Cultural Studies of Science Education

Science Education for Diversity

Theory and Practice

Editors: Mansour, Nasser, Wegerif, Rupert (Eds.)

  • Reflects the latest theory on diversity issues in science including new dialogic approaches
  • Draws on the empirical experiences and research of the local experts from an extremely diverse cohort across the world
  • Deals with cultural issues in science education from different perspectives such as pedagogy, curricula, teacher education, learning, gender, religion,  and ICT
  • Includes pedagogical strategies of how to teach diverse learners
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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.

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From the reviews:

“The book focuses on cultural issues in science education. … The book also presents strategies for how to teach and deal with diverse groups in science classes. … The book is well written and easy to read (even for non-native speakers). … it will be of interest to researchers working in the field of diversity in science education, as well as for others.” (Silvija Markic, Education in Chemistry, July, 2014)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Dialogic Science Education for Diversity

    Wegerif, Rupert (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Expanding Notions of Scientific Literacy: A Reconceptualization of Aims of Science Education in the Knowledge Society

    Liu, Xiufeng

    Pages 23-39

  • Activity, Subjectification, and Personality: Science Education from a Diversity-of-Life Perspective

    Roth, Wolff-Michael

    Pages 41-64

  • Reflexivity and Diversity in Science Education Research in Europe: Towards Cultural Perspectives

    Eijck, Michiel

    Pages 65-76

  • Science Education for Diversity and Informal Learning

    Parker, Loran Carleton (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9910-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Education for Diversity
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Nasser Mansour
  • Rupert Wegerif
Series Title
Cultural Studies of Science Education
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4563-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4563-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4562-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9910-3
Series ISSN
1879-7229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 379
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