some Tensions / Norman Thomson, Deborah J. Tippins -- Expanded Agency in Multilingual Science Teacher Training Classrooms / Silvia Lizette Ramos-De Robles, Mariona Espinet -- pt. 4. Cultural Issues in Science Education. Reconceptualizing a Lifelong Science Education System that Supports Diversity: The Role of Free-Choice Learning / Lynn D. Dierking -- Ignoring Half the Sky: A Feminist Critique of Science Education's Knowledge Society / Anita Hussénius, Kristina Andersson, Annica Gullberg, Kathryn Scantlebury -- Religion in Science Education / Michael J. Reiss -- Students' Perceptions of Apparent Contradictions Between Science and Religion: Creation Is Only the Beginning / Berry Billingsley -- Gender and Science in the Arab States: Current Status and Future Prospects / Saouma BouJaoude, Ghada Gholam
Summary Reflecting the very latest theory on diversity issues in science education, including new dialogic approaches, this volume explores the subject from a range of perspectives and draws on studies from around the world. The work discusses fundamental topics such as how we conceptualize diversity as well as examining the ways in which heterogeneous cultural constructs influence the teaching and learning of science in a range of contexts. Including numerous strategies ready for adoption by interested teachers, the book addresses the varied cultural factors that influence engagement with science education. It seeks answers to the question of why increasing numbers of students fail to connect with science education in schools and looks at the more subtle impact that students' individually constructed identities have on the teaching and learning of science. Recognizing the diversity of its audience, the book covers differing levels and science subjects, and examines material from a range of viewpoints that include pedagogy, curricula, teacher education, learning, gender, religion, and ICT, as well as those of in-service and trainee teachers at all levels
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Science -- Study and teaching.
Educational sociology.
Form Electronic book
Author Mansour, Nasser
Wegerif, Rupert, 1959-
ISBN 940074563X (electronic bk.)
9789400745636 (electronic bk.)