Culture and science education in the 21st century: Extending and making the cultural box more inclusive

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Heidi B. Carlone, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We are pleased to introduce the Special Issue, Culture and Science Education in the 21st Century. In the past 20 years, the concept of culture has become more prominent and relevant in science education. The culture of science, culture of school science, culture of science classrooms, and cultures of individual actors in the science educative process are among the many ways in which culture has been cast and examined in the science education literature. Many studies described culture and examined its role in the participation in and the teaching and learning of science but fewer studies comprehensively entertained culture as a structure and mechanism that can inform research and policies developed to address the numerous challenges in science education.

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Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50(1), 1-11
Language: English
Date: 2013
Education, Science Education, Culture, Teaching

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