What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences

What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences
Author: Michael Papadimitriou
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2004-07-13
ISBN: 1412226228
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences Book Excerpt:

What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences describes the science education experiences of 12 young ladies enrolled in advanced science courses in a Southeast Texas High School. What Girls Say... includes profiles of each girl and topical chapters dealing with generalizations about the key elements of experience that the girls illuminated. Also, a detailed review of the current literature related to girls and science is provided. The strength of the text lies in the use of the participants. words to describe their own experiences. Unfortunately, despite over 30 years of research related to gender and science education, females still are underrepresented in some upper-level high school science courses, particular college science curricula and majors, and many scientific careers. While boys and girls enter school with equal ability, girls are marginalized in science and math to the point that they trail males in science interest and participation by graduation time. However, such differences have decreased. While attitudes, achievement levels, and the other components of "the science education experience" have been quantitatively examined, very little qualitative analysis exists to describe the educational experience of females in American high school classrooms from the perspective of the student. A description of this phenomenon as constructed through the experiences of female students represents a worthy pursuit. This book represents an attempt to describe this phenomenon as constructed through the experiences of female students. Very simply, the purpose of this book was to describe the essential elements of the current science education experience as constructed by female physics and advanced chemistry students. The construct of science education experience for females included perceived (a) affective attitudes, (b) achievement and success, (c) ability, (d) cultural factors, (e) social-psychological factors, (f) interpersonal factors, and (g) instructional/teacher factors. All of these topics are addressed in What Girls Say About Their Science Education Experiences.

Socio Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

Socio Cultural Perspectives on Science Education
Author: W.W. Cobern
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1998-03-31
ISBN: 9780792349877
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Cultural Perspectives on Science Education Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on global science education. It offers a critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education.

Aesthetic Experience in Science Education

Aesthetic Experience in Science Education
Author: Per-Olof Wickman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN: 1135602026
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aesthetic Experience in Science Education Book Excerpt:

This book examines the role of aesthetic experience in learning science and in science education from the perspective of knowledge as action and language use. The theoretical underpinnings are based on the writings of John Dewey and Ludwig Wittgenstein. In their spirit aesthetics is examined as it appears in the lives of people and how it relates to the activities in which they are involved. Centered around an empirical analysis of how students and their teachers use aesthetic language and acts during laboratory and field work, the book demonstrates that aesthetics is something that is constantly talked about in science class and that these aesthetic experiences are intimately involved in learning science. These empirical findings are related to current debates about the relation between aesthetics and science, and about motivation, participation, learning and socio-cultural issues in science education. This book features: *an empirical demonstration of the importance and specific roles of aesthetic experiences in learning science; *a novel contribution to the current debate on how to understand motivation, participation and learning; and *a new methodology of studying learning in action. Part I sketches out the theoretical concepts of Wickman's practical epistemology analysis of the fundamental role of aesthetics in science and science education. Part II develops these concepts through an analysis of the use of aesthetic judgments when students and teachers are talking in university science classes. Part III sums up the general implications of the theoretical underpinnings and empirical findings for teaching and learning science. Here Wickman expands the findings of his study beyond the university setting to K-8 school science, and explicates what it would mean to make science education more aesthetically meaningful. Wickman's conclusions deal to a large extent with aesthetic experience as individual transformation and with people's prospects for participation in an activity such as science education. These conclusions have significance beyond science teaching and learning that should be of concern to educators generally. This book is intended for educational researchers, graduate students, and teacher educators in science education internationally, as well as those interested in aesthetics, philosophy of education, discourse analysis, socio-cultural issues, motivation, learning and meaning-making more generally.

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education
Author: Norman G. Lederman,Sandra K. Abell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 1136221972
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Science Education Book Excerpt:

Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives. The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature. Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.

Transformative Science Education

Transformative Science Education
Author: Kevin J. Pugh
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0807779156
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformative Science Education Book Excerpt:

Use this book to move science learning out of the classroom and into everyday life. Science has a profound capacity to transform how we experience the world, but it can be challenging to foster transformative experiences. When it comes to the science classroom, too often the Las Vegas slogan applies: What happens here stays here. Based on over 20 years of research, this guide presents the Teaching for Transformative Experiences in Science instructional model to help teachers craft practices that will encourage students to apply science concepts beyond defined school boundaries. This practical resource includes detailed vignettes, classroom examples, guidance for trying out strategies, and materials for assessing transformative experiences. Book Features Introduction to transformative experience theory.A model of teaching based on empirical classroom research.Vignettes and classroom examples that illustrate application of the model strategies.“Try It Out” guides.Assessment materials. “Changing how students experience science can change more than their understanding of science. It can change the world.” —From the Foreword by Gale M. Sinatra, USC Rossier School of Education

Community Connections for Science Education

Community Connections for Science Education
Author: National Science Teachers Association
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0873551923
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Connections for Science Education Book Excerpt:

The seven activities contained in this book are designed to equip students (grades 9-12) with scientific tools and skills for understanding what introduced species are, how they impact natural processes and human systems, and what may be done about them. The activities are designed to link the biology and ecology of introduced species with insights and information derived from other disciplines and areas of study. Organizationally, the book's activities follow the journey of an introduced species once it reaches a new environment. Activities include: (1) Defining Native, Introduced, and Invasive Species; (2) Introduced Species Dispersal; (3) Competing; (4) Hybridizing; (5) Rapid Evolution and the House Sparrow; (6) Environmental Change and Controlling Impacts; and (7) Balancing Human Systems with Natural Processes. Using the red fire ant as a case study, each activity contains a sidebar demonstrating how the red fire ant moves through that particular stage of its own journey, thus helping students connect their general understanding of the science behind introduced species with more specific knowledge about a particular species. Activities also contain background information and suggestions for further study. Contains a resource list. (PVD)

Moving the Equity Agenda Forward

Moving the Equity Agenda Forward
Author: Julie A. Bianchini,Valarie L. Akerson,Angela Calabrese Barton,Okhee Lee,Alberto J. Rodriguez
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-08-11
ISBN: 9400744676
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving the Equity Agenda Forward Book Excerpt:

This volume takes on the vital tasks of celebrating, challenging, and attempting to move forward our understanding of equity and diversity in science education. Organized thematically, the book explores five key areas of science education equity research: science education policy; globalization; context and culture; discourse, language and identity; and leadership and social networking. Chapter authors -- emerging to established US science education scholars -- present their latest research on how to make science interesting and accessible to all students. The volume includes international voices as well: Scholars from around the world crafted responses to each section. Together, authors and respondents attempt to refine our methods for examining equity issues across classrooms, schools, and policies, and deepen our understanding of ways to promote equity and acknowledge diversity in science classrooms. Moving the Equity Agenda Forward is endorsed by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. The volume gains authority from the fact that it was edited by one current and four former chairs of NARST’s Equity and Ethics Committee.

Science Education Career Aspirations and Minority Ethnic Students

Science Education  Career Aspirations and Minority Ethnic Students
Author: Billy Wong
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1137533986
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Education Career Aspirations and Minority Ethnic Students Book Excerpt:

Is science typically for White men? Is science for 'people like us'? What are the barriers and opportunities? This book explores the science career aspirations of minority ethnic students. It investigates the views, experiences and identities of British Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani youths in relation to science.

Second International Handbook of Science Education

Second International Handbook of Science Education
Author: Barry Fraser,Kenneth Tobin,Campbell J. McRobbie
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1564
Release: 2011-12-14
ISBN: 1402090404
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second International Handbook of Science Education Book Excerpt:

The International Handbook of Science Education is a two volume edition pertaining to the most significant issues in science education. It is a follow-up to the first Handbook, published in 1998, which is seen as the most authoritative resource ever produced in science education. The chapters in this edition are reviews of research in science education and retain the strong international flavor of the project. It covers the diverse theories and methods that have been a foundation for science education and continue to characterize this field. Each section contains a lead chapter that provides an overview and synthesis of the field and related chapters that provide a narrower focus on research and current thinking on the key issues in that field. Leading researchers from around the world have participated as authors and consultants to produce a resource that is comprehensive, detailed and up to date. The chapters provide the most recent and advanced thinking in science education making the Handbook again the most authoritative resource in science education.

The Future in Learning Science What s in it for the Learner

The Future in Learning Science  What   s in it for the Learner
Author: Deborah Corrigan,Cathy Buntting,Justin Dillon,Alister Jones,Richard Gunstone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 3319165437
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future in Learning Science What s in it for the Learner Book Excerpt:

This volume considers the future of science learning - what is being learned and how it is being learned - in formal and informal contexts for science education. To do this, the book explores major contemporary shifts in the forms of science that could or should be learned in the next 20 years, what forms of learning of that science should occur, and how that learning happens, including from the perspective of learners. In particular, this volume addresses shifts in the forms of science that are researched and taught post-school – emerging sciences, new sciences that are new integrations, “futures science”, and increases in the complexity and multidisciplinarity of science, including a multidisciplinarity that embraces ways of knowing beyond science. A central aspect of this in terms of the future of learning science is the urgent need to engage students, including their non-cognitive, affective dimensions, both for an educated citizenry and for a productive response to the ubiquitous concerns about future demand for science-based professionals. Another central issue is the actual impact of ICT on science learning and teaching, including shifts in how students use mobile technology to learn science.

The Science Education of American Girls

The Science Education of American Girls
Author: Kim Tolley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1135339201
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science Education of American Girls Book Excerpt:

The Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the early nineteenth century, was regarded as a "girl's subject." As the form and content of pre-college science education developed, Tolley argues, direct competition between the sexes increased. Subsequently, the cultural construction of science as a male subject limited access and opportunity for girls.

Women s Experiences in Leadership in K 16 Science Education Communities Becoming and Being

Women   s Experiences in Leadership in K 16 Science Education Communities  Becoming and Being
Author: Katherine C. Wieseman,Molly Weinburgh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2009-06-18
ISBN: 9048122392
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Experiences in Leadership in K 16 Science Education Communities Becoming and Being Book Excerpt:

A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education. The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed. The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part. The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.

Handbook of Research on Science Education

Handbook of Research on Science Education
Author: Sandra K. Abell,Ken Appleton,Deborah L. Hanuscin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1344
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 1136781218
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Science Education Book Excerpt:

This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built. The contributors, all leading experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity that exists in the science education research community. As a whole, the Handbook of Research on Science Education demonstrates that science education is alive and well and illustrates its vitality. It is an essential resource for the entire science education community, including veteran and emerging researchers, university faculty, graduate students, practitioners in the schools, and science education professionals outside of universities. The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) endorses the Handbook of Research on Science Education as an important and valuable synthesis of the current knowledge in the field of science education by leading individuals in the field. For more information on NARST, please visit: http://www.narst.org/.

What are the Needs in Precollege Science Mathematics and Social Science Education

What are the Needs in Precollege Science  Mathematics  and Social Science Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What are the Needs in Precollege Science Mathematics and Social Science Education Book Excerpt:

Informal Mathematics and Science Education

Informal Mathematics and Science Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Experiential learning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informal Mathematics and Science Education Book Excerpt:

Review of Mathematics and Science Education Programs 1983

Review of Mathematics and Science Education Programs  1983
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Federal aid to education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of Mathematics and Science Education Programs 1983 Book Excerpt:

Going Back to Our Future II

Going Back to Our Future II
Author: Jon Pedersen,Kevin D. Finson,Barbara S. Spector
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 168123193X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Back to Our Future II Book Excerpt:

"Who were the pioneers in science education, and what motivated them to do what they did?" This book is the second volume of an attempt to capture and record some of the answers to these questions—either from the pioneers themselves or from those persons who worked most closely with them. As with the first volume, we have attempted to include as many pioneers as possible, but we know that there are still many that are not included in this or the previous volume. As we have posed questions, rummaged through files and oft?neglected books, and probed the memories of many individuals, we have come to realize our list of true pioneers is ever growing. As we consider our list of pioneers, we know that there are names on the list that most of us readily recognize. We also fully realize that there are names of whom few of us have heard—yet who were significant in their roles as mentors or idea development and teaching. We continue to be impressed with our science education “family tree” ever branching out to more individuals and connections. The stories in this volume continue to demonstrate how vital this network was in supporting the individual pioneers during their journey in difficult times and continues to be for those of us today in our own enterprise.

Multicultural Science Education

Multicultural Science Education
Author: Mary M. Atwater,Melody Russell,Malcolm B. Butler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 9400776519
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural Science Education Book Excerpt:

This book offers valuable guidance for science teacher educators looking for ways to facilitate preservice and inservice teachers’ pedagogy relative to teaching students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the science classroom. It also provides solutions that will better equip science teachers of underrepresented student populations with effective strategies that challenge the status quo, and foster classrooms environment that promotes equity and social justice for all of their science students. Multicultural Science Education illuminates historically persistent, yet unresolved issues in science teacher education from the perspectives of a remarkable group of science teacher educators and presents research that has been done to address these issues. It centers on research findings on underserved and underrepresented groups of students and presents frameworks, perspectives, and paradigms that have implications for transforming science teacher education. In addition, the chapters provide an analysis of the socio-cultural-political consequences in the ways in which science teacher education is theoretically conceptualized and operationalized in the United States. The book provides teacher educators with a framework for teaching through a lens of equity and social justice, one that may very well help teachers enhance the participation of students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas and help them realize their full potential in science. Moreover, science educators will find this book useful for professional development workshops and seminars for both novice and veteran science teachers. "Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice directly addresses the essential role that science teacher education plays for the future of an informed and STEM knowledgeable citizenry. The editors and authors review the beginnings of multicultural science education, and then highlight findings from studies on issues of equity, underrepresentation, cultural relevancy, English language learning, and social justice. The most significant part of this book is the move to the policy level—providing specific recommendations for policy development, implementation, assessment and analysis, with calls to action for all science teacher educators, and very significantly, all middle and high school science teachers and prospective teachers. By emphasizing the important role that multicultural science education has played in providing the knowledge base and understanding of exemplary science education, Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice gives the reader a scope and depth of the field, along with examples of strategies to use with middle and high school students. These classroom instructional strategies are based on sound science and research. Readers are shown the balance between research-based data driven models articulated with successful instructional design. Science teacher educators will find this volume of great value as they work with their pre-service and in-service teachers about how to address and infuse multicultural science education within their classrooms. For educators to be truly effective in their classrooms, they must examine every component of the learning and teaching process. Multicultural Science Education: Preparing Teachers for Equity and Social Justice provides not only the intellectual and research bases underlying multicultural studies in science education, but also the pragmatic side. All teachers and teacher educators can infuse these findings and recommendations into their classrooms in a dynamic way, and ultimately provide richer learning experiences for all students." Patricia Simmons, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA "This provocative collection of chapters is a presentation in gutsiness. Ingenious in construction and sequencing, this book will influence science teacher educators by introducing them to issues of equity and social justice directly related to women and people of color. The authors unflinchingly interrogate issues of equity which need to be addressed in science education courses. "This provocative collection of chapters is a presentation in gutsiness. Ingenious in construction and sequencing, this book will influence science teacher educators by introducing them to issues of equity and social justice directly related to women and people of color. The authors unflinchingly interrogate issues of equity which need to be addressed in science education courses. It begins with setting current cultural and equity issue within a historic frame. The first chapter sets the scene by moving the reader through 400 years in which African-American’s were ‘scientifically excluded from science’. This is followed by a careful review of the Jim Crow era, an analysis of equity issues of women and ends with an examination of sociocultural consciousness and culturally responsive teaching. Two chapters comprise the second section. Each chapter examines the role of the science teacher in providing a safe place by promoting equity and social justice in the classroom. The three chapters in the third section focus on secondary science teachers. Each addresses issues of preparation that provides new teachers with understanding of equity and provokes questions of good teaching. Section four enhances and expands the first section as the authors suggest cultural barriers the impact STEM engagement by marginalized groups. The last section, composed of three chapters, interrogates policy issues that influence the science classroom." Molly Weinburgh, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA

The Re Emergence of Values in Science Education

The Re Emergence of Values in Science Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9087901674
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education

Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education
Author: Catherine Milne,Kenneth Tobin,Donna DeGennaro
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN: 9400742401
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociocultural Studies and Implications for Science Education Book Excerpt:

The chapters included in this book address two major questions: what are some of the methodological and theoretical issues in sociocultural research in urban education and science education and what sort of questions do technological and virtual contexts raise for these types of research perspectives. The chapters build off Ken Tobin's personal history of sociocultural research in science education and as they do each chapter asks philosophical, sociological and/or methodological questions that inform our understanding of the challenges associated with conducting research in experiential and virtual contexts.