Sample records for multicultural science education

  1. Multicultural Science Education

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    Mary M. Atwater

    2000-01-01

    There are many definitions of multicultural education. One of the most comprehensive definitions describes multicultural education as at least three things: an idea or concept, an educational reform movement, and a process. Multicultural education incorpo

  2. Multicultural Science Education and Curriculum Materials

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    Atwater, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

    This article describes multicultural science education and explains the purposes of multicultural science curricula. It also serves as an introductory article for the other multicultural science education activities in this special issue of "Science Activities".

  3. Family and Consumer Sciences Delivers Middle School Multicultural Education

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    Clauss, Barbara A.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about valuing individual and group differences and knowing how to interact effectively with a variety of people in school through multicultural education in a middle school family and consumer sciences setting. Here, she answers the questions: (1) Why multicultural education? (2) Why middle school? and (3) Why…

  4. Multiculturalism and Plurilingualism Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences /

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    Rowley, Clarence W.

    1 Module 6 Multiculturalism and Plurilingualism Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences / School of Translation and Interpretation Module Coordinator: Prof. Abdeljalil Akkari will specifically address the challenges of education in such contexts. COURSE MECHANICS: This course is divided

  5. A Sample Science Education Activity in Multicultural Environment

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    Onder, Ismail; Kaplan, Aysun Oztuna; Besoluk, Senol

    2011-01-01

    In this study, a sample activity developed in the workshops called "Science education in multicultural environment" of the program "Integrative teaching in multicultural environment" was presented. Workshops about varied subjects were carried out by participants representing four countries and participants developed teaching materials by getting…

  6. A Decade of Concern: A review of multicultural science education issues in the The Science Teacher

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    Catherine Matthews

    2005-03-01

    Multicultural science education has long been of interest to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). As a result, The Science Teacher has devoted one issue each publishing year to multicultural science education. This article examines the issue of multicultural science education as reflected in the published articles of The Science Teacher over the past decade. The goal of this review is to help teachers--especially new or preservice teachers and those who implement multicultural science education because of district mandates or changing classroom demographics--understand the importance of multicultural science education and to provide teachers with a list of resources they can refer to for additional information and activity ideas, which are aligned with the NSTA's revised position statement on multicultural science education.

  7. Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms

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    Malefu Christina Nthathakane

    2001-01-01

    This study investigated how Basotho high school biology students responded to a multicultural science education (MCSE) approach. Students' home language---Sesotho---and cultural experiences were integrated into the teaching of a unit on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse. The focus was on students whose cultural background is African and who are English second language users. The study was conducted in

  8. Multicultural education, pragmatism, and the goals of science teaching

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    El-Hani, Charbel Niño; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury

    2007-07-01

    In this paper, we offer an intermediate position in the multiculturalism/universalism debate, drawing upon Cobern and Loving's epistemological pluralism, pragmatist philosophies, Southerland's defense of instructional multicultural science education, and the conceptual profile model. An important element in this position is the proposal that understanding is the proper goal of science education. Our commitment to this proposal is explained in terms of a defense of an ethics of coexistence for dealing with cultural differences, according to which social argumentative processes—including those in science education—should be marked by dialogue and confrontation of arguments in the search of possible solutions, and an effort to (co-)live with differences if a negotiated solution is not reached. To understand the discourses at stake is, in our view, a key requirement for the coexistence of arguments and discourses, and the science classroom is the privileged space for promoting an understanding of the scientific discourse in particular. We argue for "inclusion" of students' culturally grounded ideas in science education, but in a sense that avoids curricular multicultural science education, and, thus, any attempt to broaden the definition of "science" so that ideas from other ways of knowing might be simply treated as science contents. Science teachers should always take in due account the diversity of students' worldviews, giving them room in argumentative processes in science classrooms, but should never lose from sight the necessity of stimulating students to understand scientific ideas. This view is grounded on a distinction between the goals of science education and the nature of science instruction, and demands a discussion about how learning is to take place in culturally sensitive science education, and about communicative approaches that might be more productive in science classrooms organized as we propose here. We employ the conceptual profile model to address both issues. We expect this paper can contribute to the elaboration of an instructional multicultural science education approach that eliminates the forced choice between the goals of promoting students' understanding of scientific ideas and of empowering students through education.

  9. An Examination of Black Science Teacher Educators' Experiences with Multicultural Education, Equity, and Social Justice

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    Atwater, Mary M.; Butler, Malcolm B.; Freeman, Tonjua B.; Carlton Parsons, Eileen R.

    2013-12-01

    Diversity, multicultural education, equity, and social justice are dominant themes in cultural studies (Hall in Cultural dialogues in cultural studies. Routledge, New York, pp 261-274, 1996; Wallace 1994). Zeichner (Studying teacher education: The report of the AERA panel on research and teacher education. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, pp 737-759, 2005) called for research studies of teacher educators because little research exists on teacher educators since the late 1980s. Thomson et al. (2001) identified essential elements needed in order for critical multiculturalism to be infused in teacher education programs. However, little is known about the commitment and experiences of science teacher educators infusing multicultural education, equity, and social justice into science teacher education programs. This paper examines twenty (20) Black science teacher educators' teaching experiences as a result of their Blackness and the inclusion of multicultural education, equity, and social justice in their teaching. This qualitative case study of 20 Black science teacher educators found that some of them have attempted and stopped due to student evaluations and the need to gain promotion and tenure. Other participants were able to integrate diversity, multicultural education, equity and social justice in their courses because their colleagues were supportive. Still others continue to struggle with this infusion without the support of their colleagues, and others have stopped The investigators suggest that if science teacher educators are going to prepare science teachers for the twenty first century, then teacher candidates must be challenged to grapple with racial, ethnic, cultural, instructional, and curricular issues and what that must mean to teach science to US students in rural, urban, and suburban school contexts.

  10. Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms

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    Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

    2001-12-01

    This study investigated how Basotho high school biology students responded to a multicultural science education (MCSE) approach. Students' home language---Sesotho---and cultural experiences were integrated into the teaching of a unit on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse. The focus was on students whose cultural background is African and who are English second language users. The study was conducted in three high school biology classrooms in Lesotho where the ATOD unit was taught using MCSE. A fourth biology classroom was observed for comparison purposes. In this classroom the regular biology teacher taught ATOD using typical instructional strategies. The study was framed by the general question: How does a multicultural science education approach affect Basotho high school biology students? More specifically: How does the use of Sesotho (or code-switching between Sesotho and English) and integration of Basotho students' cultural knowledge and experiences with respect to ATOD affect students' learning? In particular how does the approach affect students' participation and academic performance? A qualitative research method was used in this study. Data were drawn from a number of different sources and analyzed inductively. The data sources included field-notes, transcripts of ATOD lessons, research assistant lesson observation notes and interviews, regular biology teachers' interviews and notes from observing a few of their lessons, students' interviews and pre and posttest scripts, and other school documents that recorded students' performance throughout the year. Using the students' home language---Sesotho---was beneficial in that it enabled them to share ideas, communicate better and understand each other, the teacher and the material that was taught. Integrating students' cultural and everyday experiences was beneficial because it enabled students to anchor the new ATOD ideas in what was familiar and helped them find the relevance of the unit by connecting it with their socio-cultural and personal circumstances. But students had misgivings about the usefulness of their home language in preparing them for external COSC biology examinations. Students' classroom participation increased. Overall academic performance of students who experienced MCSE increased significantly. Performance on individual questions varied depending on whether they were related to cultural and everyday life experiences.

  11. Multicultural Nursing Education.

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    Sommer, Sheryl

    2001-01-01

    Multicultural nursing education should go beyond teaching respect for values and beliefs to integrate multiculturalism throughout the educational environment. Raising awareness, developing critical thinking, supporting diverse ways of learning, and using conflict creatively are some strategies that can be applied. (SK)

  12. Making Multicultural Education Personal

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    Lobb, Pamela M.

    2012-01-01

    In this article the author examines changes in students' self-awareness of multicultural topics during a multicultural education course. The course is a three-credit elective course offered in the university's school of education but taken by students across disciplines at a large, public research university in a mid-Atlantic state. Course…

  13. Charrette Proceedings: Multicultural Pathways to Ocean Sciences Education

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    COSEE SouthEast held a symposium to develop strategies to provide a more diverse ocean sciences workforce and ocean literate public. Symposium tasks were to identify researchers who work with underrepresented populations, identify educators who work with underrepresented populations, and identify appropriate resources for underrepresented populations.

  14. Multicultural Environmental Education

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    Martin, Kristen

    2007-01-01

    Multicultural environmental education (MEE) is "a new field of theory and practice for environmental education where content is influenced by and taught from multiple cultural perspectives. It is conscious of its own cultural perspectives and of the function that it has in the world and in the lives of diverse students and communities"…

  15. Multicultural Education Module.

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    Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.

    The purpose of this multicultural education module is to provide faculty, teachers, and administrators with a resource that will aid them in creating an environment that is amenable to diverse social and cultural groups within U.S. school systems. The guide identifies current resources for addressing issues with respect to cultural diversity and…

  16. Education for a Multicultural Society

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    Afolabi, Kolajo Paul, Ed.; Bocala, Candice, Ed.; DiAquoi, Raygine C., Ed.; Hayden, Julia M., Ed.; Liefshitz, Irene A., Ed.; Oh, Soojin Susan, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    In influential and often groundbreaking articles from the "Harvard Educational Review", the volume surveys multicultural education's founding arguments and principles, describes its subsequent evolution, and looks toward its future role and impact. Comprised of articles by leading proponents of multicultural education, the book explores a complex…

  17. [Multicultural Education and the Arts.

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    Marschalek, Douglas, Ed.

    1990-01-01

    This issue os Spectrum contains six articles devoted to the theme of helping teachers develop multicultural teaching methods by examining the relationship of art, culture, and art education. In "Multi-cultural Art: A Learning Process," Linda Kreft addresses the problem of cultural biases that children acquire over time. Patricia Stuhr in…

  18. Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education.

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    Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed.

    Multicultural education is a metadiscipline, a field of study designed to increase educational equity for all students. It incorporates concepts, principles, theories, and models from history, from the social and behavioral sciences, and from ethnic and women's studies in particular. This handbook assembles in one volume the major research and…

  19. Diversity and Equity in Science Education: Research, Policy, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series

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    Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.

    2010-01-01

    Two leading science educators provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-field analysis of current trends in the research, policy, and practice of science education. This book offers valuable insights into why gaps in science achievement among racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups persist, and points toward practical means of…

  20. Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.

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    Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

    This book of readings lays the foundation for the introduction of a broad multicultural perspective in education. "Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education" (J. S. Wurzel) outlines the multicultural process. Part 1, "Human Condition Themes," comprises the following sections: (1) "Ethnocentrism," including "Eating Christmas in the Kalahari" (R.…

  1. Fire Safety, Education, Multicultural Environments,

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    Standiford, Richard B.

    education throughout the United States (including both formal environmental education and informal community/Hispanic, and Native American), geographic region (East, West, Midwest), and for- mal or informal education. WithinFire Safety, Education, Multicultural Environments, and Land Stewardship in the Wildland

  2. Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.

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    Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

    This study compares the knowledge, attitudes, and current practices of physical education teachers in urban and rural areas, with regard to multicultural education. A mailed questionnaire was completed by 70 public school physical education teachers, 44 from rural Kansas and 26 from Detroit and Flint, Michigan. Of those responding to specific…

  3. Defining Science from Multicultural and Universal Perspectives: A Review of Research and Its Implications for Science Education in Africa

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    Ogunleye, Ayodele O.

    2009-01-01

    The current move toward "science for all" in all parts of the globe necessitates that consideration be given to how pupils move between their everyday life and the world of school science, how pupils deal with cognitive conflicts between those two worlds, and what this means for effective teaching of science. In recent times, multiculturalism's…

  4. Multiculturalism and Art Education: Myths, Misconceptions, Misdirections.

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    Delacruz, Elizabeth Manley

    1995-01-01

    Maintains that multicultural art education theory and practice have been the subjects of debate and curriculum change in the past decade. Discusses six myths about multiculturalism. Concludes that multicultural education is a reconceptualization of who people are and what kind of people they want to be. (CFR)

  5. Games for Multicultural Physical Education

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    Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.

    2012-01-01

    Students from diverse, multicultural families and backgrounds fill today's classrooms. Diversity encompasses ethnicity, gender, ability level, learning style, English language learners, socioeconomic status, and cultural values. Educators have a responsibility to offer inclusive curricula tailored to the needs of all students. Teaching…

  6. Multiculturalism: Implications for Outdoor and Conservation Educators.

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    Matthews, Bruce E.

    This paper addresses the role of multiculturalism in outdoor and conservation education. Multiculturalism promotes appreciation of diversity including differences originating from race, ethnicity, gender, and abilities, thereby developing tolerance and human understanding. Several trends make multiculturalism relevant to outdoor activities. By the…

  7. Understanding Multicultural Education: Equity for All Students

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    Rios, Francisco; Stanton, Christine Rogers

    2011-01-01

    Multicultural education has evolved over the last 25 years to become a promising, productive, and positive approach to education within an increasingly diverse schooling context. The academic discipline has developed models, robust definitions and goals, and specific pedagogical principles related to an education that is multicultural. Almost all…

  8. Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.

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    Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Lundell, Dana Britt, Ed.; Duranczyk, Irene M., Ed.

    This collection of papers is intended to help make connections between multicultural education and developmental education. The papers include an introduction by Jeanne L. Higbee and: "The Centrality of Multiculturalism in Developmental Education" (Karen L. Miksch, Patrick L. Bruch, Jeanne L. Higbee, Rashne R. Jehangir, and Data Britt Lundell);…

  9. Protecting the Right to Multicultural Education.

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    Dyer, Adair

    1991-01-01

    Argues that a child has a right to multicultural education when the child is a member of a minority community or when the child's mother and father are members of different cultural groups. Concludes that multicultural education as established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child should be developed further and elaborated in…

  10. Educating Students for Multicultural Community Practice

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    Lorraine Gutiérrez; Ann Rosegrant Alvarez

    2000-01-01

    This article explores the concept of multicultural community organizing and some of the issues and dilemmas involved in educating for this form of practice. It then outlines the development of a course on multicultural community organizing and describes experiences in teaching it; specific teaching strategies and methodologies, including exercises and assignments; and outcomes for students, educators, and communities. Social work

  11. Tolerance and Education in Multicultural Societies

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    Wiater, Werner, Ed.; Manschke, Doris, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This book examines the concepts of tolerance and education in multicultural societies. It focuses on different aspects of multiculturalism in these societies and considers possible conflicts and tensions as well as best-practice examples of co-existence among different cultural groups. Special emphasis is placed on educational issues and schools.…

  12. Multicultural Education. No 818.

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    Ekstrand, Lars Henric

    This reprint describes and discusses aspects of education in racially and ethnically pluralistic societies. The entry examines the ideologies, practices, and consequences of educating young people from heterogeneous cultural backgrounds. The issues of preserving national unity and promoting cultural diversity through education are discussed.…

  13. Dimensions of the Community College: International, Intercultural, and Multicultural Perspectives. Garland Studies in Higher Education, Volume 6. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 1075.

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner, Ed.; Tarrow, Norma, Ed.

    This two-part monograph provides a theoretical and practical analyses of intercultural and multicultural education programs. The first part describes inter- and multicultural educational programs in the United States and Canada and includes the following eight chapters: "International, Intercultural, and Multicultural Dimensions of Community…

  14. An Examination of Articles in Gifted Education and Multicultural Education Journals

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    Chamberlin, Scott A.

    2008-01-01

    An analysis of gifted education and multicultural education journals was performed to identify the number of multicultural education articles in gifted education journals and the number of gifted education articles in multicultural education journals. Journals reviewed were "Multicultural Education", "Multicultural Perspectives," "Urban…

  15. A Multicultural Perspective. Spotlight: Cosmic Education.

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    Renton, Alice M.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses how Montessori's Cosmic Education framework addresses issues of unity and diversity in a multicultural world view. Considers five key points of this approach that meet challenges of a multicultural world: the unity of all beings, the role of evolution in life, interdependence in nature, physical and spiritual needs of humans, and the…

  16. A Reexamination of Ontario's Science Curriculum: Toward a More Inclusive Multicultural Science Education?

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    Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hujaleh, Filsan; Lima-Kerckhoff, Ashley

    2014-01-01

    The rapid diversification of communities in Ontario has necessitated the provincial government to reevaluate public school curriculums and policies to make schools more inclusive and reflective of its diverse population. This article critically analyzes the content of the latest revised science curricula for Grades 1 to 10 and assesses the degree…

  17. Cancer Education Webinars for Multicultural Media

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    These webinars from NCI are intended to educate multicultural media professionals about the impact of cancer and other diseases on special populations, including African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

  18. Montana's Indian Education for All: Applying Multicultural Education Theory

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    Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Jetty, Mike; Munson, Michael; Veltkamp, Teresa

    2010-01-01

    Montana's constitutional commitment to the cultural heritages of American Indians exemplifies the practical application of multicultural education. In this article, the authors explore the goals and evolution of Indian Education for All within a multicultural education framework, and discuss how educators are best prepared to implement this…

  19. A Multicultural Response to Career Education.

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    Harris, Virgie Lee

    This study was undertaken to provide information on the perceptions of the ethnic minority group member participants of the National Multi-Cultural Institute Conference relative to career education. A Career Education Inventory was developed to gather the opinions of the 400 participants about career education. The group included members of…

  20. Multicultural Education: Using Penn State's Teacher Education Performance Framework to Help Education Students Develop a

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

    235 Multicultural Education: Using Penn State's Teacher Education Performance Framework to Help Education Students Develop a Multicultural Perspective Kashra Taliaferro, McNair Scholar, Pennsylvania State University Faculty Research Adviser Dr. Murry Nelson, Professor of Education Department Head of Curriculum

  1. An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice

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    DomNwachukwu, Chinaka Samuel

    2010-01-01

    This book provides a balance between the principles and practice of multicultural education in the K-12 classroom, presenting multicultural education as a learner-centered pedagogy. It projects foundational principles and practices that make multicultural education relevant and appealing, while eliminating ideas and practices that produce negative…

  2. Key Dimensions of a Multicultural Art Education Curriculum

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    Chin, Christina

    2013-01-01

    In an effort to encourage further integration of multicultural curricula, this article aims to detail several key dimensions of multicultural education, particularly as they apply to art education. Drawing on Banks's (1994b, 1995b, 1996e, 2004) dimensions for multicultural education, these dimensions include content integration, equity…

  3. Developmentally Responsive Multicultural Education for Young Adolescents.

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    Manning, M. Lee

    2000-01-01

    Discusses ways middle school educators can promote harmony among young adolescents and within the community by providing multicultural educational experiences that address three developmental characteristics: forming cultural identities; establishing close friendships with and positive opinions of others; and developing a sense of justice and…

  4. Unity in Diversity: Multicultural Education in Australia.

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    Falk, Barbara, Ed.; Harris, Joy, Ed.

    Papers presented at two institutes held in Australia to discuss multicultural education are presented. Topics discussed include demographic background of Australia, principles of Australian pluralism, problems and issues for teachers making decisions on curriculum, the educational experience of children of migrant origin, the objectives and…

  5. Multiculturalism in Secondary School Physical Education Textbooks

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    Hsu, Shan-Hui; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study focused on how textbook authors in secondary school physical education used multicultural education concepts, using Banks' (2006a) dimensions and Sleeter and Grant's (1999) approaches. Data collection methods included examination of textbooks' chapters, indexes, and references in five textbooks. Constant comparison method…

  6. The Adult Educator in Multicultural Australia.

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    Grassby, A. J.

    1978-01-01

    The Australian Commissioner for Community Relations describes and criticizes the Australian traditional ethnocentrism and xenophobia, pointing out that Australia is and always has been a multicultural society. He emphasizes the need for wide changes in education and notes the potential of lifelong and adult community education. (MF)

  7. Teaching science with a multicultural agenda: The challenges and conflicts for preservice teachers

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    Yang, Kimberley

    This dissertation examines the challenges and conflicts that preservice teachers have when teaching science with a multicultural agenda. This study is based on the experience of three preservice teachers who have participated in a one or two semester(s) volunteered commitment teaching science to pre-kindergarten students at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx of New York City. Findings derived from in-depth interviews, observations, lesson planning and debriefing sessions, journals, questionnaires and extracurricular interaction of the researcher and participants, indicate that preservice teachers were initially uncertain about the philosophy and actual practice of teaching science with a multicultural agenda. Their experience at the homeless shelter brings up issues of social class and family background as determinants of access and success in science education, multicultural science as exclusive from the accepted science canon, and the value of practicing science education with a multicultural agenda. The philosophical framework for teaching science from a multicultural framework is based on ideas that stem from feminist theories of valuing the lived social and educational experiences of children, and critical theory that examines the role of school and science as culture. The intention of multicultural science education is to create a science education that is inclusive for students regardless of cultural background. This includes students who have been traditionally marginalized from school science. In many instances, children from severe inner-city economically impoverished environments have been overlooked as science-able within school culture.

  8. Resources for Schools: Multicultural Education.

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    Adelaide Univ. (Australia).

    This non-exhaustive, partially annotated booklist of multicultural materials was compiled from library catalogs, reviews published for school libraries, publishers' and booksellers' catalogs, and a search of bookshops in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. It indicates what is currently available in Australia, and provides ideas for an initial school…

  9. Garden City: Multicultural Issues in Adult Education

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    Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J.

    2007-01-01

    To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…

  10. Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions

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    Pittman, Chavella T.

    2009-01-01

    Multicultural citizenship education courses worldwide show promise in their ability to influence attitudes and beliefs supportive of social justice. However, many of these courses assume behavior change results from these attitudes changes. Quantitative analyses of pretest and posttest questionnaire data compare the impact of these unique…

  11. A Paradigm for Examining Multicultural Education.

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    Young, Russell L.

    Scholars and practitioners in the field of multicultural education need a historical perspective on the role of cultural pluralism throughout U.S. history. This paper begins by tracing the role schools have played in socializing people to assimilate to an Anglo-Saxon society and discussing the rise of the ideals of cultural pluralism in U.S.…

  12. The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education

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    Banks, James A., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This volume is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive international description and analysis of multicultural education around the world. It is organized around "key concepts" and uses "case studies" from various nations in different parts of the world to exemplify and illustrate the concepts. Case studies are from…

  13. Multicultural Environmental Education--Making Connections.

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    Gaughan, Sharon

    1996-01-01

    Discusses Raptors Connecting Cultures (RCC), a multicultural environmental education program for Latino students. The RCC Program attempted to make connections between local ecology in eastern Pennsylvania and the students' home countries using the concept of migration as a link. Encourages the inclusion of contributions and connections from…

  14. Teaching Race, Class, and Cultural Issues in Earth Sciences To Enhance Multicultural Education Initiatives.

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    Padgett, David A.

    2001-01-01

    Reports that with proper preparation and pre-assessment of student expectations, geoscience courses can be effectively taught with supplementary materials reflecting minority group frames of reference. Indicates that inclusion of environmental justice oriented content may not effectively attract and retain students of color from non-science

  15. Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice

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    Au, Wayne, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural Education" moves beyond a simplistic…

  16. A Sound Education for All: Multicultural Issues in Music Education

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    Johnson, Jr., Bob L.

    2004-01-01

    Establishing the legitimacy of the arts within the larger school curriculum is a defining issue in arts education. Within the context of this perennial challenge, this article examines two multicultural issues in music education: equal music education opportunity and the idiomatic hegemony of the Western classical tradition. Discussions of the…

  17. Civic Multicultural Competence: Searching for Common Ground in Democratic Education

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    Tyrone C. Howard; Patricia Espiritu Halagao

    2007-01-01

    During the past several decades, multicultural education has become an integral part of the social studies as a means to authentically prepare students for living in an inclusive and democratic society. Topics traditionally omitted, such as race, ethnicity, culture, social class, and gender, are now included. Yet, while multicultural education has helped to bring such topics into the social studies

  18. Multiculturalism and Education for Citizenship in a Context of Neoliberalism

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    Sleeter, Christine E.

    2014-01-01

    Multicultural education usually arises from a concern that schools prepare young people for constructive public participation as citizens in a diverse society that is struggling with equity issues. Conventional multicultural education, which I will critique, tends to assume a liberal conception of citizenship that is based on individualism and a…

  19. Ethnic Diversity, National Unity and Multicultural Education in China

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    Hinton, Samuel

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review ethnic diversity, national unity and multicultural education in China with graduate students in a multicultural education course and pose some questions for discussion. China is a rapidly developing multiethnic country facing several challenges, including pollution, growing income inequality and low political…

  20. Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Practices and Challenges in Malaysia

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    Phoon, Hooi San; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Abdullah, Anna Christina

    2013-01-01

    Multicultural early childhood education is necessary in a culturally diverse country like Malaysia. Preschool teachers play an important role in implementing multicultural education in the classroom. This paper reports the findings of a self-report questionnaire involving 854 preschool teachers in Malaysia. The preschool teachers disclosed their…

  1. Reinventing Aspects of Multicultural Education under the Shadow of Globalisation

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2011-01-01

    Drawing insights from the imaginary journey of an international education student, this essay aims to sensitise multicultural educators to attend to three dimensions that could be considered critical for the reinvention of aspects of the field under the pressures of globalisation. These dimensions include: (1) the promotion of multicultural

  2. Multiculturalism and Moral Education: Individual Positioning, Dialogue and Cultural Practice

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    Stables, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    Multicultural education can be seen as generally premised on two assumptions. The first is often made explicit: that children should learn not to discriminate unfairly on grounds of ethnicity or culture. To this degree, multiculturalism is clearly morally educative, encouraging children to see others in terms of their common humanity rather than…

  3. Teaching Science in Culturally Diverse Classrooms: The Relevance of Multicultural Coursework on Novice Teachers' Instructional Choice

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    Cunha, Thais B. P. da

    2011-01-01

    Science education reform in the United States has been slow to reduce the troubling science achievement gap between students from mainstream and non-mainstream backgrounds. Recent data suggest the gap persists in spite of improved attention to the multicultural education of teachers, and in spite of recent, more culturally inclusive and responsive…

  4. Strategic Planning for Multicultural Education.

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    Rinehart, James S.

    School restructuring is a major concern of administrators. Because of America's pluralistic society, restructured schools should develop equal educational opportunity for all and an appreciation for diversity. Strategic planning is one process used in school restructuring. School restructuring has had different goals throughout educational

  5. Commentary on a framework for multicultural education

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    Hammerich, Karin F.

    2014-01-01

    Today’s changing demographics require that multicultural factors be considered in the delivery of quality patient-centred health care in chiropractic. Yet minimal training in cultural competency in chiropractic education leaves graduates ill-equipped to treat a diverse population. This commentary examines cultural competency training in current literature, demonstrates frameworks for curriculum integration, and suggests how cultural competency might be included in a chiropractic college curriculum. A database search yielded little evidence that cultural competency is integrated into curricula of chiropractic schools. Some journal articles note that promoting multicultural education and cultural sensitivity is an important goal. However, they provide no mechanisms as to how this can be achieved within training programs. Thus, although an undeniable need exists for all healthcare practitioners to develop cultural competency in the face of an increasingly diverse population, cultural competency education has not kept pace. Chiropractic schools must review their curricula to develop the cultural competencies of their graduates and a basic framework is suggested. PMID:25202156

  6. Multicultural Chemistry and the Nature of Science: But What about Knowledge?

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    Tan, Michael

    2012-01-01

    In response to Goff, Boesdorfer, and Hunter's article on the use of a multicultural approach to teaching chemistry and the nature of science, I forward this critical reflective essay to discuss more general curriculum aspects of the relationship between the nature of science and science education in school contexts. Taking a social realist…

  7. Sex Education in Multicultural Norway

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    Bartz, Tiffany

    2007-01-01

    Scandinavia has long been admired by American liberals and sex education advocates who cite comparable rates of adolescent sexuality, yet lower rates of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion in Scandinavia. The United States has, however, two variables with which Scandinavia in general, and Norway in particular, has not…

  8. Muslim Education and Its (In)commensurability with Multiculturalism: Some Thoughts on the Imaginative Madrassah

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    Waghid, Yusef; Davids, Nuraan

    2014-01-01

    Muslim education is not incommensurate with multiculturalism and, hence, does not pose a threat to multiculturalism at all. If Muslim education were to be perceived as a risk to multiculturalism then either such a form of education is not conceived appropriately or the claims of multiculturalism are false. Instead, the authors argue that Muslim…

  9. Using Film as a Multicultural Awareness Tool in Teacher Education

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    Audrey Smith Rorrer; Susan Furr

    2009-01-01

    Multicultural awareness education is an important first step in preparing future teachers to become effective instructors of diverse classrooms. Whereas there are a variety of ways to develop multicultural awareness, we have found film to be an effective and exciting teaching tool. We applied film as a means of facilitating in-depth reflection and discussion on cultural issues in the freshman

  10. Using Film as a Multicultural Awareness Tool in Teacher Education

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    Rorrer, Audrey Smith; Furr, Susan

    2009-01-01

    Multicultural awareness education is an important first step in preparing future teachers to become effective instructors of diverse classrooms. Whereas there are a variety of ways to develop multicultural awareness, we have found film to be an effective and exciting teaching tool. We applied film as a means of facilitating in-depth reflection and…

  11. Dr. Geneva Gay: Multicultural Education for All Disciplines

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    Atwater, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

    This feature is an interview of Professor Geneva Gay, a leader and expert in multicultural education, especially multicultural curriculum. She graciously consented to a telephone interview, which was recorded. The interview was then transcribed by a professional; this feature is the result of that interview.

  12. Multicultural Education: The Understandings of Preschool Teachers in Singapore

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    Berthelsen, Donna; Karuppiah, Nirmala

    2011-01-01

    For multicultural education to be effective, it must be introduced in the early years and reinforced throughout the school years. It is important for teachers of young children to be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to promote multiculturalism in their classrooms. This paper reports on a survey involving…

  13. Survey of CSD Multicultural Program Implementation Data Summary, 1994-95. Office of Multicultural Education Program Evaluation.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.

    During the 1994-95 school year, the Community School Districts (CSDs) of the New York City school system submitted plans for multicultural education to the New York City Board of Education through its Office of Multicultural Education. The Board's Office of Educational Research surveyed the CSDs about the success of the programs. Participants were…

  14. Multicultural chemistry and the nature of science: but what about knowledge?

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    Tan, Michael

    2012-09-01

    In response to Goff, Boesdorfer, and Hunter's article on the use of a multicultural approach to teaching chemistry and the nature of science, I forward this critical reflective essay to discuss more general curriculum aspects of the relationship between the nature of science and science education in school contexts. Taking a social realist perspective, I argue for a more nuanced understanding of the role of epistemology and ontology in science classrooms, and for a reconsideration of the role of knowledge in science classrooms.

  15. Multicultural Education for Learners with Exceptionalities. Advances in Special Education Series, Volume 12.

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    Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Schwenn, John O., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

    This volume contains a collection of chapters written by individuals in the fields of general and special education on multicultural education and students with exceptionalities. Chapters include: (1) "Multicultural Education: Powerful Tool for Educating Learners with Exceptionalities" (Festus E. Obiakor); (2) "Educating the African-American…

  16. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Volume 4.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.

    The 21 essays of this book discuss strategies for implementing multicultural education at the higher education level, especially in Illinois. Following a statement on multicultural education by former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and an introduction by the text's editors (J. Q. Adams and Janice R. Welsch), the papers are: "Multicultural Education:…

  17. Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.

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    White, Hazel L.

    This paper was written to provide nurse educators with strategies for implementing multicultural concepts into their nursing programs. Administrators are urged to design their total educational process and educational content to reflect a commitment to cultural pluralism, in which traits of nonmainstream cultures are treated as differences rather…

  18. Cultural Competencies: Essential Elements of Caring-Centered Multicultural Education

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    Valerie Ooka Pang; Rachel Stein; Mariana Gomez; Amanda Matas; Yuji Shimogori

    2011-01-01

    Caring-centered multicultural education is a framework in the field of education with the major goal of providing all students with equitable education and to address the achievement gap between mainstream and culturally diverse students. Within this orientation, culture is seen as a core component of effective teaching. Therefore, cultural competencies must be foundational in teacher preparation and professional development. Cultural

  19. Multicultural And International Education: Never The Twain Shall Meet?

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    Hill, Ian

    2007-05-01

    The paper commences with an attempt to define multicultural education (also referred to as intercultural education) with reference to its historical development and current uses of the term. The rise of international schools is then addressed as a necessary preamble to a definition of international education from an historical perspective; a comparison with multicultural education sharpens the definition. The author goes on to propose that intercultural understanding is a principal, common objective of multicultural and international education and should serve to bring together scholars and practitioners in both fields whereas the literature and practice shows them, by and large, operating independently with little reference, one to the other. Greater collaboration can only be of mutual benefit in achieving common objectives and improving practice. The paper concludes with some suggestions for collaborative research across both fields.

  20. In Context: Multicultural Education in Korea--Lessons for American Educators

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    Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee

    2011-01-01

    Today's global community encompasses interconnectivity between societies, where a development in one country affects and informs something similar in other countries. Multicultural education is not exempt from this pattern. Multicultural education was first started by concerned activists and educators in the United States as a way to secure social…

  1. Multicultural Education: What Do We Need To Know To Better Meet Our Students' Needs?

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    Dev, Poonam C.

    This review of the literature on multicultural education is intended to help teachers to better meet the needs of students with learning disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds. Introductory information defines multicultural education and explains the literature search procedure. A rationale for multicultural education is offered, followed…

  2. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Volume 3.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.

    This book provides pragmatic ideas and analyses from contributors with multicultural backgrounds and educational experiences, on how to implement multicultural education in college and university courses of study; and presents strategies for transforming both the curricula and the training of effective multicultural educators. Section 1 offer…

  3. The Multiple Meanings of Multicultural Teacher Education: A Conceptual Framework

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    Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

    2003-01-01

    Despite the fact that most teacher education programs report that they have thoroughly incorporated diversity perspectives and multicultural content into the curriculum, external examinations often prove to the contrary. Likewise, synthesizers of the research on teacher education have consistently concluded that despite more than two decades of…

  4. Reinvigorating Multicultural Education through Youth Participatory Action Research

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    Irizarry, Jason G.

    2009-01-01

    This article explores youth participatory action research as a promising instructional practice with the potential to reverse the depoliticizing and "softening" of multicultural education. It demonstrates how, with its explicit commitment to action, youth participatory action research can help to improve the educational experiences and outcomes…

  5. American Chunky Blue Cheese Salad: A Look at Multicultural Education.

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    Sabieh, Christine

    This paper asserts that the realities of the U.S. system of education as it stands today depict the very essence of the nation's democracy in a pluralistic setting. The paper describes how the United States has addressed a multiethnic population by creating multicultural education. As an ideology, the U.S. system supports globalization yet…

  6. Multicultural teacher education for the 21st century

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    Geneva Gay; Tyrone C. Howard

    2000-01-01

    This article explains several reasons why multicultural preservice teacher education is important and suggests some ways it can be better accomplished. The authors make a strong case for teacher education programs to be more deliberate about preparing European Americans to teach ethnically diverse students of color. They argue that this explicit professional preparation is needed because of the increasing racial,

  7. Bringing Multiculturalism to Vocational Education. Monograph. Volume 8, Number 1.

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    Fear-Fenn, Marcia

    As the work force becomes increasingly culturally diverse, vocational educators must concentrate more on multiculturalism in order to prepare students for the world of work and to help them meet employers' needs. Negative stereotypes held by various culturally diverse groups influence their decision not to enroll in vocational education courses.…

  8. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition

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    Banks, James A.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee

    2006-01-01

    Today's classrooms are more diverse than ever before. In order to reach these students, educators must be aware of the issues facing their various cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups. Focusing on the pertinent issues in multicultural education, this new edition raises these critical issues and facilitates meaningful discussion. It has…

  9. Hierarchical School Bureaucracy and the Challenge of Multicultural Education.

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    Burmeister, Klaus H.

    Educational bureaucracies are inherently resistant to change. However, the emerging pluralistic philosophy in Canada requires innovation and creativity. Public demands for the integration of multiculturalism into the educational mainstream conflict with the bureaucratic resistance to change and result in a disequilibrium which in turn causes still…

  10. "Clubcasting": Educational Uses of Podcasting in Multicultural Settings

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    Beilke, Jayne R.; Stuve, Matthew J.; Williams-Hawkins, Maria A.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This article aims to provide a case study example of the uses of podcasting in a multicultural educational setting. Design/methodology/approach: Pre-service undergraduate teaching majors collaborated with graduate students enrolled in an educational technology course and clients of a community agency service minority, low-income youth to…

  11. Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States

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    Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

    2007-01-01

    "Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States" uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and inclusion of…

  12. Culturally Responsive Teaching. Second Edition. Multicultural Education Series

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    Gay, Geneva

    2010-01-01

    The achievement of students of color continues to be disproportionately low at all levels of education. More than ever, Geneva Gay's foundational book on culturally responsive teaching is essential reading in addressing the needs of today's diverse student population. Combining insights from multicultural education theory and research with…

  13. Multicultural & Global/International Education: Guidelines for Programs in Teacher Education.

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    McFadden, John; And Others

    Multicultural education strives to value and respect the uniqueness of persons within a common human community. It expresses the democratic ideals of equality, of unity within diversity, and of justice for all, free of any racial, gender, or social class discrimination. This six-part document explores multicultural and international education in…

  14. Multicultural Education and the Rights to Education of Migrant Children in South Korea

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    Kang, Soon-Won

    2010-01-01

    This study reviews the current state of multicultural education for migrant children in South Korea and calls for a critical reorientation of multicultural education for all. Racism was deepened during the colonial period in Korea, and continues to this day. Thus I argue that the ambivalent, dualistic ethnic prejudice distorted by colonialism can…

  15. Less Talk, More Action for Multicultural Science.

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    Weld, Jeffrey

    The numbers indicate that science teachers are not reaching ethnic minority students as effectively as they could. The research literature is rife with recommendations for remediation. But many of these cures do more to sustain a style of science education that perpetuates cultural bias than they do to help all students achieve. Multiculturalists…

  16. Senior science teachers' experience of teaching in a changing multicultural classroom: A case study

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    Ryan, Mark

    Demographic changes within the US are bringing significant changes in the cultural make-up of the classrooms in our schools. Results from national and state assessments indicate a growing achievement gap between the science scores of white students and students from minority communities. This gap indicates a disconnect somewhere in the science classrooms. This study examines the teacher's perspective of the changing learning environment. The study focuses on senior teachers with traditional Midwestern backgrounds and little multicultural experience assuming these teachers had little or no education in multicultural education. Senior teachers are also more likely to have completed their science education within a traditional Universalist perspective of science and likewise have little or no education in multicultural science. The research method was comparative case studies of a purposeful sample of nine science teachers within a community experiencing significant demographic change, seven core senior teachers and two frame of reference teachers. The interviews examined the teachers' awareness of their own cultural beliefs and the impact of those beliefs on classroom practices, the teachers' understanding of cultural influences on the students' academic performance, and the relationships between the teachers' understanding of the cultural aspects of the nature of science and their classroom practices. Analysis of the interview data revealed that the teachers maintain a strong, traditional Midwestern worldview for classroom expectations and they are generally unaware of the impact of those standards on the classroom environment. The teachers were supportive of minority students within their classroom, changing several practices to accommodate student needs, but they were unaware of the broader cultural influences on student learning. The teachers had a poor understanding of the nature of science and none of them recognized a cultural element of NOS. They maintained a Universalist perspective of science with a strong commitment to the philosophy of scientism which left no room for a multicultural view of science. These results have implications for the broad science community with respect to the philosophy and nature of science. There are also implications in pre- and in-service teacher education and professional development aimed at raising cultural awareness of science teachers and providing a broader understanding of NOS. The problems raised by this research appear to be systemic requiring a commitment beyond the level of the individual teacher to implement a multicultural education that matches the composition of our classrooms.

  17. Directions and Mis-Directions in Multicultural Education: An Analysis of Session Offerings at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education

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    Amosa, Wendy; Gorski, Paul C.

    2008-01-01

    Founded in 1990, the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is the largest U.S.-based professional organization advocating for multicultural education. NAME, like many other organizations interested in progressive social or educational reform, faces a series of challenges in its attempts to maintain its social justice thrust, such…

  18. Report on Multicultural Education in "Pesantren"

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    Raihani

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to report a single case study of how an Islamic boarding school ("pesantren") in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, prepared students for a multicultural Indonesia. Despite negative portrayal by the Western media about increasing Islamic radicalism in some "pesantren", many "pesantren" are in fact transforming into modern Islamic…

  19. Report on multicultural education in pesantren

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    Raihani

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to report a single case study of how an Islamic boarding school (pesantren) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, prepared students for a multicultural Indonesia. Despite negative portrayal by the Western media about increasing Islamic radicalism in some pesantren, many pesantren are in fact transforming into modern Islamic institutions, incorporating the teaching of democratic values and practices, endorsing civil society

  20. Critical, Multicultural Education for Remembering and Reconciliation: A Discussion of an Interdisciplinary Social Science Course for International Students in Finland

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    Clarke, Kris

    2005-01-01

    In the autumn of 2004, an interdisciplinary social science course entitled "Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiveness: Justice and Reconciliation from the National to the International" was offered to undergraduate students at the University of Tampere, Finland. The course had 49 students from 10 different countries on three continents. A large…

  1. Questioning The Aloha in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course

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    Patricia Espiritu Halagao

    2006-01-01

    Hawaii is often perceived as the “Land of Aloha”, a racial paradise where everyone gets along. But do we? The author explores Hawaii's distinct cultural dynamics with pre-service teachers in a multicultural education course that problematised race and ethnicity. Using an inquiry approach and culturally relevant activities, the class examined the social inequity that exists between privileged “non-minorities” like Japanese,

  2. Educating Children for Communication in a Multicultural Society.

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    Klopf, Donald W.

    The key to educating children for communication in a multicultural society is to show them the components of intercultural communication and to make them aware of the characteristics that distinguish one culture from another. The major components of intercultural communication can be divided into three categories: the determiners of behavior, the…

  3. The Great Speckled Bird: Multicultural Politics and Education Policymaking.

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    Cornbleth, Catherine; Waugh, Dexter

    Focusing on the states of California and New York, this book highlights the political aspects of educational policy, the configurations of power and how they play out with respect to history-social studies curriculum policy. The volume examines the politics of multicultural curriculum policymaking in these two states within the context of the…

  4. Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism

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    Lovern, Lavonna Lea

    2012-01-01

    The following paper is a critical examination involving the misuse of sacred cultural tools and practices in the name of multicultural education. Native American practices are identified to illustrate how such inappropriate usages promote pedagogical racism. The misuse continues the hegemonic distribution of social capital. Through the…

  5. Music Education, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism--Can We Talk?

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    This paper is a beginning attempt to "decolonize" one's understanding of multiculturalism in music education. The author first considers the ways race is embedded as coded language in discourse, and the ways one's use of coded language hinders one's ability to talk about race directly. In this regard, the author addresses the silence that…

  6. Integrating Multicultural Education: Activities to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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    Bian, Wei; Wang, Jianyu; McKinley, Betsy

    2009-01-01

    Holiday and festival celebrations are a unique form of cultural expression. Physical activities associated with cultural traditions offer the perfect opportunity for physical educators to integrate interdisciplinary teaching in their programs. This article focuses on the application of a multicultural perspective by introducing 12 station tasks…

  7. Autobiographical Interrogations of Multicultural Education: Complicating Conversations in Curriculum Studies

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    Moon, Seungho

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation study explores how dominant discourses in multicultural education can be informed by perspectives in poststructuralist theories and curriculum studies, and vice versa. This inquiry explores possibilities of conducting identity research that go beyond unitary ways of understanding cultural sameness/difference. A major focus in…

  8. Cognitive Assessment in Education in a Multicultural Society

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    Michelle Helms-Lorenz

    1995-01-01

    The question is raised whether instruments used for cognitive assessment in educational settings such as school achievement tests and intelligence tests are adequate for a multicultural society. Empirical studies often show that migrant pupils score consistently lower on these tests than native pupils. Various factors are discussed that can challenge the equivalence (and hence, the comparability) of the test scores

  9. Questioning the "Aloha" in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course

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    Halagao, Patricia Espiritu

    2006-01-01

    Hawaii is often perceived as the "Land of "Aloha," a racial paradise where everyone gets along. But do we? The author explores Hawaii's distinct cultural dynamics with pre-service teachers in a multicultural education course that problematised race and ethnicity. Using an inquiry approach and culturally relevant activities, the class examined the…

  10. Why Religious Education Matters: The Role of Islam in Multicultural Education

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    Moore, James R.

    2009-01-01

    Islam has become an increasingly important topic in American society and education. This article will explore the rationale for teaching about religion in public schools, the role of Islam and Muslims in a multicultural society, and discuss numerous ways in which Islam can be incorporated into multicultural secondary school curricula.

  11. Places to Go: Challenges to Multicultural Art Education in a Global Economy

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    Desai, Dipti

    2005-01-01

    This article examines the relationship between globalization and postmodern multicultural art education. The questions that drive my investigation are: What is the role of postmodern multiculturalism in this current phase of globalization and what challenges does globalization pose for multiculturalism? I explore the shifts in the field of art…

  12. Science Education in a Multiscience Perspective.

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    Ogawa, Masakata

    1995-01-01

    Argues that a multiscience perspective on science education affords richer implications for reflection and practice than does multiculturalism. Recognizes the existence of various types of science at play in all science classrooms, especially personal science, indigenous science, and Western modern science. Discusses implications for curriculum…

  13. Challenges for Multicultural Education: Sociolinguistic Parallels Between African American English and Haitian Creole.

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    Zephir, Flore

    1999-01-01

    Focuses on the issue of Black native languages in the educational system in the context of curricular reforms emanating from the multicultural education movement. Examines how multicultural education has dealt with the needs and concerns of African Americans and Haitians. Looks at well-publicized African American and Haitian educational events in…

  14. Complicity with Conservatism: The De-Politicizing of Multicultural and Intercultural Education

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2006-01-01

    Although multicultural education, a field dedicated to promoting equity and justice in education, continues to be the target of conservative critics, its contemporary crisis brews from within. The greatest danger to the movement toward equity and social justice that underlies multicultural education in the US comes from educators who ostensibly…

  15. Prejudice Reduction through Shared Adventure: A Qualitative Outcome Assessment of a Multicultural Education Class

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    Wright, Alan N.; Tolan, Jan

    2009-01-01

    This study is a qualitative analysis of student learning outcomes from an experiential multicultural education class at a public university. The class brought together students from diverse backgrounds and used adventure education methods to achieve multicultural education goals. The class combined adventure-based experiences from ropes courses or…

  16. Finding New Words: How I Use Critical Literacy in My Multicultural Teacher Education Classroom

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    Bruna, Katherine Richardson

    2007-01-01

    For 10 years the author has been researching and teaching in multicultural teacher education classrooms and she has come to the conclusion that educators need to help white students find new words to talk about their whiteness. In her experience, white students too often sit in multicultural teacher education classrooms feeling as if the whole…

  17. Toward a More Inclusive Multicultural Education: Methods for Including LGBT Themes in K-12 Classrooms

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    Flores, Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    Although multicultural education scholars and the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) have encouraged the implementation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes in the classroom (NAME, 2005), many classroom educators look the other way because of fear, retaliation, or personal discomfort. The following article will…

  18. Multiculturalism and Athletic Training Education: Implications for Educational and Professional Progress

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    2003-01-01

    Objective: To introduce athletic training educators and practicing professionals to the pedagogic concept and professional benefits that multicultural education, awareness, and training might provide if implemented in athletic training education. Data Sources: I reviewed textbook chapters and articles used in the course of my doctoral studies and searched the archives of Diversity Digest and Academic Medicine for the years 1998 to 2002 with the key words multiculturalism, diversity, cultural competence, education, and learning. I obtained additional information by cross-referencing pertinent articles. Data Synthesis: I present a rational argument for the inclusion of a critical pedagogy into the field of athletic training education. I outline the infrastructure in the professional field of athletic training, review some of the literature on critical multicultural theory and pedagogy, and examine some of the potential cognitive and intellectual implications of diversity and multicultural education. Conclusions/Recommendations: Future work in this area should focus on various and creative strategies for implementing a multicultural agenda in athletic training curricula and on the analysis of the associated benefits and outcomes of such educational strategies. PMID:16558679

  19. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches

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    Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

    2013-01-01

    Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the…

  20. Religious Education for the Disenfranchised: Fusing Multicultural Strategies into Catholic High School Religion Classes.

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    Kremer, Mary

    Although multicultural education is misunderstood by many and feared by some, it has been embraced by educators throughout the world as a necessary approach to preparing the next generation for the complexities of the 21st century. A study explored the work of three Catholic secondary religion teachers, who use multicultural strategies in their…

  1. Teaching with Cultural Intelligence: Developing Multiculturally Educated and Globally Engaged Citizens

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    Goh, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Globalization and the increasingly multicultural characteristic of many countries and societies have placed an acute spotlight on whether nations are able to develop citizens who are multiculturally educated and globally engaged. While the character and citizenship education literature in Asia and the Pacific often mentions intercultural…

  2. National Ethos, Multicultural Education, and the New History Textbooks in Israel

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    Al-Haj, Majid

    2005-01-01

    The role of the school curriculum in multicultural societies is a central issue in the sociology of education. One of the main debates has to do with the relationship between education for multiculturalism and the use of curriculum for shaping the collective memory and strengthening the national ethos. This article deals with the state of…

  3. Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation: The New Empathy and Social Justice

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    Dolby, Nadine

    2012-01-01

    "Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation" builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today's college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields--neuroscience and animal studies--Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying…

  4. Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society: The Case of South Korea

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    Choi, Jungsoon

    2010-01-01

    South Korean society is in transition toward a multicultural society. Integrating multicultural education into current citizenship education is challenging for the society. Historically, many national tragedies have created the unique characteristics of what being Korean means. South Korean social studies curriculum emphasized that Korea is a…

  5. Multicultural Teacher Education: Examining the Perceptions, Practices, and Coherence in One Teacher Preparation Program

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    Assaf, Lori Czop; Garza, Ruben; Battle, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    With the nation's shifting ethnic and cultural texture, multicultural education has become imperative in the 21st century. Even though most teacher education programs report that they have thoroughly incorporated diversity perspectives and multicultural content into the curriculum, external examinations often prove the contrary. The purpose of…

  6. Multicultural Education Policy in the United States: A Social Foundations Analysis.

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    Washburn, David E.

    This paper presents a reconceptualization of multicultural education for the 21st century through a critical analysis of the current status of multicultural education. Based on Milton M. Gordon's theory of racial and ethnic group relations and assimilation, the paper identifies three ideological systems for viewing…

  7. Aporias, Responsibility, and the Im/possibility of Teaching Multicultural Education

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    Wang, Hongyu

    2005-01-01

    Drawing upon Jacques Derrida's notions of aporia and responsibility, this essay discusses the dilemmas of multicultural education and the pedagogical responsibility of multicultural educators. Derrida emphasizes that there is no responsibility without experiencing aporia as the possibility of the impossible. To promote personal transformation and…

  8. Investigation of Multicultural Education Courses: The Case of Georgia State University

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    Basbay, Alper

    2014-01-01

    Multicultural education includes the design of learning environments according to different cultural characteristics and learners' respectful attitudes towards these characteristics. One of the teachers' expected competencies in multicultural education is recognizing learners' cultural characteristics and being respectful of these…

  9. Learning to Love the Questions: Spirituality and the Practice of a Multicultural Teacher Educator

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    Bruna, Katherine Richardson

    2010-01-01

    In the field of multicultural teacher education, some scholars, notably women, have shared classroom experiences which reveal that the definition of appropriate boundaries in teacher-student relationships can become blurry; that is, the wielding of teacher authority in multicultural education, a field committed to examining and dismantling…

  10. The History and Development of Multicultural Music Education as Evidenced in the "Music Educators Journal," 1967-1992.

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    Volk, Terese M.

    1993-01-01

    Reports on a review of multicultural content of the "Music Educators Journal" in the years 1967-1992. Finds that the number of articles, special issues, and book reviews on multicultural music education increased significantly during the 1970s. Asserts that heightened interest in instructional methods and teacher education followed in the 1980s.…

  11. Inner-City Schools, Multiculturalism, and Teacher Education. A Professional Journey. Critical Education Practice, Volume 8. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 916.

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    Yeo, Frederick L.

    This book addresses experientially and theoretically the nature of contemporary urban education, in terms of teaching and in the contexts of U.S. culture and teacher education. Much of it is derived from classroom experience as an inner-city classroom teacher. Chapter 1, "Connecting Inner Cities and Urban Schools: Racism's 'Slippery Slope,'"…

  12. Multicultural Education--Good for Business but Not for the State? The IB Curriculum and Global Capitalism

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    Resnik, Julia

    2009-01-01

    In the 1970s and the 1980s, multicultural education spread in many countries. However, in the mid-1980s the golden age of multiculturalism came to an end. Neo-conservative political forces attacked multicultural policies and progressively a neo-liberal discourse pervaded economic and social policies, also affecting national education systems. In…

  13. Hispanics and Higher Education: Multicultural Myopia.

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    Erlach, David

    2000-01-01

    Hispanic Americans are underrepresented in higher education and in business faculty. Their career development is often hindered by discrimination and they are often channeled into two-year colleges where attrition is higher. (SK)

  14. The Concept of Culture in Multicultural Education: Views of Teacher Educators in the USA.

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    Pickert, Sarah; Chock, Phyllis Pease

    This study is a qualitative analysis and critique of the way culture is conceptualized in a collection of teacher educators' stories of their personal experiences with cultural differences and their characterizations of multicultural education. The interpretive practices revealed in their writings suggest that they hold the concept of culture that…

  15. Asynchronous Discussions in Online Multicultural Education

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    Licona, Miguel M.; Gurung, Binod

    2011-01-01

    With the proliferation of technological innovations, especially information and communication technologies, there is a rapidly increasing trend for universities to offer online courses (Tallent-Runnels, Thomas, Lan, Cooper, Ahern, Shaw, & Liu, 2006). Rationalized within the premises of cost and time efficiency, online education promises a new mode…

  16. The Philosophy and Politics of Multicultural Education and Anti-Racist Education: An Analysis of Current Literature.

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    Vincent, Nelson C.

    Multicultural education emerged as a curriculum and pedagogical movement in the late 1960s but it has yet to be clearly understood. Several distinct approaches to multicultural education constitute a range of curricular, pedagogical, and social justice perspectives each with significantly different political, social, and economic goals. A healthy…

  17. Doing "Diversity" at Dynamic High: Problems and Possibilities of Multicultural Education in Practice

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    Ngo, Bic

    2010-01-01

    In this article, I examine how students, teachers and staff understood and addressed cultural difference at an urban, public high school in the United States. My research reveals that the school's multicultural practices contradictorily sustained and exacerbated problems and made teachers resistant to multicultural education. Simultaneously, my…

  18. Multicultural Education in the United States and Canada: The Importance of National Policies

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    Reva Joshee; Lauri Johnson

    Education is a state responsibility in the United States and a provincial responsibility in Canada; nonetheless, the federal\\u000a governments in both countries have had a significant influence on multicultural education policy. In the U.S. this has been\\u000a accomplished primarily through civil rights policies and federal education policies. In Canada, the work has been done through\\u000a multiculturalism and other related policies,

  19. Envisioning equity: Teacher leaders reflect on issues of multiculturalism and school science

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    Letts, William J., IV

    2005-07-01

    This research arose out of both my interest in issues related to multiculturalism and [school] science, and the existing research base, which is relatively robust in relation to both the nature of [school] science and issues of multiculturalism, but more impoverished in its interrogation of the nexus of the two. In light of this, I was interested in examining the understandings' that five teacher leaders have about how issues of multiculturalism relate to school science. Data collection for this study took place over an eighteen month period as we worked together in an action research framework, most notably in a semester-long Masters course entitled 'Diversity and Equity in Science Education.' Methodologically, this work was framed by feminist poststructuralism and a commitment to change via action research. I collected data via interviews, extended writing pieces, group critical conversations, and informally through conversations, field notes and e-mail messages. I analyzed the data corpus using a combination of grounded theorizing to identify themes emerging from the data, and then read those themes through the heuristic of Schwab's commonplaces of teaching---the learner, the teacher, the subject-matter, and the milieu---plus a fifth integrative dimension, curriculum decision-making. The feminist poststructuralist theoretical framework was most helpful in surfacing the problematics, or tensions, which arose in each of the commonplaces. As such, this work documents multiple understandings about the aspects of the reformist slogan "science for all" as interrogated through the five commonplaces. I examine many of these problematics, and then examine what generative possibilities for us as teachers and researchers are fostered by thinking from the resultant complexities and ambiguities.

  20. (W)rapping relationships between science education and globalisation

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    Gough, Annette

    2011-03-01

    This essay reviews the contribution of Rowhea Elmesky in this volume, to the field of research in science education, and places it in the context of the juncture of youth disengagement with science, multicultural education and globalisation, with an underlay of a historical context and critiques of science education from feminist and postcolonial perspectives.

  1. Multicultural and multilingual approach: Mathematics, science, and engineering education for junior high school minority students and high school administrators. Final report

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    Crumbly, I.J.; Hodges, J.

    1994-09-01

    During the 1993 school year, LLNL and the US Department of Energy`s San Francisco Field Office provided funds through grant {number_sign}DE-FG03-93SF20045/A000 to assist Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) with its network coalition of high school counselors from 19 states and with its outreach and early intervention program in mathematics, science and engineering for minority junior high school students. The program for high school counselors is called the National Educators Orientation Program (NEOP) and the outreach program for minority junior high school students is called the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Academy (MSEA). A total of 35 minority and female rising eighth grade students participated in the Second Annual Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Academy sponsored by the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program of Fort Valley State College (FVSC). There were 24 students from the middle Georgia area, 4 students from Oakland, California, and 7 students from Portland, Oregon. Each student was selected by counselor in his or her respective school. The selection criteria were based on the students` academic performance in science and mathematics courses.

  2. Enhancement of K - 12 Astronomy Education Through Multicultural Outreach

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    Yanamandra-Fisher, P. A.

    1997-12-01

    History bears out the fact that various cultures developed their own unique interpretation of the stars and the universe. Children are first introduced to the cultural lore in their pre--school years by their primary teachers --- the parents. In today's technological world, with social migration and assimilation of differing ethnic peoples into a common society, parents often neglect or ignore this valuable contibution to enhancing the child's interest in astronomy at an early age. This important contibution can be re-awakened by applying a multicultural approach to introductory astronomy/solar system science in primary grades by teachers, parents and scientists. Such an integrated approach unifies a society and instructs the child by identifying its cultural and scientific heritage. Some common examples are the interpretation of the Big Dipper, Zodiac and the planets. These and other examples will be provided along with teaching aids.

  3. Public Education and Multicultural Policy in Canada: The Special Case of Quebec

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    Ghosh, Ratna

    2004-11-01

    Education is a provincial responsibility in Canada, but there is a sharing of expenditure and strong support of public education, health and other welfare programs between the provinces and the federal government. Although the federal policy of multiculturalism has been aimed at making Canada a `just' society, the implementation of this policy in education in English-speaking Canada has been far from satisfactory, and there is great variation among the provinces in educational programs. In Quebec, the federal policy of multiculturalism is ideologically opposed to the vision of French-Québécois nationalism. While the federal policy of intercultural education has made some attempts to integrate immigrant populations, the focus remains on linguistic programs. In facing the dramatic changes driven by internationalization and a globalized economy, Canadians must respond - so the conclusion of the present study - to the urgent need to redefine the meaning of multiculturalism with radical educational programs.

  4. (En)gender(ing) Complexities, Contradictions and Multiplicities: My [a Researcher's] Feminist Poststructural Stories of/for Teaching Gender and/within Multicultural Teacher Education

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    Pereira, Christine Marie

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation explores how multiple lenses enable more nuanced understandings of gender that multicultural education, and by extension multicultural teacher education, will benefit from. In answering the question, "What was taught about gender and education within this multicultural teacher education course?" the teaching of gender…

  5. Made in the (Multicultural) U.S.A.: Unpacking Tensions of Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality in Education

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    Nina Asher

    2007-01-01

    The author discusses the challenges of educating teachers to engage, rather than deny or repress, differences that emerge at the dynamic, context-specific intersections of race, culture, gender, and sexuality. Although multicultural education discourse is well established, stereotypic representations and repressive silences persist in the sphere of practice. Interweaving postcolonial and feminist theories with reflections emerging from her multicultural teacher education

  6. Facing Multiculturalism's Challenges in Korean Education and Society

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    Olneck, Michael R.

    2011-01-01

    Multicultural policy in South Korea faces variants of challenges endemic to multiculturalism. These challenges are "dilemmas of difference," "variable terms of inclusion," and "legitimacy." In Korea, these challenges arise in a setting in which ethnic diversity is of relatively recent origin, an ideology of ethnic homogeneity is prevalent, and…

  7. Children's Literature about Disabilities Enhancing Multicultural Education in Elementary Schools.

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    Carithers, Eve R.

    This paper describes the use of unbiased stories featuring children with disabilities as a part of presenting a multicultural perspective in elementary schools. It emphasizes that the inclusion of a multicultural perspective will help teach social acceptance rather than separation, and laments that current children's books about disabilities tell…

  8. The institutional context of multicultural education: what is your institutional curriculum?

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    Murray-García, Jann L; García, Jorge A

    2008-07-01

    Recently revised accreditation standards require medical schools and residency training programs to integrate multicultural training into their curricula. Most multicultural training models concern the educational outcomes of individual trainees who have received digestible "units" of multicultural education or "cultural competence" training designed for trainees' individual consumption. Few have taken a critical perspective on how an individual trainee must learn, change his or her behavior, and sustain that behavioral change within a specific institutional context. The authors discuss the educational impact of one's institutional learning environment--the institution's ethos, teachers, modeling, policies, and processes--on the multicultural education of physician trainees. A usable conceptual model is offered with which educators can identify those dimensions of one's "institutional curriculum" that may enhance or obstruct trainees' optimal learning and behavior change regarding issues of multiculturalism in medicine. Comparisons are drawn to the recent medical literature concerning professionalism education and the hidden curriculum. Distinctions are drawn between overlapping areas of planned, received, intended, and unintended learning and values, as communicated from faculty, attendings, and residents to students. Ways of maximizing ideal learning and minimizing unintended consequences are discussed. The goal is for medical educators to be able to ask, What is the institutional curriculum of my training program regarding issues of race, difference, etc? What elements of that institutional curriculum can be recaptured and reclaimed as consistent with and supportive of tenets of excellent patient care for all? PMID:18580080

  9. Exploring Preservice Teachers' Perspectives about Human Diversity: Experiences in Multicultural Education Courses

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    Ndemanu, Michael Takafor

    2012-01-01

    The fact that inner city schools have not been effective in educating culturally, linguistically and economically different (CLED) students has led to the creation of multicultural education courses in teacher education programs across the nation. These courses have been created with the hope that preservice teachers (PSTs) who take one or more of…

  10. Keeping the Local Local: Recalibrating the Status of Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in Education

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    Van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael

    2007-01-01

    The debate on the status of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in science curricula is currently centered on a juxtaposition of two incompatible frameworks: multiculturalism and universalism. The aim of this paper is to establish a framework that overcomes this opposition between multiculturalism and universalism in science education, so that…

  11. Transformative Multicultural Science curriculum: A case study of middle school robotics

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    Grimes, Mary Katheryn

    Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a culturally diverse charter school responded to a Multicultural Science program. Furthermore, this research sought to better understand the dynamics of teaching and learning strategies used within the paradigm of Multicultural Science. The school's Robotics class, a class typically stereotyped as fitting within the misconceptions associated with the Western Modern Science paradigm, was the center of this case study. A triangulation of data consisted of class observations throughout two semesters; pre and post student science attitude surveys; and interviews with individual students, Robotic student teams, the Robotics class instructor, and school administration. Three themes emerged from the data that conceptualized the influence of a Multicultural Science curriculum with ethnically diverse students in a charter school's Robotics class. Results included the students' perceptions of a connection between science (i.e., Robotics) and their personal lives, a positive growth in the students' attitude toward science (and engineering), and a sense of personal empowerment toward being successful in science. However, also evident in the findings were the students' stereotypical attitudes toward science (and scientists) and their lack of understanding of the Nature of Science. Implications from this study include suggestions toward the development of Multicultural Science curricula in public schools. Modifications in university science methods courses to include the Multicultural Science paradigm are also suggested.

  12. Infusing Umoja, an Authentic and Culturally Engaging Service-Learning Model, into Multicultural Education

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    Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the manner in which an authentic and culturally engaging service-learning model was infused into a multicultural education course for pre-service teachers. Service-learning programs integrated into education courses are often approached from a deficit perspective with pre-service teachers perceiving themselves as the…

  13. The Politics of Multiculturalism and Bilingual Education: Students and Teachers Caught in the Crossfire.

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    Ovando, Carlos J., Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed.

    Essays on political issues in multicultural and bilingual education include: "Cultural Recognition and Civil Discourse in Democracy" (Carlos J. Ovando, Peter McLaren); "The Political Life of Language Metaphors in Writings About Diversity in Education" (Sharon Pugh, Ovando, Nicole Schonemann); "Contesting Whiteness: Critical Perspectives on the…

  14. Humanism, Feminism, and Multiculturalism: Essential Elements of Social Justice in Counseling, Education, and Advocacy

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    Brady-Amoon, Peggy

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the association between and among humanism, feminism, multiculturalism, and social justice in counseling, education, and advocacy. In so doing, it shows how these theoretical forces, individually and collectively, are essential to professional counseling, client welfare, education, and the promotion of social justice. The…

  15. Supporting Teachers in Becoming Multicultural Educators: A Model Staff Development Program.

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    Lisi, Penelope L.; Howe, William A.

    1999-01-01

    Describes a model of implementing multicultural education that uses a four-step process of awareness, knowledge, skills development, and action. Professional education is a key component of this program, which was evaluated in 1995 and 1996. Teacher responses to questionnaires showed the positive impacts of the approach. (SLD)

  16. Collaborative Learning in Multicultural Classrooms: A Case Study of Dutch Senior Secondary Vocational Education

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    Tielman, Kennedy; den Brok, Perry; Bolhuis, Sanneke; Vallejo, Bertha

    2012-01-01

    This research presents a descriptive study regarding collaborative learning in a multicultural classroom at a vocational education school in The Netherlands. The study bridges two domains of research: research on culturally diverse learning environments--which has mostly concerned primary and general secondary education--and studies on…

  17. Multicultural Education in Korea: Its Development, Remaining Issues, and Global Implications

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    Hong, Won-Pyo

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the origin and evolution of multicultural education in Korea, remaining issues, and global implications that the Korean case may provide to educators in other contexts, especially to those in Asia-Pacific countries. To address these topics, this paper analyzes government documents, various survey data,…

  18. Multicultural Competence and Practices of Undergraduate Faculty and Their Relationships to Racial Identity, Education, and Experience

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    Sauter, John P., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    Trends in higher education indicate a growing diversification of student populations. However, faculty racial and gender diversity lags behind the nation. Given this difference, this study proposed an exploration of multicultural competence among undergraduate faculty to offer insight into how higher education, and faculty in particular, might…

  19. A Case Study of Multicultural Infusion across a Teacher Preparation Program in Secondary Education

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    Liu, Laura Blythe

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative case study examined how faculty of a U.S. teacher preparation program in secondary education infused multicultural education across a program in preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to teach diverse student populations, and how TCs responded to this preparation. Conducted from a constructivist perspective, this study involved…

  20. Becoming a Multicultural Organization: A Pilot Study of Colleges of Education in the Major Research Universities.

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    Edlefson, Carla; Wagstaff, Lonnie H.

    This pilot study explored the efficacy of a concept of multicultural organization and of a survey self-study guide designed for colleges of education in research institutions. The survey study guide was distributed to Holmes group board members who are generally deans of colleges of education at the 27 institutions targeted. Sixteen surveys were…

  1. Multicultural\\/intercultural teacher education in two contexts: lessons from the United States and Spain

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    Miguel Anxo Santos Rego; Sonia Nieto

    2000-01-01

    In this paper, we present the case of two countries, the United States and Spain, whose educational systems are grappling with questions of difference and social justice. We describe some of the conditions in each country that led to the development of multicultural\\/intercultural education as a philosophical framework for teacher preparation and we draw attention to some of the challenges

  2. Multiculturalism and the Community College: A Case Study of an Immigrant Education Program.

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    Rhoads, Robert A.

    To gather data on the goals and effectiveness of a postsecondary program organized from the perspective of multiculturalism, a case study was conducted of Nuevos Horizontes (NH), an immigrant education program at Triton College, in Illinois. NH is designed to facilitate access to higher education for Hispanics and other minority students; provide…

  3. Diary entries from the "teachers' professional development playground": multiculturalism meets multisexualities in Australian education.

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    Pallotta-Chiarolli, M

    1999-01-01

    Educational institutions are major cultural and social systems that police and regulate the living out of multicultural and multisexual queer identities, yet which also provide sites for anti-discriminatory responses to the marginalization of these multiple, hybrid identities. Censorship and disapproval (both real and imagined) together with informal codes and regulations for inclusion and representation within school and college communities reflect and reproduce formal debates within the wider society, and within ethnic, feminist, and gay/lesbian communities. Through a series of "Diary Entries," I document my work and experiences with educational groups in both secondary and tertiary education in Australia in recent years-in what a bicultural, bisexual teacher-friend calls "teachers' professional development playgrounds." I explore dilemmas, concerns and strategies for placing "multiculturalism" on the "multisexual" agenda and, conversely, for placing "multisexuality" on the "multicultural" agenda. PMID:10197554

  4. Student Perceptions of Diversity in a Multicultural Education Course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University

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    Merten, Kyle

    2012-10-19

    . Erikson (1946, 1956) described this in more detail in his discussion over ego identity and the development of young adults’ identity through different experiences in society. Furthermore, it is through education that students can begin their first... .................................................................................. 51 Overview of Agricultural Leadership and Development 422 ........... 53 Data Collection .................................................................................. 55 Analysis of Data...

  5. The Third-Order Multiculturalism: Civil Rights, Diversity, and Equality in Korea's Multicultural Education

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    Kim, Joon K.

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the politics of South Korea's multicultural discourse and locates its recent development in the context of a broader analytical discussion about multiculturalism. Utilizing the historical experience of the USA, this paper identifies the three orders of multiculturalism. Up until the civil rights movement of the 1950s and…

  6. Multicultural Education and Training in Rehabilitation Counseling Education Programs

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    Donnell, Chandra M.; Robertson, Stacia L.; Shannon, Cozetta D.

    2009-01-01

    Racial-ethnic backgrounds of rehabilitation counseling clientele have become increasingly diverse. Additionally, the current emphasis on globalization and international rehabilitation in diverse communities requires educators to examine teaching methods and strategies to best train rehabilitation counselors working within these complex diverse…

  7. Fostering Critical Religious Thinking in Multicultural Education for Teacher Education

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    Wang, Chien-hsing

    2013-01-01

    Religious diversity as a consequence of global immigration has become a cultural phenomenon of pluralism in society. The fear of indoctrination and the desire for religious freedom fuel the debate on whether to remove religion from school education. Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" offers a positive perspective on the debate by…

  8. Investigating Secondary Science Teachers' Beliefs about Multiculturalism and Its Implementation in the Classroom

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    Petty, Lori L.; Narayan, Ratna

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore secondary science teachers' beliefs about multiculturalism and its implementation in their classrooms. Participants included nine secondary science teachers, with experience ranging from 1 to 15 years of teaching. Data were collected through interviews, using a semi-structured interview protocol…

  9. Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for All (e-book)

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    2009-12-04

    Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity covers three must-know" areas of multicultural science education: inclusive curriculum design, multicultural teaching strategies, and language diversity in science teaching and learning. W

  10. Do Diversity Experiences Help College Students Become More Civically Minded? Applying Banks' Multicultural Education Framework

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    Cole, Darnell; Zhou, Ji

    2014-01-01

    In this longitudinal, single institution study, we utilized Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education framework to examine whether and to what extent involvement in various diversity experiences helped students become more civically minded. The findings suggested that greater involvement in service learning, multicultural courses,…

  11. What If All the Children in My Class Are White? Anti-Bias/Multicultural Education with White Children

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    Derman-Sparks, Louise; Ramsey, Patricia G.

    2005-01-01

    In anti-bias/multicultural workshops and in discussions with early childhood teachers over the past two decades, "What if all the children in my class are white?" has been one of the most frequently asked questions. Almost always posed by white teachers, it echoes the persistent confusion about the purposes of anti-bias/multicultural education for…

  12. Multimedia Pedagogy and Multicultural Education for the New Millennium.

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    Hammer, Rhonda; Kellner, Douglas

    2001-01-01

    Examines the Shoah Project, which uses multimedia to document the experiences of Holocaust survivors, and demonstrates the way it makes historical events vivid and compelling in the contemporary moment. Argues that effective use of multimedia in the teaching of history, religion, and multiculturalism requires historical contextualization,…

  13. Multicultural Influences on Group Learning: A Qualitative Higher Education Study

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    Sweeney, Arthur; Weaven, Scott; Herington, Carmel

    2008-01-01

    Although the literature examining the usefulness of group projects is extensive, the link between cooperative learning, group performance and skills transfer in multicultural contexts remains unclear. Focus groups were conducted with a sample of 107 international and domestic postgraduate and undergraduate marketing students to investigate this…

  14. Community-based Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.

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    Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Sleeter, Christine E.

    2000-01-01

    Creates a topology of preservice teachers' responses to community-based service learning within several courses, investigating meanings they made from their community experiences. Data came from interviews and student essays and papers. The article considers the potential value of community- based service learning as an aspect of multicultural

  15. Year One Implications of a Teacher Performance Assessment's Impact on Multicultural Education across a Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program

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    Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examines the impact of the 1-year implementation of a state-mandated, standardized teacher performance assessment (TPA) on a faculty's infusion of multicultural education across a secondary education teacher preparation program. Findings show that faculty and teacher candidate (TC) perceptions predominantly concluded that the TPA…

  16. Selecting and Evaluating Curriculum Materials. A Study of Teacher Education for Bilingual-Bicultural and Multicultural Educators.

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    Watt, Michael G.

    This document reports on a project with the following aims: (1) to identify and discuss the important issues about using curriculum materials in bilingual-bicultural education and multicultural education through a comparative analysis of these conditions in the United States and Australia; (2) to identify and analyze relevant research in the…

  17. A Narrative of Teacher Education in Canada: Multiculturalism, Technology, Bridging Theory and Practice

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    Howe, Edward R.

    2014-01-01

    This narrative paper investigates a number of enduring and emerging themes reflecting teacher education in Canada over the past 40 years, including changes in information and communication technology, bridging gaps in theory and practice, English as a second language, French immersion and multicultural teacher development. Canadian teacher…

  18. Enduring Heritages: A Guide to Multicultural Education in the Secondary School.

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    Grainger, Jane, Ed.

    During 1975-76, Menaul School, a private, coeducational four year high school for boarding and day students, served 137 Spanish-surnamed, 38 Anglo, 17 Native American, 4 Black, and 29 international students. Emphasizing the unique and valuable contributions of these diverse groups, multicultural education enabled the students to retain and develop…

  19. Effects of a Hands-on Multicultural Education Program: A Model for Student Learning.

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    Kim, Simon; Clarke-Ekong, Sheilah; Ashmore, Pamela

    1999-01-01

    Describes the Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity program that is a model for multicultural education in which students learn about the human fossil record, the value of biological variation, and the characteristics common to all humans. Presents results from a study that support the use of this program. (CMK)

  20. Hip Hop Hermeneutics and Multicultural Education: A Theory of Cross-Cultural Understanding

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    Metro-Roland, Dini

    2010-01-01

    Cross-cultural understanding stands as one of the great pillars of multicultural education and yet rarely do multiculturalists provide a full account of what it is and how it takes place. This paper will serve as an initial investigation into the complex nature of cross-cultural understanding. Drawing on the philosophical hermeneutics of…

  1. On Epochal Mission of Multicultural Education in a Perspective of Globalization

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    Chen, Shi-jian

    2006-01-01

    The development of modern societies accelerates the process of globalization, which in turn brings about a conspicuous diversity of cultures. Cultural difference and cultural diversity are characteristics of multiculturalism, which commits itself to the construction of favorable educational climates for multiple cultures. Such a progression has…

  2. Multicultural Social Reconstructionist Education in Urban Geography: A Model Whose Time Has Come.

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    Darden, Joe T.

    1997-01-01

    Briefly describes several approaches to multicultural education including highlighting minority achievements and emphasizing human relations and social reconstruction. Argues that social reconstruction is the most productive approach for teaching urban geography. Social reconstruction examines the creation and perpetuation of inequality through…

  3. Social/Ecological Caring with Multicultural Picture Books: Placing Pleasure in Art Education

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    Reisberg, Mira

    2008-01-01

    This study explores the concept of finding pleasure in social and ecological caring from the a/r/tographic stance of the author as artist, researcher, and teacher. I combine place-based and visual culture art education with multicultural children's picture books to promote more connection and pleasure in the teaching and learning process. The…

  4. The Integration of Young Children's Literature with Multicultural, Nonsexist, and Global Education Goals and Themes.

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    Thompson, Debra S.

    Designed to help early childhood and elementary educators in Iowa integrate multicultural, nonsexist, and global (MNG) perspectives into the existing curriculum, this paper discusses issues surrounding their integration and provides two extensive bibliographies of curriculum resources. First, the paper reviews the definition and purposes of MNG…

  5. Ireland's Multicultural Classrooms and Initial Teacher Education: The Convergence of Culture and Pedagogy

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    Campbell, Maria

    2009-01-01

    In the context of Ireland's changing demographics, this paper explores the importance of pedagogic research in informing both philosophies and pedagogical practices in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) which endeavours to facilitate student teachers' engagement with the teaching and learning process in Ireland's multicultural classrooms. By…

  6. Preparing Multicultural Educators in an Age of Teacher Evaluation Systems: Necessary Stories from Field Supervision

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    Cooper, Patricia M.

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on three stories of what the author calls "eco-narrative" constructions from the data. These stories are rendered in detail to underscore the obstacles student teachers face regularly in becoming multicultural educators, as well as the various and subtle ways supervisors can help them advance their skills by giving…

  7. Critical Multiculturalism. Uncommon Voices in a Common Struggle. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.

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    Kanpol, Barry, Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed.

    This collection explores the way in which critical theory and practice can unite in a common vision of democratic hope. Separate viewpoints are drawn together to constitute a democratic platform for an enlightened critical education agenda. Case studies from narrative and critical ethnography explore the multicultural and power struggles of…

  8. Sharing Ownership in Multicultural Music: A Hands-On Approach in Teacher Education in South Africa

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2012-01-01

    South Africa prides itself in a rich and colorful array of the Arts where music plays a significant role in social regeneration, unity and reconciliation. Little research has been undertaken in teacher education courses in South Africa regarding the inclusion of African music within multicultural music practice. Using the theoretical frameworks of…

  9. Multicultural Education: Israeli and German Adolescents' Knowledge and Views Regarding the Holocaust

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

    This study probes a unique case of multicultural education of Israeli and German students regarding the Holocaust. Their knowledge level of German history leading to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to power, knowledge about the Holocaust, the relation between their knowledge of attitudes toward the "other" (German/Israeli) group, and their…

  10. A Guide to Multicultural Education: Kindergarten Through Grade Three. Publication No. EC-462.

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    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

    This teaching guide presents learning activities for grades K-3 on multicultural education. The objective is to promote cultural awareness and understanding by developing acceptance of the students' own heritage and the heritage of others. Approaches include interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and cross-cultural. The cross-cultural approach…

  11. An Advocacy Project for Multicultural Education: The Case of the Shiyeyi Language in Botswana

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    Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

    2011-01-01

    Multicultural education respects cultural differences and affirms pluralism which students, their communities and teachers bring to the learning process. It is founded on the belief that a school curriculum which promotes the ideals of freedom, justice, equality, equity and human dignity is most likely to result in high academic achievement and…

  12. Case Studies of Preservice Teachers' Ideas about the Role of Multicultural Citizenship Education in Social Studies

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    Mathews, Sarah A.; Dilworth, Paulette Patterson

    2008-01-01

    In this article we examine preservice teachers' ideas about the role of multicultural citizenship education in social studies classrooms. We use qualitative techniques to explore data collected from observations and interviews with preservice teachers enrolled in a secondary social studies methods course. The findings suggest that even when…

  13. Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education: The Developmental Rationale and Practical Implications.

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    Mock, Karen R.

    This paper examines the meaning of multicultural education as a means of insuring that students feel comfortable in more than one cultural context. It outlines stages of child development and theories of learning behavior, especially as they relate to the development of cultural and racial attitudes. This paper examines behavioral development in…

  14. What Helps Students of Color Succeed? Resiliency Factors for Students Enrolled in Multicultural Educators Programs.

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    Holt, Jennifer L.; Mahowald, Betsy G.; DeVore, Cynthia James

    This study investigated factors that helped students of color enrolled in multicultural educator programs succeed academically, focusing on resiliency factors that supported their academic success (defined as college graduation or current enrollment at the sophomore level or higher). First an initial focus group with several minority students…

  15. A Content Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Topics in Multicultural Education Textbooks

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    Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

    2011-01-01

    This research examines the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics in 12 popular multicultural education textbooks. Following a line-by-line analysis of each textbook, the findings report the extent to which LGBT topics were included in each text and the themes that became apparent in how LGBT topics were treated. The…

  16. Multiculturalism and the Community College: A Case Study of an Immigrant Education Program.

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    Rhoads, Robert A.; Solorzano, Sylvia

    1995-01-01

    Analyzes the goals and effectiveness of the Nuevos Horizontes program at Chicago's Triton College, an outreach effort to provide educational opportunities to Triton's diverse communities. Cites the general success of the program, suggesting that the two-way exchange between the college and communities served provides a model for multiculturalism

  17. Transformative Multicultural Science Curriculum: A Case Study of Middle School Robotics

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    Grimes, Mary Katheryn

    2012-01-01

    Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a…

  18. Establishing a Pedagogical Framework for the Multicultural Course in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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    Horton-Ikard, RaMonda; Munoz, Maria L.; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Keller-Bell, Yolanda

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To provide an overview of a model for teaching a foundational course in multicultural (MC) issues and to demonstrate how it can be modified for use in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) by integrating 3 primary dimensions of cultural competence: awareness, knowledge, and skills. Method: This tutorial begins by establishing the…

  19. An Instrument for the Analysis of Teacher Education Textbooks, Courses, and Programs as Related to Multi-Cultural Education.

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    Payne, Charles

    The evaluation instrument presented in this paper is derived from an article by Asa Hilliard, "The Essential Multicultural Content for Teacher Education." The nearly 100 questions in the instrument are designed to evaluate, for any book, course, or program, its reflection of cultural understanding, its potential for enhancing essential teaching…

  20. Drawing Parallels in Search of Educational Equity: A Multicultural Education Delegation to China Looks Outside to See Within

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    Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Fenimore-Smith, J. Kay; Fuller, Ethlyn Davis; Howe, William A.; Kugler, Eileen; London, Arcenia P.; Ruiz, Ivette; Shin, Barbara

    2008-01-01

    In 2004, a professional delegation of multicultural educators visited the People's Republic of China to explore how diversity issues are addressed and how students are prepared for entry into the international workforce. The delegation, sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Programs, observed numerous parallels to the American system of…

  1. Multicultural education: Israeli and German adolescents' knowledge and views regarding the Holocaust.

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

    This study probes a unique case of multicultural education of Israeli and German students regarding the Holocaust. Their knowledge level of German history leading to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to power, knowledge about the Holocaust, the relation between their knowledge of attitudes toward the "other" (German/Israeli) group, and their reaction to a racist-dictatorial regime are explored. The findings were that German adolescents (high school students) knowledge regarding the events leading to the rise of the Nazi party was greater than that of the Israeli adolescents. However, the knowledge of Israelis was greater regarding the Holocaust. A positive correlation was found between the knowledge levels and their attitudes toward the other groups (German/Israeli) and toward resistance to the possible rise of a dictatorial regime. The findings point to the fact that multicultural education, which combines attitudinal, cognitive, and instrumental goals, can succeed in promoting nonracist views. PMID:15727413

  2. Teaching science in culturally diverse classrooms: The relevance of multicultural coursework on novice teachers' instructional choice

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    Cunha, Thais B. P. da

    Science education reform in the United States has been slow to reduce the troubling science achievement gap between students from mainstream and non-mainstream backgrounds. Recent data suggest the gap persists in spite of improved attention to the multicultural education of teachers, and in spite of recent, more culturally inclusive and responsive curricular materials and instructional recommendations. In this study, I examine the cases of two European American male novice science teachers in middle schools with highly diverse populations, exploring their perceptions of the necessity of adapting their instructional approaches and the science curricula in order to meet the needs of their predominantly Native American, Mexican American, and African American students. Two theoretical frameworks inform this study, Rodriguez's (2005) sociotransformative constructivism, and Freire's critical pedagogy. I apply a qualitative case study method, to better understand and analyze the classroom setting and power relations of the context. Data consist of semi-structured interviews with each teacher, classroom observation and other field notes, the science curricular and instructional materials, and teachers' lesson plans. Each teacher acknowledged the ethnicities of students positively and noticed distinctive ethnocultural features (e.g., quinceaneras, Mexican Americans). Yet, their teaching approaches were primarily teacher-centric and monocultural. Each followed the book, usually lecturing, and striving dutifully to "cover" the topics. They did not solicit students' knowledge or engage them in dialog to explore their thinking. Even when the curriculum guide detailed relevant science knowledge students of some cultural groups might have, both teachers declined to use it. These well-meaning teachers did not fully perceive that students whose culture was different from their own might have different and relevant knowledge, experiences, or histories which were resources for learning. As a result, even when the teachers tried more student- centered, inclusive strategies, such as implementing authentic science activities, they did not support students' construction of knowledge through responsive dialog. Teachers assigned to ethnically and culturally diverse students must be helped to fully understand that learners from other cultures have differing knowledge resources. Science teachers in particular must recognize the social and ideological landscape in which their teaching take place.

  3. Have conceptual reforms (and one anti?reform) in preservice teacher education improved the education of multicultural, multilingual children and youth?

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    Kip Téllez

    2007-01-01

    This article examines three conceptual reforms in US teacher education (competency?based teacher education (CBTE), reflective teacher education (RTE) and constructivist teacher education (CTE)) for their effects on the education of multicultural, multilingual youth, as well as considering alternative certification (AC), known here as an ‘anti?reform’. The author suggests that although each reform made incremental improvements in the ways that preservice

  4. Changing Roles of Special Education Administrators: Impact on Multicultural Learners

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    Bakken, Jeffrey P.; O'Brian, Mary; Shelden, Debra L.

    2006-01-01

    It is imperative for special education administrators, and all administrators, to adapt to the changing demographic and educational environments. The field of special education has changed dramatically in the last three decades, and administrators can and should be leaders of the continued evolution of special education. One useful organizing…

  5. College of Education New Mexico State University

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    Nishiguchi, Michele

    , Early Childhood Education, Language, Literacy and Cultures, Learning Design and Technology, Teaching;Bachelor of Science in Education Teaching Majors Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Teaching, multicultural education, special education and technology. We offer an excellent undergraduate program

  6. Science for Elementary Educators

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    Holly Lawson

    2004-03-01

    Science for Elementary Educators is a multidisciplinary, interactive learning course developed for the science instruction of childhood education majors. The course described here is a model for science education reform that requires relatively few resour

  7. Science's Education Forum

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    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; )

    2010-05-27

    This website features articles from Science's monthly Education Forum. Published in the last issue of every month from January 27, 2006, through December 18, 2009, the Forum contains articles on the multifaceted world of science education and the science of education. The concise (one- or two-page) articles showcase innovative approaches to teaching science or discuss the science and policy of education.

  8. The Disuniting of America: What We All Stand to Lose If Multicultural Education Takes the Wrong Approach....

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    Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    The cult of ethnicity in general and the Afrocentric campaign in particular do not bode well for U.S. education or for the future of the country. The debate over ethnocentric curricula is traced. Commentaries by R. Walters and D. D'Souza elaborate on issues of multicultural education. (SLD)

  9. Fighting Segregation, Teaching Multiculturalism: The Beginning of the Education\\/Instruccion Narrative of the 1970s Hartford Civil Rights Movement

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    Jasmin Agosto

    2010-01-01

    In 1970, in the North End of Hartford, Connecticut, a multicultural research action group named Education\\/Instruccion targeted institutional racism to address issues such as poverty, housing discrimination, and educational opportunity. This historical narrative explores how three activists (Julia Ramos, Ben Dixon, and Boyd Hinds) created the organization in their pursuit of social justice for African-Americans and Puerto Ricans in the

  10. Regional Interstate Planning Project Program... Bilingual/Multicultural Education Seminar Report (San Antonio, Texas, November 17, 18, 19, 1976).

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    Huber, Jake, Ed.; And Others

    Sponsored by 10 State departments of education (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming), the Project participants met in San Antonio, Texas, on November 17-19, 1976 to discuss bilingual/multicultural education. Since Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have had significant experience in this field and…

  11. Democratization of Education as Prerequisite for Social Economic and Cultural Progress in a Multi-Cultural Society

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    Madumere, S. C.; Olisaemeka, B. U.

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on democratization of education as a prerequisite for social, economic and cultural progress in a multi-cultural society, such as Nigeria. Attempt was made to define and explain the major concepts in the paper. Education was explained as an instrument of democracy and as function of socialization, culture and economic…

  12. Curriculum Reform To Address Multicultural Issues in Special Education.

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    Hayes, Mary Jane; Price, Valencia

    This paper focuses on the outcomes of the social forces that operate against African American males in school and society and their all too frequent placement in special education programs, with the core of the problem remaining in the Institutions of Higher Education (IHE). Reasons for the overrepresentation of African American children and youth…

  13. Intercultural Education in the Multicultural and Multilingual Bolivian Context

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    Drange, Live Danbolt

    2011-01-01

    Intercultural bilingual education (IBE) has been discussed in Bolivia since the 1970s. The first Educational Act with a bilingual and intercultural curriculum adapted to cultural and linguistic diversity--Ley de Reforma Educativa--was passed in 1994 with implementation starting in 1996. However, discussions continued: when the Evo Morales…

  14. The Education of Exceptional Learners: Perspectives of Multicultural College Seniors

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    Taylor, Crystal B.

    2000-01-01

    It is well known that laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L.101-476) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, P.L. 101-336) were established to ensure equity in educating students with special needs. But, because schools are a reflection of their communities, prejudices of some teachers, administrators, and…

  15. Pharmaceutical Education in the South African Multicultural Society.

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    Summers, Rob; Haavik, Coryce; Summers, Beverley; Moola, Farhana; Lowes, Mariette; Enslin, Gill

    2001-01-01

    Describes the educational quality assurance program implemented in South Africa in 1995 and its effects on pharmacy education, including development of outcomes-based competency standards for entry-level pharmacists. Describes an integrated, problem-based pharmacy program established jointly between formerly non-white and white institutions and…

  16. Use and support of multicultural and antiracist education: research-informed interdisciplinary social work practice.

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    Morelli, P T; Spencer, M S

    2000-03-01

    Multicultural education (MCE) and antiracist education (ARE) are the primary curricula through which school educators are combating the effects of racism and bigotry. To assist in the efforts of the educators, social workers need an understanding of MCE and ARE objectives, assumptions, and current research to guide their practice. This article discusses the differences between MCE and ARE and presents the findings of a study conducted in five northwestern United States school districts. It examines curricula, policies, and practices used to address racism and bigotry among elementary, middle, and high school students; attempts to discover underlying barriers to implementing antiracist and antibigotry curricula; and reveals the perspectives of teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers. Implications for social work practice, policy development, and research are discussed. PMID:10710989

  17. An advocacy project for multicultural education: The case of the Shiyeyi language in Botswana

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    Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

    2011-12-01

    Multicultural education respects cultural differences and affirms pluralism which students, their communities and teachers bring to the learning process. It is founded on the belief that a school curriculum which promotes the ideals of freedom, justice, equality, equity and human dignity is most likely to result in high academic achievement and quality education. In Botswana, English is the official language and medium of instruction and Setswana is the national lingua franca which is used for formal occasions in the villages and other informal settings. Any other languages spoken by unrecognised tribes are banned from use in schools or the media, including minority languages taught before independence in 1966, This paper describes the Shiyeyi Language Project, initiated by the Wayeyi tribe, which advocates for a multicultural model of education where children learn in their mother tongue and about their local culture at an early stage, then add the national language, and eventually an international language as medium of instruction. The project operates within an unfriendly political and legal context, but has achieved some results. Continued efforts, especially as supported by similar language projects, have the potential to change the situation in Botswana.

  18. Hanford`s innovations for science education

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    Carter, D. [Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    In recognition of declining science literacy in the United States and a projected shortfall of scientists, engineers and technologists to address environmental problems nationally and internationally during the 21st century, Westinghouse Hanford Company has launched several innovative science education projects at the US Department of Energy Hanford Site. The Hanford Site is very rich in resources that can be brought to bear on the problem: world-class technical experts, state of the art facilities and equipment, and the largest environmental laboratory in the world. During the past two years, several innovative science education initiatives have been conceived and pursued at the secondary education level including the International Academy for the Environment (residential high school with an environmental theme), Environmental BATTmobile Program (mobile middle school science education program), and Multicultural Experiences in Math and Science (education program based on cultural contributions to math and science). Hanford scientists, engineers and administrators have worked with the education community (K-12 and college-university) to develop innovative approaches to science education.

  19. Responding to Multicultural Challenges in Rural Special Education

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    Betty Y. Ashbaker; Lynn K. Wilder

    In recent years, the majority of new immigrants to the United States have settled in rural areas, creating unique challenges for special education administrators. In this article, we discuss the details of the challenges to rural schools in meeting the requirements of the federal mandates, especially No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act passed in 2001 and the 2004 reauthorization of

  20. Alternative Media Use and Support for Multicultural Education.

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    Ballinger, Jane R.; King, Pu-Tsung

    American education has been soundly criticized in recent years for allegedly teaching only a western, Anglo culture and values system, to the exclusion of minority and ethnic groups. Explorations of the role of the mass media in the processes of assimilation and pluralism, especially in shaping the relationship of ethnic groups to American…

  1. Multiculturalism, Religion, and Disability: Implications for Special Education Practitioners

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    Blanks, A. Brooke; Smith, J. David

    2009-01-01

    Religious beliefs permeate many aspects of culture. Often, however, educators are reluctant to discuss religious beliefs when working with children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. Ignoring the salience of religious teachings about the nature and meaning of disabilities as they relate to both individuals and…

  2. Learning from Each Other? Multicultural Pedagogy, Parental Education and Governance

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    Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Today there is a strong tendency to involve local citizens in community work, and to mobilize social forces in poor urban districts. We will focus on one specific method used to educate and help immigrant parents raise and foster their children. This method is described as part of a wider ambition to integrate and involve immigrants in Swedish…

  3. The Limitations of Multiculturalism in Norwegian Early Childhood Education

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    Hovdelien, Olav

    2014-01-01

    In Norway, 9 out of 10 children between the ages of one and five participate in an educational formation programme which, despite around half of the kindergartens being privately owned, is regulated by a common law and relatively detailed regulations describing what the content of kindergartens should be. Norwegian kindergartens therefore…

  4. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 5th Edition, Update

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    Banks, James A.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee

    2004-01-01

    With this collection of chapters by leading scholars and researchers in the field, the reader can develop the knowledge and skills needed to maximize the opportunities that diversity offers while minimizing its challenges. The reader will explore current and emerging research, concepts, debates, and teaching strategies for educating students from…

  5. Impact of Brown on Multicultural Education of Hispanic Americans

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    Contreras, A. Reynaldo

    2004-01-01

    The various forces, various branches of the federal government in confusing and conflicting ways that have constructed and influenced the Hispanic identity and educational status are suggested. Hispanics are a significant percentage of the United States of America's population and are becoming a greater percentage everyday.

  6. In Praise of Diversity: Multicultural Classroom Applications.

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    Grant, Gloria, Ed.

    The teacher's guide contains 51 activity units for implementing multicultural education in areas of social studies, language arts, science, math, and art. Activities, designed for elementary and junior high students, focus on racial and cultural diversity, the elderly, sex-role stereotyping, and the handicapped. Two introductory units suggest…

  7. Multi-Cultural Adaptations of International Heliophysical Year (IHY) Education Resources: A Perspective of a Developing Country

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    Faiyetole, A. A.

    2006-12-01

    The world is made up of people of varied cultures and we speak different languages. In Africa and, to be more specific, in Nigeria, we have a wide diversity of languages and customs. Nigeria has over 200 tribes and ethnic social units, to the extent that just a few of the populace have an effective understanding of English, the nation's official language. Hence, most communications are carried out in our local languages. In order to efficiently communicate the heliophysical and other scientific and technological phenomena to the general public, quite a lot would have to be done in the cultural and language context. In a nutshell, there shall be a need to adequately involve the social scientists in the education and public outreach programmes relating to space science and technology. This paper will therefore attempt to look at various ways in which languages, and diversity in cultures can be harnessed to more effectively communicate science. The paper will also discuss how the various IHY education resources can be adapted to a multi-cultural society, therefore, able to reach all the people in the world.

  8. Toward the Multicultural University.

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    Bowser, Benjamin P., Ed.; And Others

    This book is about the growing need for a more inclusive curriculum and university. The debate about multicultural education is moved from an ideological debate to the realm of the practical in these selections. The first part of the book outlines the demographic and historic realities that make multiculturalism imperative. The second part gives…

  9. Looking at Multiculturalism in International Logistics: An Experiment in a Higher Education Institution.

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    Canen, Alberto G.; Canen, Ana

    2001-01-01

    Describes a seminar on multiculturalism in an international logistics class at a Brazilian university and its effects on students' perceptions about the importance of multiculturalism in managing business interests. Suggests ways to develop an intercultural approach toward international logistics. (EV)

  10. Cutting Edge Practices to Teach Multicultural Competencies in Counseling, Psychology, and Education: Teaching Abroad or on Campus?

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    Swazo, Roberto; Celinska, Dorota

    2014-01-01

    This manuscript provides the results of a comparative study conducted in the USA with counseling, psychology, and education graduate students in which multicultural competencies were taught using the traditional on-campus and international study abroad course formats. Data were collected via the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale, a…

  11. Education as an Instrument of Emotional, Social, and National Integration in a Multicultural, Developing Country: A Case Study of India.

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    Kattackal, Joseph A.

    This research paper investigates endeavors in India over the last two decades to implement cultural integration and national unity through education. A major objective is to assess the relationship between the multicultural aspects of Indian civilization and the goal of a national consciousness. A description of the social, linguistic, and…

  12. Nobody Said It Would Be Easy: Ethnolinguistic Group Challenges to Bilingual and Multicultural Education in New York City

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    Kleyn, Tatyana; Reyes, Sharon Adelman

    2011-01-01

    New York City sets itself apart from many locations in the USA due to its citizens' unparalleled diversity. The degree to which schools either build upon or suppress the backgrounds of their linguistically and culturally diverse students is dependent on the degree to which they can provide an education that is both bilingual and multicultural.…

  13. At the Garden Gate: Community Building through Food--Revisiting the Critique of "Food, Folk and Fun" in Multicultural Education

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2011-01-01

    This essay takes up a re-evaluation of the ossified view of food events that have circulated in the canonical texts of multicultural education. While agreeing with the critique by progressive multiculturalists against a "touristic" approach to diversity, the author argues that such a conception of food-centered events in schools has obscured how…

  14. Indigenous Political Difference, Colonial Perspectives and the Challenge of Diplomatic Relations: Toward a Decolonial Diplomacy in Multicultural Educational Theory

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2012-01-01

    This article considers how diplomacy can be refined and amplified within the field of multicultural education. Focusing on Native American peoples in particular, I argue that the multiculturalist emphasis on cultural diplomacy overlooks the political difference of First Nations peoples. In contrast to a multiculturalist cultural diplomacy, the…

  15. Using Unemployment Wage Data To Assess Educational and Economic Outcomes in a Multicultural Inner-City Community College.

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    Brauchle, Paul E.; Hastings, Janel H.

    2003-01-01

    Describes a study that used Unemployment Insurance/Social Security Insurance wage data to examine the effects of participation in educational programs at a multicultural, inner city community college. Reports impressive gains in earnings for economically disadvantaged students who completed associate degrees (257%) and for associate degree…

  16. Multicultural Education: Content, Materials, Strategies and Behaviors. A Series of Seminars for School Districts in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area.

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    Codianni, Anthony V., Comp.; And Others

    In an attempt to increase interdistrict interaction, support the efforts of voluntary metropolitan-wide desegregation, and address similar interests in St. Louis (Missouri) City and County schools, a series of multicultural education seminars was conducted in 1982-83. The seminars (co-sponsored by the Midwest Race Desegregation Assistance Center…

  17. Multiculturalism Swedish Style: Shifts and Sediments in Educational Policies and Textbooks

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    Gruber, Sabine; Rabo, Annika

    2014-01-01

    In the almost two decades that have passed since the Swedish parliament declared that Sweden is a multicultural society, debates about immigrants, about multiculturalism and about different ways of being a citizen have raged. So far there has been no stepping away from the declaration. In the rhetorical arena multiculturalism is still a word with…

  18. Educational Technology as a Tool for Multicultural Democratic Education: The Case of One US History Teacher in an Underresourced High School

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    Anand R. Marri

    2005-01-01

    This case study analyzes the pedagogy of one US history teacher as he prepared students for active and effective citizenship through multicultural democratic education in an underresourced alternative public high school. In particular, the paper examines his practice and focuses on his incorporation of educational technology (the Internet, multimedia technology, and word-processing applications) to achieve his pedagogical goals while teaching

  19. Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore

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    Wee, Bryan; Harbor, Jonathan M.; Shepardson, Daniel P.

    2006-01-01

    Students' perceptions of the environment can differ based on sociocultural factors and experiences. Understanding how students develop environmental perceptions is an important step toward developing an inclusive environmental science curriculum. This article presents preliminary data from a study conducted in Singapore in which students'…

  20. Thomas Kuhn's Impact on Science Education: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

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    Matthews, Michael R.

    2004-01-01

    Thomas Kuhn has had an impact in all academic fields. In science education, Kuhnian themes are especially noticeable in conceptual change research, constructivist theorizing, and multicultural education debates. Unfortunately the influence is frequently compromised by researchers having a limited understanding of Kuhn's original ideas, little…

  1. Multicultural Education: Challenges to Administrators and School Leadership. Urban Education Program. Urban Monograph Series.

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    Lee, Carol D.

    "Academic Achievement, Culture, and Literacy: An Introduction" by John Attinasi provides a framework for the title paper. Multiculturalism requires not only a change in curriculum, but a change in school climate and pedagogy. Communication is critical, given the centrality of language and the variety of linguistic expression in homes and schools.…

  2. From the Contribution to the Action Approach: White Teachers' Experiences Influencing the Development of Multicultural Science Curricula

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    Suriel, Regina L.; Atwater, Mary M.

    2012-01-01

    In this exploratory case study, we sought to understand teacher's integration of multicultural curricula in science curriculum units, and how personal experiences influenced the level of integration in light of Bank's typology of ethnic content integration into school curricula. Five research participants volunteered and were selected so as to be…

  3. SEGway: Science Education Gateway

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    2001-01-31

    SEGway is a science education and public outreach (E/PO) organization of educator-scientists working to present the latest astronomy and space science research to students, teachers, and the general public. For educators, the SEGway web site features lesson plans and activities from SEGway and NASA; and links to educational standards from the National Science Educational Standards, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. For the general public, there are interactive features, videos, satellite imagery, information on NASA missions, and other resources on astronomy and space science topics. For scientists, there is information on SEGway's services as provider of E/PO programs for space missions.

  4. A Call for Change in Multicultural Training at Graduate Schools of Education: Educating To End Oppression and for Social Justice.

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    Wallace, Barbara C.

    2000-01-01

    Graduate-level multicultural training is important for preparing future teachers to work effectively with diverse students. Professionals experienced in multiculturalism must revise and refine multicultural training to better address immigrants' diversity issues and issues around sexuality, disability, and spirituality. Those new to…

  5. Scientific but people-oriented education and multi-cultural adaptations of international heliophysical year education resources: A perspective from a developing nation

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    Faiyetole, Ayodele Adekunle

    2008-12-01

    The world is made up of people of varied cultures who speak different languages. In Africa and, to be more specific, in Nigeria, there is a wide diversity of languages and customs. Nigeria has about 250 ethnic social units, to the extent that just a few of the populace have an effective understanding of English, the nation’s official language. Hence, most communications are carried out in the local languages. To efficiently communicate the heliophysical and other scientific and technological phenomena to the general public, quite a lot would have to be done in the cultural and language context. There is a need to adequately involve social scientists in the education and public outreach programs relating to space science and technology. This paper looks at various ways in which languages and diversity in cultures could be harnessed more effectively to communicate science. The paper also discusses how the various International Heliophysical Year education resources could be adapted to a multi-cultural society, therefore, able to reach more people in the world.

  6. Science Education: Cassandra's Prophecy

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    Brady, Thomas E.

    2008-01-01

    After "A Nation at Risk" was released, the state of American education was widely discussed, and not just by educators. The 1980s produced a number of reports on the status of science education that complained of declining science and mathematics achievement, falling enrollment in the subjects, and a shortage of qualified teachers. All the…

  7. Science Education Notes.

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    School Science Review, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Presents eight separate articles on science education. Topic areas addressed include: an inservice course in primary science; improving physics teaching; reducing chemistry curriculum; textbook readability measures; school-industry link for introductory engineering; local education authority initiatives in primary school science; and "Winnie the…

  8. Evolving Ideologies of the Intercultural in Australian Multicultural and Language Education Policy

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2009-01-01

    Australia's language and multicultural policies have constructed the intercultural dimension of Australian identity and practice in a number of different ways relating to different community groups. This paper traces the evolution of multicultural policy from the 1970s until the present through the main national policy documents in order to…

  9. Multiculturalism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Shifting Discursive Landscape of Social Inclusion

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    Burnett, Bruce; McArdle, Felicity

    2011-01-01

    Australia has a long and sometimes turbulent relationship with the migrant Other. This paper examines a component of this relationship via the window of contemporary multicultural policy. The paper begins with an analysis of the political and social conditions that enabled a national and bipartisan policy of multiculturalism to emerge as…

  10. Autobiographical Meaning Making, Practitioner Inquiry, and White Teachers in Multicultural Education

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    Fitts Fulmer, Donielle Ellie

    2012-01-01

    The features that constitute significant and evocative multicultural learning for teachers has been widely discussed and debated. One pervasive recipe is the non-critical presentation of tips and tools to teachers, so they may supposedly inject multiculturalism into their routine practice (Banks, 1993; Cochran-Smith, 1995; Gorski, 1999). Such a…

  11. Science's Education Forum

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Science magazine has teamed up with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to provide "a voice for the community interested in the multifaceted world of science education and the science of education." The site presents articles and commentary dating back to 2006, and visitors can scroll through the listings to get a sense of the materials here. Recent offerings include "Drawing to Learn in Science", "Protecting Brains, Not Simply Stimulating Minds", and "Mathematics Teachers' Subtle, Complex Disciplinary Knowledge". As a whole, the site offers a wide range of materials that cover current debates about science education, educational policy, and new techniques for teaching science in a variety of educational settings. Finally, interested parties can also learn about how to submit their own manuscripts for potential publication in the Education Forum.

  12. Science in General Education

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    Read, Andrew F.

    2013-01-01

    General education must develop in students an appreciation of the power of science, how it works, why it is an effective knowledge generation tool, and what it can deliver. Knowing what science has discovered is desirable but less important.

  13. Education research Primary Science

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Education research Primary Science Survey Report December 2011 #12;Primary Science Survey Report, Wellcome Trust 1 Background In May 2009 Key Stage 2 science SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) were abolished fiasco might occur, where the results were delayed and their quality questioned. The loss of science SATs

  14. Roadmap: Special Education Deaf Education Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH;Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-SPED-DFED] College-BSE-SPED-DFED] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

  15. Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education

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    Heller, Barbara

    Education Research Areas Research areas include informal science/math education, curriculum development Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Curtain University of Technology (Australia). Informal science education, curMathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education 3424 S. State

  16. Ethical issues in multicultural student–faculty mentoring relationships in higher education

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    Lewis Z. Schlosser; Pamela F. Foley

    2008-01-01

    In this article, we explore the ethical issues pertaining to student–faculty mentoring relationships in graduate training programs, with a specific focus on understanding these concerns within a multicultural context. Multiculturalism, although broadly defined, is limited herein to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age, religion, and ability status. Specific ethical codes are cited in which quandaries may arise vis?à?vis cultural

  17. National Science Education Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This book provides lists of national education standards from the National Academy of Science. It was created by contributions from science educators, scientists, and experts from across the country. These provide science literacy standards, offer proven teaching practices, and outline classroom and district level curriculum design. The book can be purchased from the National Academies Press or read here for free by selecting sections from the Table of Contents.

  18. The value of intercultural competence for performance of multicultural teams

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    Alexei V. Matveev; Richard G. Milter

    2004-01-01

    Managers working in multinational companies carry out their organizational goals through multicultural teams. Performance of multicultural teams can be examined from an intercultural communication perspective. Executives, managers, management consultants, and educators interested in improving multicultural team performance need to know about intercultural competence and how it affects team performance. This article provides a working definition of high-performance multicultural teams and

  19. Whole Language: Multicultural by Definition.

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    Wells, Deborah

    1994-01-01

    States that in education journal articles it is apparent that "multicultural" is the new buzz word. Argues that while multicultural awareness is important, the surface treatment of the issue of diversity in America may obscure the more serious problems that minority groups face. Concludes that with effort, schools can be transformed into truly…

  20. Argumentation in Science Education

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    Sampson, Victor; Enderle, Patrick; Grooms, Jonathon

    2013-01-01

    A "Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012) and subsequent "Next Generation Science Standards" (Achieve Inc. 2013) will substantially influence the teaching and learning of science in the United States. The "Framework," for example, calls for students to learn about several practices related to scientific…

  1. Parental Choice of Schools and Parents' Perceptions of Multicultural and Co-Existence Education: The Case of the Israeli Palestinian-Jewish Bilingual Primary Schools

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    Bekerman, Zvi; Tatar, Moshe

    2009-01-01

    The present research effort aims to better understand parental choice of the Israeli Palestinian-Jewish bilingual primary schools and its implications in contributing (or not) to fostering multicultural and co-existence educational efforts in conflict-ridden societies. The manuscript offers a short description of the educational initiative under…

  2. Global Song, Global Citizens? Multicultural Choral Music Education and the Community Youth Choir: Constituting the Multicultural Human Subject

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    This study provides a critical ethnographic examination of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir that emerged from my concerns related to mainstream community choral music education practices. The predominantly white memberships and Eurocentric repertoire of many community children's choirs suggests that traditional structures and practices are…

  3. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

  4. Reforming Science Education: Part I. The Search for a Philosophy of Science Education

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

    The call for reforms in science education has been ongoing for a century, with new movements and approaches continuously reshaping the identity and values of the discipline. The HPS movement has an equally long history and taken part in the debates defining its purpose and revising curriculum. Its limited success, however, is due not only to competition with alternative visions and paradigms (e.g. STS, multi-culturalism, constructivism, traditionalism) which deadlock implementation, and which have led to conflicting meanings of scientific literacy, but the inability to rise above the debate. At issue is a fundamental problem plaguing science education at the school level, one it shares with education in general. It is my contention that it requires a guiding “metatheory” of education that can appropriately distance itself from the dual dependencies of metatheories in psychology and the demands of socialization—especially as articulated in most common conceptions of scientific literacy tied to citizenship. I offer as a suggestion Egan’s cultural-linguistic theory as a metatheory to help resolve the impasse. I hope to make reformers familiar with his important ideas in general and more specifically, to show how they can complement HPS rationales and reinforce the work of those researchers who have emphasized the value of narrative in learning science. This will be elaborated in Part II of a supplemental paper to the present one. As a prerequisite to presenting Egan’s metatheory I first raise the issue of the need for a conceptual shift back to philosophy of education within the discipline, and thereto, on developing and demarcating true educational theories (essentially neglected since Hirst). In the same vein it is suggested a new research field should be opened with the express purpose of developing a discipline-specific “philosophy of science education” (largely neglected since Dewey) which could in addition serve to reinforce science education’s growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands.

  5. Language, culture and science education

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    Elizabeth McKinley; Pauline Mcpherson Waiti; Beverley Bell

    1992-01-01

    An area for future research in science education is that of the interaction of language, culture and science education. This paper outlines the background to current debates and development work in language, culture and science education in New Zealand, with respect to the indigenous Maori people. Concern about the participation and achievement of Maori students in science education has led

  6. Training & Education - Implementation Science

    Cancer.gov

    NCI’s Implementation Science Team has developed a series of training and education opportunities and resources, including conferences, a presentation archive, and monthly webinars. To keep up with the latest from the IS team, subscribe to receive our updates.

  7. Computers and Science Education

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    Lewis, R.

    1975-01-01

    Explains the educational value of computer simulations in general and provides specific areas of computer application in teaching of chemistry, biology, and physics. Explains the application of instructional materials developed in the Chelsea Science Simulation Project. (GS)

  8. Democracy and Education in a Multicultural Scandinavia: What Mandate Is Designated to Educators?

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    Biseth, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates how education legislation in Denmark, Norway and Sweden define democracy, especially in relation to a complex society with diverse linguistic, religious and cultural practices. What tasks are assigned to educators through education policy documents pertaining to democratic values? The analysis points out that the designated…

  9. Roadmap: Special Education Deaf Education -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH fulfills writing-intensive requirement #12;Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education - Bachelor-BSE-SPED-DFED] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

  10. Globalization and Science Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bencze, J. Lawrence; Carter, Lyn; Chiu, Mei-Hung; Duit, Reinders; Martin, Sonya; Siry, Christina; Krajcik, Joseph; Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Kyunghee; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won

    2012-12-01

    Processes of globalization have played a major role in economic and cultural change worldwide. More recently, there is a growing literature on rethinking science education research and development from the perspective of globalization. This paper provides a critical overview of the state and future development of science education research from the perspective of globalization. Two facets are given major attention. First, the further development of science education as an international research domain is critically analyzed. It seems that there is a predominance of researchers stemming from countries in which English is the native language or at least a major working language. Second, the significance of rethinking the currently dominant variants of science instruction from the perspectives of economic and cultural globalization is given major attention. On the one hand, it is argued that processes concerning globalization of science education as a research domain need to take into account the richness of the different cultures of science education around the world. At the same time, it is essential to develop ways of science instruction that make students aware of the various advantages, challenges and problems of international economic and cultural globalization.

  11. Globalization and Science Education

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bencze, J. Lawrence; Carter, Lyn; Chiu, Mei-Hung; Duit, Reinders; Martin, Sonya; Siry, Christina; Krajcik, Joseph; Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Kyunghee; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won

    2013-06-01

    Processes of globalization have played a major role in economic and cultural change worldwide. More recently, there is a growing literature on rethinking science education research and development from the perspective of globalization. This paper provides a critical overview of the state and future development of science education research from the perspective of globalization. Two facets are given major attention. First, the further development of science education as an international research domain is critically analyzed. It seems that there is a predominance of researchers stemming from countries in which English is the native language or at least a major working language. Second, the significance of rethinking the currently dominant variants of science instruction from the perspectives of economic and cultural globalization is given major attention. On the one hand, it is argued that processes concerning globalization of science education as a research domain need to take into account the richness of the different cultures of science education around the world. At the same time, it is essential to develop ways of science instruction that make students aware of the various advantages, challenges and problems of international economic and cultural globalization.

  12. Storied Understandings: Bringing Aboriginal Voices to Canada's Multicultural Discourse

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    Syed, Khalida Tanvir

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the implications and complexities of Canada's multicultural policies for aboriginal students in its post-secondary education systems. The author, a Pakistani-Canadian multicultural educator, interviewed an Aboriginal-Canadian multicultural educator, to discuss the cultural differences, divisions, and resistances between…

  13. Surveying Educational Science.

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    Tenorth, Heinz-Elmar

    1990-01-01

    Examines the fundamental issues of empirical research on academic disciplines, focusing on the field of education. Outlines the context and central aspects of empirical research with reference to academic disciplines. Seeks to enhance the position of empirical research on academic disciplines, within the self-reflection of educational science in…

  14. Groundwater in Science Education

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    Dickerson, Daniel L.; Penick, John E.; Dawkins, Karen R.; Van Sickle, Meta

    2007-01-01

    Although clean, potable groundwater constitutes one of our most valuable resources, few students or science educators hold complete and appropriate understandings regarding the concept. Recent studies that focus on secondary students' and preservice science teachers' understandings of groundwater found little difference between the groups'…

  15. Linking Formal and Informal Science Education through Science Education Standards.

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    Hofstein, Avi; Bybee, Rodger W.; Legro, Patrice L.

    1997-01-01

    Introduces the National Science Education Standards and suggests that the Standards be used as a mechanism for bridging formal and informal science education. Based on a review of the educational effectiveness of science museums, specific science content from the Standards is outlined as potentially useful in informal settings for increasing…

  16. Thinking differently about cultural diversity: Using postcolonial theory to (re)read science education

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    Carter, Lyn

    2004-11-01

    This paper makes use of postcolonial theory to think differently about aspects of cultural diversity within science education. It briefly reviews some of the increasing scholarship on cultural diversity, and then describes the genealogy and selected key themes of postcolonial theory. Postcolonial theory as oppositional or deconstructive reading practice is privileged, and its practical application illustrated by using some of these key ideas to (re)read Gloria Snively and John Corsiglia's (2001) article Discovering indigenous science: implications for science education and their rejoinder, from the special issue of Science Education (Vol. 85, pp. 6-34) on multiculturalism and science education. While many would regard the expressed views on diversity, inclusivity, multiculturalism, and sustainability to be just and equitable, postcolonial analysis of the texts reveals subtle and lingering referents that unwittingly work against the very attitudes Snively and Corsiglia (2001) seek to promote. Such postcolonial analyses open up thinking about the material and cultural conditions in which science education is produced, circulated, interpreted, and enacted. They also privilege a unique methodology already prominent in academic inquiry that is yet to be well explored within science education. Finally, I conclude this paper with some general comments regarding postcolonialism and the science education scholarship on cultural diversity.

  17. Third World Science: Development Education through Science Teaching.

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    Williams, Iolo Wyn

    Third World Science (TWS) materials were developed to add a multicultural element to the existing science curriculum of 11-16-year-old students. TWS attempts to develop an appreciation of the: (1) boundless fascination of the natural world; (2) knowledge, skills, and expertise possessed by ordinary men and women everywhere; (3) application of…

  18. Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education. Multicultural Education Series

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    Teranishi, Robert T.

    2010-01-01

    Highly respected scholar Robert Teranishi draws on his vast research to present this timely and compelling examination of the experience of Asian Americans in higher education. "Asians in the Ivory Tower" explores why and how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are important to our nation's higher education priorities and places the…

  19. Mapping Multiculturalism.

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    Gordon, Avery, Ed.; Newfield, Christopher, Ed.

    Multiculturalism has become a major framework for analyzing intergroup relations in the United States, but the meanings of the term have become less and less clear. The 26 essays in this collection map the terrain of multiculturalism in its varied dimensions and discuss its future. The scholars represented, link the complex cultural questions of…

  20. Multicultural Metaphors

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    J. Mark Halstead

    The various discourses of multiculturalism are simply overflowing with metaphors. Racists may talk of ‘mongrel’ cultures and warn of the dangers of ‘contagion’, ‘seepage’, ‘contamination’ and ‘violation’. The supporters of multiculturalism, on the contrary, see it as culturally ‘enriching’, a ‘patchwork quilt’, a colourful ‘tapestry’, a ‘harmonising blend’ of diverse cultures and traditions. The relationship between the different cultures that

  1. Communicating for Diversity: Using Teacher Discussion Groups to Transform Multicultural Education

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    De La Mare, Danielle M.

    2014-01-01

    The author argues that in order to create space for authentic multicultural engagement in the face of Eurocentric norms, teachers should form discussion groups that follow five basic guidelines: engage, don't enrage; be comfortable with negative emotion; watch for and change unproductive language; talk about everything; and engage in…

  2. Designing Curriculum Materials for Multicultural Education: Lessons from an Australian Development Project.

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    Kennedy, Kerry J.; McDonald, Gilbert

    1986-01-01

    Describes the decision-making processes in an Australian multicultural curriculum development project that portrayed the life styles of ethnic groups from the Indian Ocean region. Describes four issues that emerged during the project and the complex process through which these issues were resolved. Includes references. (MD)

  3. Multicultural Educational Policies: A Correlational Investigation of Cultural Competencies and Feelings of Inclusion

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    Chiu, Yen-Yen L.

    2012-01-01

    The quantitative correlational research study investigated the statistical relationship between school certificated staff perceptions of the multicultural inclusivity of school policies and fifth through ninth grade students' feelings of school belonging. The study was located in a community of San Diego, California with 77 employed…

  4. A Web 2.0-Based Collaborative Model for Multicultural Education

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    Hossain, Md. Mokter; Aydin, Hasan

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Web 2.0 is a collaborative web development platform that has had tremendous usage in building effective, interactive, and collaborative virtual societies at home and abroad. Multicultural study is another trend that has tremendous possibilities to help people in the fight against racism and enables them to become active members of a…

  5. Center for Bilingual Multicultural Education Research and Service. Monograph Series, Vol. 1 No. 3.

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    Garcia-Moya, Rodolfo, Ed.

    The first of three papers in this publication describes the Harrison School District Bilingual Demonstration Project, a modified curriculum and instructional program which builds on the children's experiences and extends their culture and their view of it in a bilingual, multicultural school environment available to both English speaking and…

  6. Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan: An Interactive Perspective. Asia's Transformations

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    Tsuneyoshi, Ryoko, Ed.; Okano, Kaori H., Ed.; Boocock, Sarane, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This volume examines how Japan's increasingly multicultural population has impacted on the lives of minority children and their peers at school, and how schools are responding to this trend in terms of providing minority children with opportunities and preparing them for the adult society. The contributors focus on interactions between individuals…

  7. Effects of Cooperative Learning on Junior Secondary School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes to Multicultural Education Concepts in Social Studies

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    Salako, Ekima C.; Eze, Ifeoma R.; Adu, Emmanuel O.

    2013-01-01

    Knowledge and attitudes to multicultural education concepts in Social Studies are invaluable experiences of analysing various cultures in today's interdependent world. It increases students' capacity for intellectual open-mindedness and global perspective about issues. Equity pedagogy exists when teachers modify their teaching strategies…

  8. "You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today": Professors' Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses

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    Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Dotson, Erica K.; Ford, Jillian C.; Roberts, Mari Ann

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors Dunn, Dotson, Ford, and Roberts, discuss the ways they, as professors of multicultural education with different identities and experiences, attempt to understand and respond to students' implicit or explicit resistance in their classes. Though there has been a broad range of literature on student resistance, the…

  9. A Descriptive Study of Multicultural Sensitivity at Two Rural Higher Education Institution Settings through a Survey of Those Institutions' Faculty

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    Patnaik, Sumeeta

    2012-01-01

    The study examined the placement of faculty on the Continuum of Multicultural Sensitivity at two rural higher education institutions located in the Appalachian region, which includes the states of Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. This placement determined whether there were any significant differences…

  10. The Role of the Department of Health and Other Key Institutions in the Promotion of Equal Opportunities, Multi-Cultural and Anti-Racist Issues in Nurse Education.

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    Foolchand, M. K.

    2000-01-01

    The role of Britain's Department of Health, the United Kingdom Central Council, and the English National Board in implementing equal opportunity, multicultural, and antiracist policies in nursing education was reviewed. Major policies have neglected or marginalized equity and racism issues. Ideologies underlying social and health policies are…

  11. Spanish Education and Chinese Immigrants in a New Multicultural Context: Cross-cultural and Interactive Perspectives in the Study of Language Teaching Methods

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    Miguel Pérez Milans

    2006-01-01

    In this paper I analyse aspects of the new multicultural context which has been transforming Spanish society over the last few decades. Current demographic changes in Spain contrast with traditional ideologies and practices which are still prevalent in schools. As a consequence of these contradictions, students from other educational systems and cultures, with different languages and background knowledge that are

  12. Interpreting Civic Education in American Educational Thought from Progressivism Through Multiculturalism

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    Williams, Jeremy Kelton

    2012-10-19

    construct that is, in turn, influenced by the ideas and events of the period. Therefore, what is often perceived as a decline in citizenship education in schools, is actually a shift in the values of citizenship....

  13. Beyond Comfort Zones in Multiculturalism. Confronting the Politics of Privilege. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.

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    Jackson, Sandra, Ed.; Solis, Jose, Ed.

    Demystifying some of the implications of multiculturalism might allow the opportunity to ground the field in the basic exercise of cultural affirmation, self-determination. Contributors to this book affirm that self-determination and moving beyond the comfort zones to which multiculturalism has advanced are essential to seeing multiculturalism as…

  14. Science, Worldviews, and Education

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    Gauch, Hugh G.

    2009-06-01

    Whether science can reach conclusions with substantial worldview import, such as whether supernatural beings exist or the universe is purposeful, is a significant but unsettled aspect of science. For instance, various scientists, philosophers, and educators have explored the implications of science for a theistic worldview, with opinions spanning the spectrum from positive to neutral to negative. To delineate a mainstream perspective on science, seven key characterizations or “pillars” of science are adopted from position papers from the world’s largest scientific organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Based on those pillars and an examination of scientific method, I argue that the presuppositions and reasoning of science can and should be worldview independent, but empirical and public evidence from the sciences and humanities can support conclusions that are worldview distinctive. I also critique several problematic perspectives: asserting that science can say nothing about worldviews and the opposite extreme of insisting that science decisively supports one particular worldview; weakening science so severely that it lacks truth claims; and burdening science with unnecessary presuppositions. Worldview-distinctive conclusions based on empirical evidence are suitable for individual convictions and public discussions, but not for institutional endorsements and scientific literacy requirements.

  15. Life Sciences Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Life Sciences Education journal started publishing peer-reviewed articles in spring 2002 on life science education at the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The journal takes a broad view of the life sciences, and they frequently feature pieces on math, chemistry, neurosciences, genetics, and other fields. The articles are written by professionals engaged in teaching biology teaching in a variety of educational environments, and first-time visitors may wish to start by looking over the "Most-Read Articles" area. Here they will find pieces such as "Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners" and "Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tools". Visitors can also search for articles in the archive and also look at the "Most-Cited Articles" section. Finally, users can also sign up to receive updates about new additions to the journal.

  16. First Year Teacher Education Candidates: What Are Their Perceptions about Multicultural Education?

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    Ford, Theron N.; Quinn, Linda

    2010-01-01

    In order for some minority groups to perform well academically, they need to develop a positive relationship with their teachers. Given the ongoing cultural difference between the majority of the teaching workforce and the student population, the question for teacher education programs is how they might assist future teachers in developing…

  17. Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Multicultural Education Series

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    Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

    2011-01-01

    This practical handbook will introduce readers to social justice education, providing tools for developing "critical social justice literacy" and for taking action towards a more just society. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this book offers a collection of detailed and engaging explanations of key concepts in…

  18. Some Problems of Identity and Education: A Comparative Examination of Multicultural Education.

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    Grant, Nigel

    1997-01-01

    Considers issues concerning the education of minorities, in Europe and elsewhere, by examining the vexed question of the nature of identity. Offers the concept of identity "markers," now most commonly nationality and citizenship, but changeable in times of crisis. Discusses culture switching, intermediate or multiple cultural identities,…

  19. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Chemistry/ScienceEducation

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    Morris, Joy

    Chemistry ___Chemistry 3830 - Inorganic Chemistry I ___Chemistry 3840 - Inorganic Chemistry II List CBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Chemistry/ScienceEducation This is a planning guide and Science or Faculty of Education for advising information. Program Planning Guide Major in Chemistry: www.uleth.ca/artsci/chemistry

  20. Science Education - Deja Vu Revised.

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    Walsh, John

    1982-01-01

    Summarizes views expressed and issues raised at the National Convocation on Precollege Education in Mathematics and Science and another meeting to establish a coalition of affiliates for science and mathematics education. (DC)

  1. Roadmap: Special Education Educational Interpreter -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Special Education ­ Educational Interpreter - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-SPED-EI] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Introduction to Deaf Studies 3 C Fulfills writing-intensive requirement ASL 29201 American Sign Language III

  2. Using place-based concepts, multicultural lenses, and hands-on experience to broaden participation in the sciences for native youth

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    Flick, K. C.; Keepseagle, L.

    2013-12-01

    Broadening the participation of Native Americans in the geosciences is an important yet challenging goal. The perspectives of native and typically underserved populations can contribute to pushing the geosciences to address emerging scientific, social, and cultural issues that are relevant for questions geoscience fields ask, as well as their future applications. We will discuss the multicultural learning processes implemented in a sustainability and bioenergy education project which is centered in science and culture and characterized by cross-institutional partnerships. The Place-Based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High Hopes (POSOH) project seeks to develop strategies for preparing all learners--including typically underserved youth from non-mainstream cultures--to pursue bioenergy- and sustainability-related studies and careers, while exploring the contributions of traditional and scientific ways of knowing to our understanding of ecosystems and sustainability. The project serves the Northeastern WI bioregion, which includes three nearby Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge-Munsee reservations; the College of Menominee Nation, an accredited tribally controlled community college; and the surrounding community. It also encompasses cross-institutional partnerships spanning several large education and research institutions across Northeastern United States. We will provide an overview of the project and detail more specifically our experiences with the high school Sustainability Leadership Cohort model to discuss our learning process and the successes and gaps we have discovered along the way. The learning framework includes (a) collaborative curriculum design and development, (b) high school sustainability engagement activities, and (c) undergraduate internship opportunities. The High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) is led by the College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute in collaboration with its POSOH partners. Through field trips to broaden perspective, self-directed action research projects, and formal and informal classroom settings, the SLC serves as a stepping stone for students to discover Science/Math/ Technology-related careers and interact with people and professionals of all ages who pursue these careers. SLC participation empowers young students so they may one day serve as leaders and roles models to positively influence their classmates, schools, and communities for future generations. Through this collaborative education design process we have used place-based concepts, multicultural lenses, and hands-on experiences to explore reciprocal learning relationships which broaden participation of native students in geosciences and geoscientists' participation in cultural teachings.

  3. Issues in Science Education: Changing Purposes of Science Education.

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    Williamson, Stan

    This paper addresses the role of science education in today's society and the objectives of instruction in science. Observing that science cannot solve all of the problems of the world, and that science education has had little effect on the willingness of the general public to accept superstitions, the author argues that instructional approaches…

  4. The Impact of Homogeneous vs. Heterogeneous Collaborative Learning Groups in Multicultural Classes on the Achievement and Attitudes of Nine Graders towards Learning Science

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    Faris, Ahmed O.

    2009-01-01

    The current study aims at investigating the impact of homogeneous versus heterogeneous collaborative learning grouping in multicultural classes on the students' achievements and attitudes towards learning science. In the present study, heterogeneity was unpacked through two dimensions: the cultural background, represented by the different…

  5. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges

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    Hess, Shelly L.; Uerling, Donald F.; Piland, William E.

    2012-01-01

    This examination of the current status of multicultural education among California community colleges emerged from a perspective that the inclusion of multicultural education has become a major goal of California's leaders within the past five years. The literature revealed minority students tend to have lower retention rates because they become…

  6. Projects and Prospects: Art in Multicultural Society.

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    City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.

    Practical ways in which visual arts may contribute to multicultural education are explored in eight conference papers. A welcoming address describes the objectives of the meeting and the role of multicultural education in the schools. The first paper describes the role of the art gallery in the community. Examples of programs offered by a local…

  7. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography: Multiculturalism in the Aquatic Sciences

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    The MAS program was initiated in 2001 to establish a database and electronic resources to link minority students interested in the aquatic sciences and to enhance their participation in aquatic science community activities and careers. The site includes program history, a program directory, directory registration form, profiles of minority aquatic scientists, resources, and information on the ASLO-Hampton University project.

  8. Parental choice of schools and parents’ perceptions of multicultural and co?existence education: the case of the Israeli Palestinian–Jewish bilingual primary schools

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    Zvi Bekerman; Moshe Tatar

    2009-01-01

    The present research effort aims to better understand parental choice of the Israeli Palestinian–Jewish bilingual primary schools and its implications in contributing (or not) to fostering multicultural and co?existence educational efforts in conflict?ridden societies. The manuscript offers a short description of the educational initiative under examination and the socio?political contexts within which it has evolved. The research was conducted using

  9. LIBERAL SCIENCE TEACHER EDUCATION REVISITED

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    Oleg Popov

    The paper discusses challenges appearing in the value-based work in science teacher education in Sweden and other European countries. An analysis is offered of some aspects of emotional, intellectual and pedagogical values in the light of theoretical elaborations and practices of liberal science education developed during the 1950s. Currently, the science teacher education faces the situation in which the values

  10. Rural Science Education Program

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    Intress, C. [New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The Rural Science Education Project is an outreach program of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with the goal of helping rural elementary schools improve science teaching and learning by using local natural environmental resources. This program is based on the assumption that rural schools, so often described as disadvantaged in terms of curricular resources, actually provide a science teaching advantage because of their locale. The natural environment of mountains, forests, ponds, desert, or fields offers a context for the study of scientific concepts and skills that appeals to many youngsters. To tap these resources, teachers need access to knowledge about the rural school locality`s natural history. Through a process of active participation in school-based workshops and field site studies, teachers observe and learn about the native flora, fauna, geology, and paleontology of their community. In addition, they are exposed to instructional strategies, activities, and provided with materials which foster experimential learning. This school-museum partnership, now in its fifth year, has aided more than 800 rural teachers` on-going professional development. These educators have, in turn, enhanced science education throughout New Mexico for more than 25,000 students.

  11. Thomas Kuhn's impact on science education: What lessons can be learned?

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    Matthews, Michael R.

    2004-01-01

    Thomas Kuhn has had an impact in all academic fields. In science education, Kuhnian themes are especially noticeable in conceptual change research, constructivist theorizing, and multicultural education debates. Unfortunately the influence is frequently compromised by researchers having a limited understanding of Kuhn's original ideas, little exposure to the tradition of philosophical opposition to Kuhn's theories, and minimal appreciation of how Kuhn progressively qualified his initial irrationalist'' views of scientific development. One lesson to be learnt is that the science education community should more seriously and effectively engage with on-going debates and analysis in the history and philosophy of science. This is the same lesson that was learnt from the science education community's wholesale embrace of logical empiricism during the 1950s and 1960s. Another lesson is that there are powerful disciplinary, institutional, and subcultural barriers that mitigate against science educators seriously engaging with historical and philosophical scholarship.

  12. Gender and Computer Science Education

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    Galpin, Vashti

    Gender and Computer Science Education Vashti Galpin vashti@cs.wits.ac.za http://www.cs.wits.ac.za/~vashti Technical Report: 1992-05 April 1992 Department of Computer Science University of the Witwatersrand Private Science Education course that was presented as part of the MSc in Computer Science by Coursework

  13. Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.

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    British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

    This issue, number 35 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities; and (2) Overseas and international science activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. British science activities include: (1)…

  14. Education for Health Sciences Librarianship

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    Linda C. Smith

    1998-01-01

    Important organizations in the education of health sciences librarians include graduate schools of library and information science (LIS), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This paper provides an overview of education for health sciences librarianship by considering its development, current status, and possible future evolution. Because health sciences librarians place a strong emphasis on

  15. Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    At the heart of the University of Southern California's Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research site are its annotated links to resources in eleven topical categories, including paraeducator resources, bilingual and multicultural resources, and technology in education resources. In addition, there are annotated links to African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian-American, and Native American resources, as well as full text articles in the topic.

  16. Science Education & Civic Engagement

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The mission of the Science Education & Civic Engagement Journal is "to explore constructive connections between science education and civic engagement that will enhance both experiences for our students." The journal is edited by an international team, including professors from the University of Johannesburg and Santa Clara University. The journal has been published twice a year since 2007 and visitors can access all of the issues on this site. On the homepage, visitors can look over recently published articles, such as "Designing Healthy Meals to Counter Nutrition-Related Diseases: A Learning Activity." Also, visitors can read over submission guidelines, learn about the editorial board, and also look through back issues for articles of interest.

  17. Transforming Undergraduate Science Education

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    McCray, R.

    2001-12-01

    I'll describe: (1) how efforts to transform Astronomy 101 align with the goals the NRC Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, which I chair; (2) how information technology might be used to advance these goals; and (3) some experiences from our efforts to transform astronomy 101 at the University of Colorado. My work has been supported by grants from the NSF and the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign.

  18. Center for Science Education 2011 -2012

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    by supporting educators at the K-12 level, higher education and in informal science arenas. The CSE offersCenter for Science Education Handbook 2011 - 2012 #12;2 Contents Center for Science Education for Science Education Background The Center for Science Education is part of the College of Liberal Arts

  19. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializationsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ ScienceEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2011/2012 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  20. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializationsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ ScienceEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2009/2010 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  1. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education (K-3) · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in EducationBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ ScienceEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2012/2013 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  2. Informal Science Education. An NSTA position statement.

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    Science Teacher, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Clarifies the position of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) on informal science education. NSTA support of all elements of informal science education is strong and this position statement includes many specific examples of informal science education. (DDR)

  3. Nevada Underserved Science Education Program

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    Nicole Rourke; Jason Marcks

    2004-07-06

    Nevada Underserved Science Education Program (NUSEP) is a project to examine the effect of implementing new and innovative Earth and space science education curriculum in Nevada schools. The project provided professional development opportunities and educational materials for teachers participating in the program.

  4. Antonio Gramsci, Education and Science

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    Balampekou, Matina; Floriotis, Georgis

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores how the ideas of a great political thinker and philosopher Antonio Gramsci, are relevant to education and science and to critical science education. One of the main points in Gramsci's analysis is the social value and impact of certain aspects of the superstructure. He understands that education is a means which can be used for…

  5. Equity and Science Education Reform.

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    Lynch, Sharon J.

    This volume is for science educators who are concerned about exploring what it means to promote science literacy for all, equity and excellence, and standards-based reform. A hard look is taken at science education reform efforts and the issues it raises for learners who differ along gender, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, linguistic lines, or…

  6. Essays on Computer Science Education

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    Galpin, Vashti

    Essays on Computer Science Education Vashti Galpin vashti@cs.wits.ac.za http://www.cs.wits.ac.za/~vashti Technical Report: 1992-03 April 1992 Department of Computer Science University of the Witwatersrand Private requirements for the Computer Science Education course that was presented as part of the MSc in Computer

  7. The Multicultural Pavillion: EdTech & Digital Divide

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    The Multicultural Pavillion is part of EdChange, a website is founded and maintained by Paul C. Gorski, Ph.D., which provides "resources and dialogue for equity in education." This section on Ed Tech & Digital Divide offers online resources and articles on the digital divide and multicultural e-learning. Gorksi has also posted a 28-page report that combines various conference presentations, articles, and research he has done over the past three years on Multicultural Education and the Internet: Tools, Resources, and Commentary. Other sections of the Multicultural Pavillion offer listservs, historical documents, news updates, awareness activities, a poetry journal, movie reviews, songs for initiating multicultural dialogue, a working definition of multicultural education, and other resources on multicultural education and teacher action research.

  8. Race/Ethnicity, Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, and Multicultural Counseling Competence: The Moderating Effects of Multicultural Counseling Training

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    Chao, Ruth Chu-Lien; Wei, Meifen; Good, Glenn E.; Flores, Lisa Y.

    2011-01-01

    Increasing trainees' multicultural counseling competence (MCC) has been a hot topic in counseling. Scholars have identified predictors (e.g., race/ethnicity, color-blindness) of MCC, and educators provide multicultural training for trainees. Using a sample of 370 psychology trainees, this study examined whether multicultural training (a) moderated…

  9. Is Christian Education Compatible With Science Education?

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    Martin, Michael

    Science education and Christian education are not compatible if by Christian education one means teaching someone to be a Christian. One goal of science education is to give students factual knowledge. Even when there is no actual conflict of this knowledge with the dogmas of Christianity, there exists the potential for conflict. Another goal of science education is to teach students to have the propensity to be sensitive to evidence: to hold beliefs tentatively in light of evidence and to reject these beliefs in the light of new evidence if rejection is warranted by this evidence. This propensity conflicts with one way in which beliefs are often taught in Christian education: namely as fundamental dogmas, rather than as subject to revision in the light of the evidence.

  10. Helping Teacher Candidates Examine Their Multicultural Attitudes

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    Szabo, Susan; Anderson, Gina

    2009-01-01

    This article reports the results of a study evaluating the impact of entry-level teacher education course work on teacher candidates' multicultural attitudes. The authors were interested in finding out which curriculum was the most effective at helping teacher candidates examine their multicultural attitudes and at the same time enhancing their…

  11. Science Fiction and Science Education.

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    Cavanaugh, Terence

    2002-01-01

    Uses science fiction films such as "Jurassic Park" or "Anaconda" to teach science concepts while fostering student interest. Advocates science fiction as a teaching tool to improve learning and motivation. Describes how to use science fiction in the classroom with the sample activity Twister. (YDS)

  12. Environmental Health Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Developed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, this website provides access to quality educational resources that deal with this timely topic. As one might expect, the site is divided into three primary sections: students, teachers, and scientists. With this rock-solid triumvirate, visitors can peruse these sections for specific materials that will be of use for their own specific purposes. In the students section, visitors can find links that will assist them with their assignments, and also learn from a number of interactive activities that deal with topics such as food safety, public health, and water pollution. Educators will breathe a sigh of relief when they get to the Teachers section, as it is easy to navigate, and it contains over sixty separate pieces of curricular material, all arranged by subject area (such as cancer or assays).

  13. Quality tools in science education

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    Blanton, Patricia

    2002-03-01

    At a recent Science Teachers' State Convention, I attended a session called "Quality Tools in Science Education" and was introduced to an approach to classroom management and student involvement modeled after an industry practice called TQM (total quality management).

  14. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education

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    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru International Centre for Theoretical Science (ICTS), Bengaluru School Physics School of Technology & Computer Science TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS Science · Mathematics · Physics · Science Education Subjects 3 #12;Homi Bhabha Centre for Science

  15. School Management in Multicultural Contexts

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    Lopez, Mercedes Cuevas

    2008-01-01

    This research was carried out in Ceuta, Spain, with the aim of understanding leader's perceptions of multicultural education, their role as leaders and the educative environment of their centres. The city of Ceuta is exceptional: four major cultures coexist in this city (Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu), along with a fifth negligible minority…

  16. African Americans and Multicultural Education: A Proposed Remedy for Disproportionate Special Education Placement and Underinclusion in Gifted Education

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    Harris, J. John, III; Brown, Elinor L.; Ford, Donna Y.; Richardson, Jeanita W.

    2004-01-01

    This article examines the root causes for the overrepresentation of African American students in special education classes and their under representation in gifted and talented programs in America's public schools. The article (a) provides a historic overview of the legal struggles for educational equity, (b) examines key issues surrounding the…

  17. Dialogic Global Studies for Multicultural Technology Assessment

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    Durakovic, Emina; Feigl, Britta Marion; Fischer, Bettina Marion; Fleck, Christopher; Galler, Lisa-Maria; Heinrich, Johannes; Kulmer, Karin; Kurzweil, Birgitta; Scholze, Markus; Sperl, Raphael Stefan; Unterkofler, Rene; Remele, Kurt; Matzenberger, Julian; Ahamer, Gilbert

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show a practical case of dialogic web-based learning that has provided a set of questions analysing two complex technological projects in "southern" countries with effects on multicultural equity. Design/methodology/approach: Structured online review processes in multicultural and systems science curricula…

  18. Positive Behavioral Support: A Proactive Strategy for Minimizing Behavior Problems in Urban Multicultural Youth

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    Utley, Cheryl A.; Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Smith, Anne; Draper, Ingrid L.

    2002-01-01

    . J. (2001). School reform and multicultural learners with emotional and behavioral disorders: Issues, challenges, and solutions. In C. A. Utley & F. E. Obiakor (Eds.), Special education, multicultural education, and school reform: Components...

  19. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education (K-3) · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in EducationBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ MathematicsEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2012/2013 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  20. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

    E-print Network

    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    of Education offers 19 minors and three specializations (Early Childhood Education, Special/Inclusive Education, and Technology in Education).A minor consists of five non-Education courses and one curriculum and instructionBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ ScienceEducation Calendar Year

  1. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

    E-print Network

    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializationsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ MathematicsEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2011/2012 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  2. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

    E-print Network

    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    : · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializationsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ MathematicsEducation N a m e or Faculty of Education for advising information. Calendar Year: 2009/2010 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education

  3. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

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    Tennessee, University of

    Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour distance education Selected Courses in Applied Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Applied Educational Psychology program are taught by faculty with esteemed national

  4. Race/ethnicity, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competence: the moderating effects of multicultural counseling training.

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    Chao, Ruth Chu-Lien; Wei, Meifen; Good, Glenn E; Flores, Lisa Y

    2011-01-01

    Increasing trainees' multicultural counseling competence (MCC) has been a hot topic in counseling. Scholars have identified predictors (e.g., race/ethnicity, color-blindness) of MCC, and educators provide multicultural training for trainees. Using a sample of 370 psychology trainees, this study examined whether multicultural training (a) moderated racial/ethnic differences on MCC and (b) changed the relationship between color-blindness and MCC. Results indicated a significant interaction effect of race/ethnicity (i.e., White vs. ethnic minority) and multicultural training on multicultural awareness, but not on multicultural knowledge. Specifically, at lower levels of training, racial/ethnic minority trainees had significantly higher multicultural awareness than their White counterparts; at higher levels of training, no significant difference was found. Described differently, more training significantly enhanced Whites' multicultural awareness, but did not enhance racial/ethnic minority trainees' awareness. Additionally, there was a significant interaction effect of color-blindness and multicultural training on multicultural knowledge, but not on multicultural awareness. The association between color-blindness and multicultural knowledge was stronger at higher levels of multicultural training than at lower levels of training. Alternatively, the effect of training on enhancing knowledge was stronger for those with lower color-blindness than for those with higher color-blindness. PMID:21171743

  5. Desettling Expectations in Science Education

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    Bang, M.; Warren, B.; Rosebery, A. S.; Medin, D.

    2012-01-01

    Calls for the improvement of science education in the USA continue unabated, with particular concern for the quality of learning opportunities for students from historically nondominant communities. Despite many and varied efforts, the field continues to struggle to create robust, meaningful forms of science education. We argue that "settled…

  6. Science Education Newsletter, No. 41.

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    British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

    This issue, number 41 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities, and (2) overseas and international activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to secondary school science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. Items concerning the Nuffield-Chelsea…

  7. Science education and everyday action

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    McCann, Wendy Renee Sherman

    2001-07-01

    This dissertation addresses three related tasks and issues in the larger field of science education. The first is to review of the several uses of "everydayness" at play in the science education literature, and in the education and social science literatures more generally. Four broad iterations of everydayness were found in science education, and these were traced and analyzed to develop their similarities, and contradictions. It was concluded that despite tendencies in science education research to suppose a fundamental demarcation either between professional science and everyday life, or between schools and everyday life, all social affairs, including professional science and activity in schools, are continuous with everyday life, and consist fundamentally in everyday, ordinary mundane actions which are ordered and organized by the participants to those social activities and occasions. The second task for this dissertation was to conduct a naturalistic, descriptive study of undergraduate-level physics laboratory activities from the analytic perspective of ethnomethodology. The study findings are presented as closely-detailed analysis of the students' methods of following their instructions and 'fitting' their observed results to a known scientific concept or principle during the enactment of their classroom laboratory activities. Based on the descriptions of students' practical work in following instructions and 'fitting'. The characterization of school science labs as an "experiment-demonstration hybrid" is developed. The third task of this dissertation was to synthesize the literature review and field study findings in order to clarify what science educators could productively mean by "everydayness", and to suggest what understandings of science education the study of everyday action recommends. It is argued that the significance of the 'experiment-demo hybrid' characterization must be seen in terms of an alternate program for science education research, which considers the primacy of everyday action as the foundation of teaching and learning, and casts the research-practice relationship in science education in a new light.

  8. Computational Science Education Reference Desk

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD) is part of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and it receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The aim of the CSERD is "to help students learn about computational science and to help faculty and teachers incorporate it into the classroom." First-time visitors can learn more in the "Getting Started" area and they can also sign up to create their own account to store various resources for future use. Users can dive right in by clicking on the "Featured Collection" on the left-hand side of the page and there's even a "featured Virtual Manipulative" that's worth a look. The site also contains a special area for students ("For Students") and one "For Educators" that includes information about upcoming educational workshops. Also, the Journal of Computational Science Education is worth a look as well. Finally, educators are also encouraged to submit their own resources for inclusion within the CSERD's metadata catalog.

  9. Earth Science Educational and Informational Products

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Earth Science Educational and Informational Products Electronic Availability Videocassette CD contains links to student activities and to Earth Science education sites. http://www-radar.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/education@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov Oceanography and Earth Science Education Web Pages -- For oceanography and Earth science educators; includes

  10. Science Fiction and Science Education

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    Terence Cavanaugh

    2002-03-01

    Using science fiction films in the classroom can expose students to a wide variety of science topics. The films are particularly good for identifying student misconceptions, many of which are a product of these very films. A sample lesson using the movie

  11. Literature-Oriented Multicultural Education in India. Children's Experiences with a Task-Based Folklore Lesson

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    Mehta, Venu

    2013-01-01

    diversity" pattern. This includes the diversity of religious communities, languages, ethnicities, and the minority populations in each of the states and regions that comprise the nation. Thus, theories of multicultural accommodation are one of India's…

  12. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    The Faculty of Education offers three specializations: · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializations consist of four courses and correspondingBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ ScienceEducation N a m e

  13. Early science education and astronomy

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    David Wilgenbus; Pierre Léna

    2011-01-01

    Inquiry-based science education is currently receiving a consensus as a pedagogy to teach science at primary and middle school levels, with the goal to reach all children and youngsters, no matter what their future professional choices will be. By the same token, it also greatly increases the fraction of the school population in which future technicians, engineers and sciences could

  14. Creating Benchmarks for Science Education.

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    Ahlgren, Andrew

    1993-01-01

    Project 2061 has been constructing goals for science, mathematics, and technology education since 1985, beginning with high school graduation standards (in "Science for All Americans 1989") and working toward reasonable standards for students at earlier grade levels. Projected "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" will include benchmark lists, some…

  15. Challenges for Continuing Higher Education Leadership: Economic Development in a Multicultural Society.

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    National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.

    Presentations made at a 1987 forum on continuing higher education leadership sponsored by the National University Continuing Education Association include: "Shifting Demographics: Implications for the Community and Higher Education" (David Hayes-Bautista); "Minority Issues: Central Theme or Footnote" (Sarah Melendez); "Minorities and One's College…

  16. Media Literacies and Critical Pedagogy in a Multicultural Society

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    Douglas Kellner

    A large number of educators and theorists recognize the ubiquity of media culture in contemporary society, the growing trends toward multicultural education, and the need for media literacy that addresses the issue of multicultural difference. There is growing recognition that media representations help construct our images and understanding of the world and that education must meet the dual challenges of

  17. Energy.gov: Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Department of Energy has a range of educational initiatives, and this dynamic website is part of their work. The Science Education site provides materials for kindergarten through college level students, including specialized sections for different age groups. The main section of the site contains educational videos culled from different projects, along with news updates on everything from the annual Science Bowl competition to information about participating in the solar decathlon. Further down on the homepage users will find the Read More area, which contains links to three sections: Energy Saver, Energy Today, and Energy Tomorrow. Each of these areas contains links to the department's outreach efforts at educational institutions around the United States, along with embedded resources, such as materials on training seminars and related programs. Also, under the Mission Support area, visitors can look through more detailed sections such as the Office of Science Workforce Development Program and the regional program offices that deal with science education.

  18. Migrant Culture in a Changing Society: Multicultural Europe by the Year 2000. Colloquy (Strasbourg, France, January 18-20, 1983). The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants."

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    Rey, Micheline

    The 3-day colloquy was held to discuss educational and cultural problems with a view to what European society might be like in the year 2000. Participants divided into three working groups, each focusing on one of three major themes: multicultural Europe in 2000, the role of the school in a changing society, and migrant culture and its educational

  19. Multicultural healthcare: a transatlantic project.

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    Koskinen, Liisa; Jokinen, Pirkko

    2007-01-01

    Healthcare is increasingly multicultural, posing a challenge for nurse educators in both Europe and the United States. Nursing education faculties are responding to the challenge of internationalization, for instance, by participating in international student exchange projects to foster students' intercultural competence. The authors describe an educational model constructed during a transatlantic project between European and American universities. The benefits of the project from the Finnish partner's perspective are also reported. PMID:17496825

  20. Fairness in Multicultural Assessment Systems

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    Stobart, Gordon

    2005-01-01

    This paper is about fairness (equity) in large-scale assessment systems within multicultural societies. It makes the key assumptions that fairness is fundamentally a sociocultural, rather than a technical, issue and that fair assessment cannot be considered in isolation from both the curriculum and the educational opportunities of the students.…

  1. A Digital Storytelling Project in a Multicultural Education Class for Pre-Service Teachers

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    Kobayashi, Michiko

    2012-01-01

    Technology integration is an approach which has been stressed in higher education in the USA for several decades. Many colleges and universities now offer online courses and encourage faculty to incorporate technology into courses. Technology integration in teacher education courses is particularly important. In general, pre-service teachers are…

  2. Three Educational Values for a Multicultural Society: Difference Recognition, National Cohesion and Equality

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    Blum, Lawrence

    2014-01-01

    Educational aims for societies comprising multiple ethnic, cultural and racial groups should involve three different values--recognizing difference, national cohesion and equality. Recognition of difference acknowledges and respects ethnocultural identities and in educational contexts also encourages mutual engagement across difference. National…

  3. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Volume 2.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.

    This book presents a collection of essays that reflect the experiences of educators who have responded to the challenges of cultural diversity on their campuses or within their educational regions. Essays examine instructional strategies, curriculum issues, and creating the climate for change. Essay titles and their authors are as follows:…

  4. Young People, Multiculturalism, and Educational Interventions for the Development of Empathy

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    Pagani, Camilla; Robustelli, Francesco

    2010-01-01

    As is maintained in the Seville Statement on Violence, the role of education in shaping human relations is fundamental. In order to develop effective educational interventions aiming to foster empathic relations, some important prerequisites need to be satisfied. One of these prerequisites, which is based on a constructivist model, is constituted…

  5. The interface between science education and technology education

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    John K. Gilbert

    1992-01-01

    This paper reflects on the growing importance of technology education in the school curriculum throughout the world. The nature of technology and its relationship to science are discussed. A series of models for technology education, ‘education in technology’, ‘education about technology’ and ‘education for technology’, are presented. The contribution of science education to these models is explored. A series of

  6. Roadmap: Physical Education -Health and Physical Education Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Physical Education - Health and Physical Education ­ Bachelor of Science [EH 11570 Personal Health 3 C PEP 15010 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport 3 C Offered Education - Health and Physical Education ­ Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-PEP-HPE] College of Education, Health

  7. Scientific Literacy and Thailand Science Education

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    Yuenyong, Chokchai; Narjaikaew, Pattawan

    2009-01-01

    Education and political leaders worldwide are increasingly placing emphasis on developing scientific literacy. This also is the case in Thailand with science education influenced by educational reform in 1999, in which the goals of science education are shaped by the notion of scientific literacy. Thai science education emphasizes the scientific…

  8. The National Science Education Standards

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    Audrey B. Champagne

    2000-01-01

    The authors use the 1992 challenge from the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment to frame the discussion in this article. Here is their challenge: . . . [C]reate a vision for the scientifically literate person and

  9. Problem-Based Learning: An Educational Strategy To Support Nurses Working in a Multicultural Community.

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    Blackford, Jeanine; Street, Annette

    1999-01-01

    A group of 26 nurses working with families from non-English-speaking backgrounds collaborated in the development and testing of problem-based learning packages. Their usefulness for graduate nursing programs and inservice education was demonstrated. (SK)

  10. [Secondary Career Education Activities: Science.

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    Radford City Schools, VA.

    The guide is one of a series developed in a pilot project to integrate career education concepts with subject matter in secondary grades. The units are designed to reveal career orientation aspects of traditional topics within five major subject areas: English, social studies, mathematics, science, and health and physical education. The lesson…

  11. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Seldin, Jonathan P.

    The Faculty of Education offers three specializations: · Early Childhood Education · Special/Inclusive Education · Technology in Education The specializations consist of four courses and correspondingBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ MathematicsEducation N a m e

  12. Web based Adaptive Educational Games -Exploitation in Computer Science Education

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    Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

    Web based Adaptive Educational Games - Exploitation in Computer Science Education Konstantinos- opment of educational games that support the teaching of programming are stu- died. Specifically Web based, Adaptive Edu- cational Games. A Web based Adaptive and Multiplayer Educational Game TALENT

  13. Education for Health Sciences Librarianship.

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    Smith, Linda C.

    1998-01-01

    An overview is provided of education for health sciences librarianship by considering its development, current status, and possible future evolution. Discusses the role of the professional association in providing a credentialing program for its members. Resources for the study of health sciences librarianship are appended. Contains 50 references.…

  14. The Nature of Science Education

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    Connors, Margaret M.; Perkins, Bill

    2009-01-01

    A number of studies have shown that spending time in nature produces cognitive benefits. What if a child's exposure to the out-of-doors is considered not just a beneficial extracurricular activity, but a fundamental building block to an elementary education in math and science? The Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School operates a 9:30 a.m.…

  15. CONSTRUCTIVIST COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION RECONSTRUCTED

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    Meurig Beynon

    2009-01-01

    The merits of Empirical Modelling (EM) principles and tools as a constructivist approach to computer science education are illustrated with reference to ways in which they have been used in teaching topics related to the standard computer science curriculum. The products of EM are interactive models - construals - that serve a sense-making role. Model-building proceeds in an incremental fashion

  16. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education

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    J. J. Lagowski

    1995-01-01

    Since 1991, the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. Collectively, those agreements are known as the State Systemic Initiatives (SSI's). Two complimentary programs, The Urban and Rural Systemic Initiatives (USI's and RSI's), address similar reforms in the nation's largest cities and poorest rural

  17. Power, Politics, Bilingual Education, and School Success. A Review of: "Language, Power and Pedagogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire" (Jim Cummins); "At War with Diversity: U.S. Language Policy in an Age of Anxiety" (James Crawford); and "The Politics of Multiculturalism and Bilingual Education: Students and Teachers Caught in the Cross Fire" (Carlos J. Ovando and Peter McLaren, Eds.).

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    Reyhner, Jon

    2001-01-01

    Reviews three new books about the current political battle over bilingual education, focusing on: bilingual education theory and the importance of transformative pedagogy; political analysis of bilingual education and key issues in indigenous language loss; and politics of multiculturalism. Discusses the maturation of bilingual education since…

  18. LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH MULTICULTURAL ELDERS

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    Colette Browne; Alice Broderick; Rowena Fong

    1993-01-01

    This article briefly reviews the present status of multicultural social work education and presents the results from a pilot study that explored educational strategies utilized by gerontology field instructors in multicultural settings. A variety of teaching strategies to foster culturally sensitive social work practice are identified. These strategies include the purposeful assignment of ethnic and minority clients to students, the

  19. It Takes an "'Ohana" to Educate Young Adolescents in a Multilingual, Multicultural Society

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    Deering, Paul D.

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the different problems of public school systems in Hawaii. Hawaii's schools face many challenges. They have one of the highest rates of private school attendance, in the U.S. at about 33%, while schools in the single, state-wide public school district, the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE), are seriously under-funded.…

  20. Moving beyond Test-Prep Pedagogy: Dialoguing with Multicultural Preservice Teachers for a Quality Education

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    Rodríguez, Louie F.

    2013-01-01

    In a "post-NCLB era," the schooling experiences of mostly low-income students of color continue to be consumed by a test-prep pedagogy--narrowed curriculum, low expectations, and ignored relationships. In this article the author describes a pedagogical approach using educational dialogues to engage preservice teachers to critically…

  1. Including African-American Values in Educational Discourse: Toward a Multicultural Public Philosophy.

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    Pongo, Kodzo Tita

    1995-01-01

    Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois and Walter Lippmann, this article discusses the development of African American values and their impact on African American attitudes toward education. Identifiable black American values include racial thinking (Afrocentrism), conceptions of social and economic justice, commitment to community, and passion for…

  2. Historical Perspectives on Biographies for Children as Content for Multicultural Education.

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    Morgan, Harry

    Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois were two African American scholars of the later 1800s and early 1900s who captured the imagination of both blacks and whites at various levels of society. They disagreed on how blacks should be educated and what they should be taught. Du Bois wanted blacks to become intellectuals, equal to white scholars,…

  3. Literacy Achievement and Diversity: Keys to Success for Students, Teachers, and Schools. Multicultural Education Series

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    Au, Kathryn H.

    2011-01-01

    "Literacy Achievement and Diversity" is the indispensable collection to the wisdom of respected literacy researcher Kathy Au. In this timely book, Au addresses the question of what educators can do to close the literacy achievement gap. She begins by outlining theory and research and then provides practical strategies to help teachers improve the…

  4. English as a Second Language: An Educational Overview for Multicultural and Bilingual West African Students.

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    Ubadigbo, Fidelis N.

    This paper describes cultural and educational characteristics of West African countries that may have implications for West Africans studying and learning English in the United States. Countries discussed include Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Benin, Niger, Gambia, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Mali. The structures of the systems of elementary,…

  5. A Critical Look at Four Multicultural Reform Efforts in One Urban College of Education

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    Gove, Mary K.; Volk, Dinah; Still, Kristine; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle

    2011-01-01

    This analysis encompassed four different projects that were implemented as reform initiatives at the college. The authors' collaborative work and this subsequent analysis have drawn on insights from Cochran-Smith (2004), who describes teacher education as both a "learning problem and a political problem" that involves the creation of inquiry…

  6. The Academy Is Flat: Using Technology to Create Authentic Multicultural Education

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    Roberts, Gary O.; Monroe-Baillargeon, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Thomas Freidman (2005) asserts that technology has created a transnational platform for communication, collaboration, and competition that is stimulating global opportunity for all individuals. After years of robust study abroad programs and the recent "bricks and mortar" expansion of U.S. higher education overseas, we are now seeing the true…

  7. Teaching Harry Potter: The Power of Imagination in Multicultural Classrooms. Secondary Education in a Changing World

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    Belcher, Catherine L.; Stephenson, Becky Herr

    2011-01-01

    Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and "approved" reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, often controversial, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read "Harry Potter", how they use the books and incorporate new media, and…

  8. Obstacles to Multiculturalism: The Community, Higher Education Institutions and the Schools.

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    McClain, Shirla R.; Spencer, Norma L.

    Lack of commitment, lack of knowledge, and lack of leadership allow contradictions between what is professed (appreciation of cultural diversity) and what is practiced (Anglo-oriented monoculturalism) in American education today. The traditional melting pot philosophy has failed to respect ethnic differences, and has consequently resulted in a…

  9. Using focus group methods to develop multicultural cancer pain education materials

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    Kathryn Eilene Lasch; Gail Wilkes; Lisa M. Montuori; Priscilla Chew; Christina Leonard; Stephanie Hilton

    2000-01-01

    Methods to treat cancer pain effectively have existed for more than 2 decades. However, the effective treatment of cancer pain continues to elude many patients with cancer who suffer from poor management. Although efforts to address the problem of cancer pain in the United States have acknowledged the importance of patient education and advocacy, few endeavors, to date, have attended

  10. Adult Learning, Generativity and "Successful" Aging in Multicultural Perspective: A Hmong American Educational Biography.

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    Hones, Donald F.

    This document examines the themes of adult learning, generativity, and successful aging against the backdrop of the biography of a Hmong refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1988 at the age of 35, began studying English as a second language (ESL), and continues to study ESL in adult education classes while six of his seven children…

  11. Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Schools: An Integrated Approach. Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 13.

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    Coelho, Elizabeth

    The book outlines approaches and strategies that schools and teachers can adopt to provide educational experiences meeting the needs of all learners in culturally diverse schools and classrooms, especially those in areas in which new immigrants settle. Chapter one provides an overview of the sources of cultural diversity and describes some public…

  12. Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for ALL

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    NSTA Press

    2001-01-01

    Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity covers three must-know" areas of multicultural science education: inclusive curriculum design, multicultural teaching strategies, and language diversity in science teaching and learning. With the help of this best-of collection from The Science Teacher , NSTA's journal for high school teachers, you'll find fresh ideas on how to meet the science learning needs of all students, with explicit connections to the National Science Education Standards . You'll also discover focused teaching techniques, tips on handling language diversity, practical insights on giving students an appreciation of the contributions that all cultures make to our scientific heritage, and more.

  13. Senior Science Teachers' Experience of Teaching in a Changing Multicultural Classroom: A Case Study

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    Ryan, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Demographic changes within the US are bringing significant changes in the cultural make-up of the classrooms in our schools. Results from national and state assessments indicate a growing achievement gap between the science scores of white students and students from minority communities. This gap indicates a disconnect somewhere in the science

  14. The Educational Role of Health Sciences Librarians

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    Jocelyn A. Rankin; Jean Williams Sayre

    1993-01-01

    THE EDUCATIONAL ROLE OF health sciences librarians in both academic centers and in hospitals is expanding due to influences of new educational models and growing use of technology. Innovative health sciences curricula are being applied in undergraduate and continuing education and of ten incorporate new technologies. The health sciences librarians' educational responsibilities include teaching access to the literature and other

  15. MSc Science Education and Communication Track Science Communication

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    MSc Science Education and Communication Track Science Communication 2013 - 2014 Address LorentzwegSECtion is the study association for students from Science Education and Communication and the related minors and documents of the programme: MSc Science education and Communication (SeC). Studyload 1 EC equals 28 hours

  16. Space Science and Interdisciplinary Education

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    Foing, B. H.

    The contribution of space science to an education cursus can be conceived as a series of educational modules (each including text books for teacher and pupil, exercises, CD-roms, observations or study projects, kits for hands-on projects, and Internet products from space agencies) covering different age groups (elementary 7-10, middle 10-14, high school 15-17). These modules should not be limited to the science teacher area, but must pervade in all topics of education the same way as space is part of everyday life. Space agencies can contribute to this by supporting a pilot group of teachers on sabbatical residence to develop these modules. These teachers should cover different European languages (e.g. English, French, German, other languages), different educational systems experience, and different backgrounds (Language/arts, science, history, technology). These modules could be developed in one year, in partnership with education ministers, publishers, for validation and production. They should be distributed and inserted in curricula via education authorities and networks of teachers. We list some examples of space (science) modules to be developed, in different teachers courses for a total of about 20 hours courses/yr, with basic modules for age group (7-10 yr) and Advanced Modules for (10-15 yr).

  17. The Educational Role of Health Sciences Librarians.

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    Rankin, Jocelyn A.; Sayre, Jean Williams

    1993-01-01

    Considers the expanding educational role of health sciences librarians in both academic centers and in hospitals resulting from influences of new educational models and new technology. Topics addressed include undergraduate health sciences education; continuing education; new technology and medical informatics; library educational programs;…

  18. Reading the World: Redefining Literature and History Curriculum. A Report from the Multicultural Education Summit Convened by the San Francisco Unified School District. Proceedings (San Francisco, California, March 1998).

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    Sandler, Susan; Maxton, Ashindi

    This report documents a 1998 summit that brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of multicultural education. Part 1, "Summit Proceedings," examines definitions, major topics, voices of the summit, recommendations, and the future. Part 2, "Selected Articles," includes three sections that offer articles from the…

  19. Earth Science Education in Eritrea

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    Teklay, Mengist

    1999-05-01

    In Eritrea, Earth Science Education is taught only by the Earth Sciences Department based at the College of Science, University of Asmara. Currently, the University of Asmara has eight teaching Colleges: Agriculture & Aquatic Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, and Science offering Bachelor degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in various fields. The Earth Sciences Department was established as a Geology Unit in 1983 and until 1996 offered minor and service geology courses for students of Science and Agriculture. The Department started a four-year degree programme in Geology (B.Sc. in Geology) at the beginning of the 1996/97 academic year. The B.Sc. programme in Geology provides students with a Geology major and a minor in Physics or Chemistry. Potential major organisations which employ the geology graduates include the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, as well as mining and petroleum companies which are currently active in mineral resources exploration in the country.

  20. Science Education and Worldview

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    Keane, Moyra

    2008-01-01

    Is there a place for Indigenous Knowledge in the science curriculum for a Zulu community in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa? This article argues "yes," based on a participative research and development project that discovered relevant science learning in a Zulu community. Among community concerns for relevant factual and performative knowledge,…

  1. Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education

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    Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

    2014-01-01

    The unique contributions of romanticism and romantic science have been generally ignored or undervalued in history and philosophy of science studies and science education. Although more recent research in history of science has come to delineate the value of both topics for the development of modern science, their merit for the educational field…

  2. National pride and multiculturalism.

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    Hirst, J

    1994-01-01

    The author traces trends in attitudes toward ethnic assimilation and multiculturalism in Australia. "'Hard multiculturalism' was promoted by the left-liberal intelligentsia. It valued separate ethnic cultures and denigrated mainstream Australia. It is now being supplanted by 'soft multiculturalism' which values tolerance, acceptance and inclusion, values that have long been central to mainstream Australia." PMID:12289798

  3. Space Science and Interdisciplinary Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. H. Foing

    2004-01-01

    The contribution of space science to an education cursus can be conceived as a series of educational modules (each including text books for teacher and pupil, exercises, CD-roms, observations or study projects, kits for hands-on projects, and Internet products from space agencies) covering different age groups (elementary 7-10, middle 10-14, high school 15-17). These modules should not be limited to

  4. Roadmap: Physical Education Physical Education Licensure Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Physical Education ­ Physical Education Licensure ­ Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-PEP-PEL] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Education Minor [EDUC] College of Education, Health and Human Services Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Page 1 of 3

  5. Roadmap: Physical Education Physical Education Licensure Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Physical Education ­ Physical Education Licensure ­ Bachelor of Science [EH-BS-PEP-PEL] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies Education Minor [EDUC] College of Education, Health and Human Services Catalog Year: 2013-2014 Page 1 of 3

  6. Earth System Science Education Alliance

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    R. Myers; T. Schwerin

    2007-01-01

    The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in-depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Now sponsored by NSF, the network has expanded to nearly 40 institutions of higher learning committed to teacher Earth system science

  7. Reforming Science Education: Part II. Utilizing Kieran Egan's Educational Metatheory

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-01-01

    This paper is the second of two parts and continues the conversation which had called for a shift in the conceptual focus of science education towards philosophy of education, with the requirement to develop a discipline-specific "philosophy" of science education. In Part I, conflicting conceptions of science literacy were identified with…

  8. Multicultural Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology in the United States: Still Art, Not Yet Science, and Controversial

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    Richard H. Dana

    1998-01-01

    This paper describes the status of multicultural assessment training, research, and practice in the United States. Racism, politicization of issues, and demands for equity in assessment of psychopathology and personality description have created a climate of controversy. Some sources of bias provide an introduction to major assessment issues including service delivery, moderator variables, modifications of standard tests, development of culture-specific

  9. National Computational Science Education Consortium (NCSEC)

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    Serving as a national educational computational science clearinghouse, this website offers math and science teachers everywhere an array of online educational tools and exciting teaching modules that can be used in the classroom.

  10. Promoting Children's Understanding And Interest In Science Through Informal Science Education

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Promoting Children's Understanding And Interest In Science Through Informal Science Education for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) in which university participants work in afterschool beliefs about science. Keywords: Physics education research, informal science education, elementary school

  11. Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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    Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

    Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology Distance Education Program (EdPsych Online) A 36 of educational settings. Courses in Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Educational Psychology (EdPsych Online) program are taught by faculty with esteemed national and international

  12. Multicultural Course Pedagogy: Experiences of Master's-Level Students of Color

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    Seward, Derek Xavier

    2014-01-01

    The author conducted a grounded theory study to examine multicultural training as experienced by 20 master's-level students of color enrolled in multicultural counseling courses. Findings revealed an emergent theory of student of color learning experiences and multicultural course pedagogy. Implications for counselor educators are discussed.

  13. Fostering Multicultural and Identity Development in Adult Learners through Study Tours

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    Ribeiro, Michele D.

    2005-01-01

    The author qualitatively examined adult learners' experiences on a study tour to South Africa and assessed the effectiveness of the tour as a tool for enhanced multicultural awareness. The findings may be of interest to counselors/educators who teach about multicultural issues or wish to enhance their personal growth in multiculturalism.

  14. The Utopia of Science Education

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    Castano, Carolina

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Earth System Science Education Alliance

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    R. Myers; T. Schwerin

    2006-01-01

    The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in- depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Beginning in 2006 NSF funding will enable ESSEA will expand to 40 institutions of higher learning that are committed to

  16. Critical Thinking and Science Education.

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    Byrne, Michael S.; Johnstone, Alex H.

    1987-01-01

    A discussion of the development of critical-mindedness through science education looks at scientific attitudes and the stereotype of the objective, detached scientist. It argues that critical-mindedness depends on cognitive and affective inputs as well as critical thinking ability and proposes a concept of scientific critical-mindedness and…

  17. Science Education Safety

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Downloadable guides published by the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) that provide information on laboratory safety practices in elementary and secondary schools. Topics include legal issues, the purchase, storage, and disposal of chemicals, chemical hygiene, and response to spills or accidents. There is also information on the use of plants or animals in the lab, protective equipment, laboratory layouts, glassware and electricity precautions, field-trip safety, and other topics. The site also includes a science safety checklist, recommendations for general lab safety, and links to safety information from other websites.

  18. Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master acadmique

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master académique The two-year full-time study of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized education as well as informal, inclusive and lifelong learning emphasize this growing significance. Thus

  19. Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education

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    Davson-Galle, Peter

    2004-01-01

    In this article I explore a case for the inclusion of some aspects of critical thinking and of philosophy of science within science education that appeals to two commonly accepted aims of science education. Although motivated by reading Harvey Siegel's "Educating Reason" (1988), and emerging from his discussion there, the aspects I explore go…

  20. Science Teacher Education: An International Perspective.

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    Abell, Sandra K., Ed.

    This book presents reform efforts in science teacher education from an international perspective. Chapters include: (1) "International Perspectives on Science Teacher Education: An Introduction" (Sandra K. Abell); (2) "The Development of Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Education in Australia" (Ken Appleton, Ian S. Ginns, and James J.…

  1. Innovation in Science Education - World-Wide.

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    Baez, Albert V.

    The purpose of this book is to promote improvements in science education, world-wide, but particularly in developing countries. It is addressed to those in positions to make effective contributions to the improvement of science education. The world-wide role of science education, the goals of innovative activities, past experience in efforts to…

  2. Science Education in Asia and the Pacific.

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    Cahill, Bruce, Ed.

    1984-01-01

    This bulletin presents reports on science and technology education in the countries of the Asia and Pacific region. The first section is composed of an introduction which defines science and technology and how it is dealt with both within and outside the formal education system. It also summarizes the highlights of science and technology education

  3. Teaching Science as a Cultural Way of Knowing: Merging Authentic Inquiry, Nature of Science, and Multicultural Strategies

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    Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

    2011-01-01

    Due to the growing number of students from populations underrepresented in the sciences, there is an intensified need to consider alternatives to traditional science instruction. Inquiry-based instructional approaches provide promise and possibility for engaging underrepresented students in the activities of science. However, inquiry-based…

  4. Diversity in Ocean Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    COSEE-SE provides resources and links to help improve diversity in ocean sciences. Included resources are coastal legacy resources for elementary and middle school teachers, Coastal Legacy traveling curriculum kit, documents from the Multicultural Pathways for Ocean Science Education workshop, and university and marine laboratory programs.

  5. Creationism, Evolution, and Science Education

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    Scott, Eugenie C. (National Center for Science Education) [National Center for Science Education

    2005-06-22

    Many topics in the curriculum of American schools are controversial, but perhaps the one with the longest tenure is evolution. Three arguments are made against evolution: that it is allegedly weak science ('evolution is a theory in crisis'); that it is incompatible with religion; and that it is only 'fair' to 'balance' evolution with creationism. Regardless of the appropriateness of their application to science education, all three of the arguments are made to try to restrict the teaching of evolution. Variants of the fairness argument such as balancing evolution with 'scientific alternatives to evolution' or balancing evolution with 'arguments against evolution' have in fact become the current predominant antievolutionist strategy. Current events in the creationism/evolution controversy will be reviewed, and suggestions made for how to promote sound science education in the schools.

  6. Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN) is dedicated to improving Earth system literacy through increased communication and collaboration among providers of informal Earth system education. The collection is designed for museum professionals (educators, exhibits designers, developers) as a resource of ideas, tools, traveling exhibits and online materials. The resources are web portals to organizations providing substantial informal Earth system science education. They describe educational programming, resources and exhibits that are pertinent to an informal educator.

  7. Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www.science event. Visit the SCCE website to find event dates and details: www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Attend a Co visit: www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Enroll in SCIENCE 2C00 to learn the skills for career success

  8. The Lamentable State of Science Education in Political Science.

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    Hill, Kim Quaile

    2002-01-01

    Contends that undergraduate students should become familiar with the scientific aspects of political science. Addresses seven objectives that are central to a sound education in political science. States that science education is taught in fragments in political science, stating that there is no undergraduate curriculum that meets the seven…

  9. The rationality of science, critical thinking, and science education

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    Harvey Siegel

    1989-01-01

    This paper considers two philosophical problems and their relation to science education. The first involves the rationality of science; it is argued here that the traditional view, according to which science is rational because of its adherence to (a non-standard conception of) scientific method, successfully answers one central question concerning science's rationality. The second involves the aims of education; here

  10. Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www.science information as well as the SCCE website: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Starting in September, search professional school or post-graduate program if you are planning on furthering your education. Make sure

  11. Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation

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    Talanquer, Vicente; Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista

    2007-01-01

    This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.…

  12. Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation

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    Del Morgan

    2007-11-01

    This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.

  13. Teaching multiculturalism in an age of terrorism: a business perspective

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    Donna J. Cunningham

    2005-01-01

    While the debate about the value of teaching multiculturalism has continued, recent political events have made the task more difficult. University students affected by these events are likely to bring prejudices with them to the classroom. This article presents steps that an individual Instructor can take to apply multicultural education to an existing curriculum without systemic change to institution or

  14. Shifting Boundaries and Flexible Identities within a Multicultural Canada

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    Moodley, Kogila; Adam, Heribert

    2012-01-01

    This analysis probes the evolution of Canadian multiculturalism within the national political constellation which in turn is influenced by global geopolitical trends. Rather than narrowly focusing on how and what is being taught under the rubric multiculturalism, falsely taking curricula or vacuous educational manifestos at face value, we describe…

  15. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Service of Multiculturalism

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    Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Ganayim, Asmaa

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents an online inter-group contact hypothesis (OICH) model, developed within the Israel education system, whereby online and distance learning (ODL) is used in the service of multiculturalism. The goal is to build bridges among secular and religious Arabs and Jews in Israel based on small multicultural groups and collaborative…

  16. Successful Multicultural Campus: Free from Prejudice toward Minority Professors

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    Lee, Guang-Lea; Janda, Louis

    2006-01-01

    With the heightened interest in multiculturalism in higher education, universities and colleges have sought to become multicultural institutions by recruiting faculty with diverse cultural backgrounds. Consequently the faculty of formerly predominantly White colleges throughout the country have become more diverse and it is no longer unusual to…

  17. Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education: Multicultural Education as a Tool for Reclaiming Schools Organized as Breeding Grounds for Prisons

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    Clark, Christine

    2004-01-01

    With the still relatively recent advent widespread technological innovation in the global marketplace, leading to the "information age," massive automation, and corporate capital flight to Third World labor markets, future leaders are still needed, but increasingly, future workers are not. As result, students previously educated to be future…

  18. Roadmap: Physical Education -Health and Physical Education Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Physical Education - Health and Physical Education ­ Bachelor of Science [EH 11570 Personal Health 3 C PEP 15010 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport 3 C Offered Analysis 3 C Offered in spring only #12;Roadmap: Physical Education - Health and Physical Education

  19. Partnership in Science Education

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    Stephen Bartsch (Conval High School REV)

    1995-06-30

    This is an outline for an exchange of scientific and cultural information between high schools in different regions of the world. This activity outlines a recent exchange between a high school in New Hampshire and a high school in Guam. Scientific Exchange included: Acid Rain, Air Quality, Photo Essays of the Regions, Plant and Animal Comparisons, and Earth Science Studies. The Exchange proved to be an exciting collaboration for both schools.

  20. Geologists and the Reform of Science Education.

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    Buchwald, Caryl Edward; Bybee, Rodger Wayne

    1990-01-01

    Presented is one approach to the reform of earth science education. Discussed are conceptual themes, the role of elementary school science, the development of positive science attitudes, selection of topics and the role of the geologist. (CW)

  1. Teaching science as a cultural way of knowing: merging authentic inquiry, nature of science, and multicultural strategies

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    Xenia MeyerBarbara; Barbara A. Crawford

    2011-01-01

    Due to the growing number of students from populations underrepresented in the sciences, there is an intensified need to consider\\u000a alternatives to traditional science instruction. Inquiry-based instructional approaches provide promise and possibility for\\u000a engaging underrepresented students in the activities of science. However, inquiry-based instruction without culturally relevant\\u000a pedagogy and instructional congruency, may not be sufficient to support non-mainstream students in

  2. The Multicultural Movement and Its Euphemisms.

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    Fitzgerald, Thomas K.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses educational implications of the multicultural movement, highlighting: relativism versus anti-relativism; consequences of institutionalizing differences; implications of confusing culture with identity; tensions involved in cultural identification; African Americans as an example of race, class, and education; the neglected variable of…

  3. Multicultural Resources: Including Technology and the Internet

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    Burton, Bryan

    2004-01-01

    In the fourteen years since the 1990 MENC pre-conference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, D.C., music educators have come to recognize the need to include a variety of world musics in all music curricula, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing ensembles. Accordingly, a significant increase in the…

  4. The utopia of science education

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    Castano, Carolina

    2012-09-01

    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.

  5. Libraries and the Changing Face of Academia. Responses to Growing Multicultural Populations.

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    Martin, Rebecca R.

    The impact of a changing college-student population on educational programs and services is being felt throughout American higher-education circles. This book provides an overview for librarians and educators of multicultural issues in higher education and existing library programs that is related to multicultural and international students. The…

  6. Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee

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    Finkelstein, Noah

    researchers within STEM disciplines, informed by research in the learning sciences, education, psychologyStrengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee Ehlers, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Education

  7. Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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    Dai, Pengcheng

    Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour settings. Courses in Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Educational Psychology program are taught by faculty with esteemed national and international reputations. The degree can

  8. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

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    Tennessee, University of

    Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour settings. Selected Courses in Applied Educational Psychology Courses offered via distance education for the Applied Educational Psychology program are taught by faculty with esteemed national and international

  9. Soil Science Education Homepage

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2002-03-19

    This site covers numerous aspects of soil science and addresses many soil related issues at a level that can be presented to school age children. Several sections are devoted to the relationship between humans and soil in terms of agriculture, society, ecosystems, and why soil should be studied. Also included are photographs of different soil types or soil horizons with descriptions that explain what is being seen and what processes may have contributed to the soil characteristics. There are a host of activities that can be performed in the classroom or out in the field. The features of this site appear to be updated frequently and present different issues, activities, and discussions relating to soil.

  10. GLOBE: Science and Education

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    Dixon Butler

    2003-01-01

    This article provides a brief overview of the GLOBE Program and describes its benefits to scientists, teachers, and students. The program itself is designed to use environmental research as a means to improve student achievement in basic science, mathematics, geography, and use of technology. Linking of students and scientists as collaborators is seen as a fundamental part of the process. GLOBE trains teachers to teach students how to take measurements of environmental parameters at quality levels acceptable for scientific research. Teacher training emphasizes a hands-on, inquiry-based methodology. Student-collected GLOBE data are universally accessible through the Web. An annual review over the past six years indicates that GLOBE has had a positive impact on students' abilities to use scientific data in decision-making and on students' scientifically informed awareness of the environment.

  11. National Institute for Science Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Institute for Science Education was created and funded by the National Science Foundation for five years from 1996-2001. Additional support was provided by the Helen Bader Foundation, the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. The NISE Web site contains information on all NISE projects over the five year grant period and includes copies of publications, contacts, and links to related Web sites. While numerous programs including the Systemic Reform project, the Secondary Teacher Education Project, The Why Files, and several College Level One-related projects are ongoing, the information on this site will not be updated after June 30, 2001.

  12. Educational technology usage and needs of science education in Turkey

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    Turkmen, Hakan

    The purpose of this study was to examine Turkish science teachers and pre-service teachers' attitudes towards the use of technological tools in their science lessons in Turkish colleges of education in the assist of Turkish government projects, and how science education teachers, who have earned a science education degree from western countries, influence the use technology in Turkish higher education. The research method employed were quantitative data sources, including a technology background questionnaire, which is cross-sectional design, and qualitative historical research data sources. The study analyzed the data under a cross-section or between subjects' method with four factors: Turkish science teachers; Turkish pre-service science teachers; Turkish science teachers who have earned science degrees from western universities; and Turkish graduate students whose majors are in science education in U.S. It was anticipated that an analysis of variance (ANOVA) would be used to analyze data and "level 0.05" was established. Major findings of the study include: (1) Science education faculty members who have earned science education degrees from western countries have a positive effect on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (2) Science education faculty members who have earned science degrees from Turkish universities have a limited knowledge on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (3) Science education graduate students who have been studying in science education in western countries have positive attitudes for the use of technological tools in science courses have potential to impact Turkish higher education, when they return to Turkey. (4) Most Turkish pre-service teachers know very little about effective use of technology in education. Gender differences are apparent and females consistently indicated that they knew less and hence may not integrate technological tools in their teaching. (5) Turkish pre-service or new teachers are exposed to teacher educators that do not sufficiently model the appropriate use of computers for instructional purposes, either in courses or in field experiences. The technology that is used focuses more on older and simpler instructional applications of computer technology (e.g., computer assisted instruction, word processing) and older educational technologies (e.g., overhead projectors, calculators, slides). (6) Faculty rank in general, made little vis-a-vis technology use in knowledge. Integrating technology into teaching and learning in Turkish education is a slow, time-consuming process that requires substantial levels of support and encouragement and requires patience and understanding. In light of efforts by the Turkish government, Turkish faculty members who earned their degrees from western universities, and graduate students earning degrees from American universities will be leaders on the long road to change.

  13. An Informal Elementary Science Education Program's Response to the National Science Education Reform Movement.

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    Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

    1999-01-01

    Provides an overview of informal elementary science-education programs in the United States, and features a detailed description of the Hands on Science Outreach program. Presents insights for informal elementary science-education programs trying to maintain their unique niche while conforming to the new national standards in science education.…

  14. Does science education need the history of science?

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    Gooday, Graeme; Lynch, John M; Wilson, Kenneth G; Barsky, Constance K

    2008-06-01

    This essay argues that science education can gain from close engagement with the history of science both in the training of prospective vocational scientists and in educating the broader public about the nature of science. First it shows how historicizing science in the classroom can improve the pedagogical experience of science students and might even help them turn into more effective professional practitioners of science. Then it examines how historians of science can support the scientific education of the general public at a time when debates over "intelligent design" are raising major questions over the kind of science that ought to be available to children in their school curricula. It concludes by considering further work that might be undertaken to show how history of science could be of more general educational interest and utility, well beyond the closed academic domains in which historians of science typically operate. PMID:18702401

  15. 76 FR 11765 - Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Institute of Education Sciences...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-03

    ...writing and mathematics or science and in enhancing teacher...large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the...Director, Institute of Education Sciences. Institute of Education Sciences: FY 2012 Grant...

  16. Science Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator)

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    Bates, Rebecca A.

    Science Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator) Minnesota State University of science fiction (SF) to engage students in computer science learning is becoming more popular [1, perspectives and classes, will present brief overviews (5-8 minutes) of how they have used science fiction

  17. Recent Developments in Science Learning Games for Informal Science Education

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    Scacchi, Walt

    for fantasy or make-believe (science fiction) ­ May be fun to play, but unclear if any science learning--fantasy treated as factual scientific knowledge · Next, Science Fiction Game (SFG) and SLG examples from mid-1990Recent Developments in Science Learning Games for Informal Science Education Walt Scacchi: UCGame

  18. Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science

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    Rosemary Wulf; Laurel M. Mayhew; Noah D. Finkelstein

    2010-01-01

    The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) provides informal afterschool inquiry-based science teaching opportunities for university participants with children typically underrepresented in science. We focus on the potential for this program to help increase children's interest in science, mathematics, and engineering and their understanding of the nature of science by validating the Children's

  19. Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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    Michael R. Vitale

    2006-01-01

    The continuing goal of science education research is the generation of pedagogical knowledge that can be used to improve meaningful understanding of science concepts by students. Using present initiatives in science education as a foundation, the authors provide an overview of developments in cognitive science and instructional psychology and associated exemplary research findings and implications that provide researchers and practitioners with an interdisciplinary framework for improving the quality of school science instruction.

  20. Institute of Education Sciences: Building Evidence-based Education

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    Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) brings rigor, relevance, and real world applicability to our nation's education system. This pamphlet outlines the mission of IES and the focuses of the centers within it: the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Center for…

  1. Rethinking Science Education: Meeting the Challenge of "Science for All"

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    Millar, Robin

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the author's Presidential Address delivered to the Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, January 2012. "Science for all" has been an aspiration of the Association for Science Education and the organisations from which it evolved for almost a century. It has, however, proved an elusive…

  2. Large Enrollment 1 Research in Science Education

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    Zollman, Dean

    is through hands-on activities. Yet many universities provide for future teachers science coursesLarge Enrollment 1 From: Research in Science Education: Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching. A particularly large challenge is to provide appropriate higher education experiences for those future teachers

  3. Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators

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    Ajwa, Iyad

    2007-01-01

    Although nearly every college offers a major in computer science, many computer science teachers at the secondary level have received little formal training. This paper presents details of a project that could make a significant contribution to national efforts to improve computer science education by combining teacher education and professional…

  4. Historical Approaches in German Science Education

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    Heering, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Particularly in the second half of the 20th century, historical approaches became relevant in science education. This development can at least in part be explained with the growing awareness of the importance to address Nature of Science aspects in science education. In comparison to the international publications, some particularities can be…

  5. Towards Communitarian Science Education: Epistemological & Ethical Arguments

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    LARRY BENCZE; STEVE ALSOP

    2009-01-01

    Many of us live in a hyper-economized world, in which personal identities and routine practices are significantly oriented towards production and consumption of for-profit goods and services. Extreme consumerism appears to be strongly associated with many personal, social and environmental problems. It is apparent that professional science and science education help facilitate this problematic hyper- economization. Briefly, science education tends

  6. Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education

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    Michael Martin

    1994-01-01

    The study of pseudoscience and the paranormal is an important but neglected aspect of science education. Given the widespread acceptance of pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs, science educators need to take seriously the problem of how these can be combated. I propose teaching science students to critically evaluate the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal, something that can be accomplished in

  7. Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education

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    Martin, Michael

    1994-10-01

    The study of pseudoscience and the paranormal is an important but neglected aspect of science education. Given the widespread acceptance of pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs, science educators need to take seriously the problem of how these can be combated. I propose teaching science students to critically evaluate the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal, something that can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

  8. Philosophy of Science and Education

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    Jung, Walter

    2012-08-01

    This is a vast and vague topic. In order to do justice to it one has to write a book or maybe more than one. For it can be understood in quite different ways and on different levels For example you may think mainly of the historical aspect, that is how philosophy of science developed in the last hundred or so years and how its influence on education changed; you may think of quite different schools of philosophy, from Marxist or positivist to such exotic but at some places influential philosophic positions like that of Rudolph Steiner; of course, you may limit the subject to special fields like epistemology, theory of scientific methodology, or, what has become fashionable recently, sociology of knowledge which may have a considerable bearing on physics teaching (Collins and Shapin 1983; Jung 1985). Again we may think of the topic treated by a philosopher, a scientist, an educationalist, a teacher, which would mean quite a difference. I am trying here to speak as an educationalist, with the physics teacher in mind: this is my vocational perspective as someone who educates physics teachers. Of course, our main concern is the contribution of science, especially physics, to general education, which integrates many of the special topics mentioned. Philosophy of science comes in because it is not at all clear what science and physics is, and what of it should be taught, and how such chosen parts should be taught. I also take this opportunity to give an idea of the longstanding tradition of this discussion in Germany, connected with names like Wagenshein, Litt, Heisenberg and many others.

  9. Virginia Tech College of Science Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Science/Science Education Research

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    Virginia Tech

    education at Virginia Tech will be looked upon favorably. Further information can be found at www.scienceVirginia Tech College of Science Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Science/Science Education.vt.edu/isc), which serves to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences and mathematics

  10. Early science education and astronomy

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    Wilgenbus, David; Léna, Pierre

    2011-06-01

    Inquiry-based science education is currently receiving a consensus as a pedagogy to teach science at primary and middle school levels, with the goal to reach all children and youngsters, no matter what their future professional choices will be. By the same token, it also greatly increases the fraction of the school population in which future technicians, engineers and sciences could be recruited for further training. La main à la pâte is the name of the action undertaken by the French Académie des Sciences to develop inquiry in France, and then in many collaborating countries. The focus is on science as a whole, and not on particular disciplines such as physics, biology, and so on, since it is the understanding of scientific method and use of evidence which is at the heart of inquiry. Yet, astronomy is offering so many opportunities to demonstrate the scientific method that La main à la pâte has developed a number of inquiry activities in this field, which are presented here, such as Measuring the Earth, Calendars and cultures, the use of One Laptop per Child for Moon observations, etc.

  11. Science & Health Education Partnership Lessons

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Created and maintained by the fine folks at the University of California-San Francisco, the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons deserve to be well known by all science educators. The SEP was started in 1987, and represents a novel partnership between the university and the San Francisco Unified School District. The resources here are intended for use by K-12 students, but many of them can also be used in introductory college courses. First-time visitors should browse the About area and then move on to the Active Learning Lesson Plan Database. Here they can look for materials listed by grade level, subject, and type. To get a flavor for the materials here, visitors can look through the Recently Viewed area. Here they might find thoughtful lesson plans like "What factors affect the oxidation of apples?" and "Understanding Air Pressure." Finally, interested educators can reach out to the project leaders to learn about submitting their own lesson plans and materials for possible inclusion here.

  12. Master's of Science Degree in Educational Psychology

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    1 Feb. 2010 Master's of Science Degree in Educational Psychology Option in Educational Research and Evaluation Educational Psychology began as a discipline during the time that psychology was establishing its the experimental emphasis as quantitative techniques were developed. Educational Psychology is concerned with all

  13. The Secondary School Curriculum and Science Education

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    Layton, David

    1973-01-01

    Two important topics are discussed: (1) adoption of the applications and social interactions of science as a predominant theme in general education; (2) educational problems associated with this development are presented. (DF)

  14. Cultural studies of science education

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    Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine

    2008-07-01

    In response to Stetsenko's [2008, Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3] call for a more unified approach in sociocultural perspectives, this paper traces the origins of the use of sociocultural ideas in New Zealand from the 1970s to the present. Of those New Zealanders working from a sociocultural perspective who responded to our query most had encountered these ideas while overseas. More recently activity theory has been of interest and used in reports of work in early childhood, workplace change in the apple industry, and in-service teacher education. In all these projects the use of activity theory has been useful for understanding how the elements of a system can transform the activity. We end by agreeing with Stetsenko that there needs to be a more concerted approach by those working from a sociocultural perspective to recognise the contribution of others in the field.

  15. Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge

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    Ronquist, Fredrik

    hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and Education SNS Spallation Neutron Source STEM Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics #12;A

  16. Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education

    E-print Network

    Petzold, Linda R.

    Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education SIAM Working Group on CSE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curriculum. This paper outlines the content Jordan June 22, 2009 Abstract It is widely acknowledged that computational science and engineer- ing (CSE

  17. Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education

    E-print Network

    Petzold, Linda R.

    Undergraduate Computational Science and Engineering Education SIAM Working Group on CSE, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curriculum. This paper outlines the content, and Samuel St. John March 16, 2011 Abstract It is widely acknowledged that computational science and engineer

  18. Selected Multicultural Instructional Materials.

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    Seattle School District 1, WA.

    This is a compilation of ten multicultural instructional booklets that were prepared and published by the Seattle, Washington, School District. The first booklet, entitled "Selected Multi-ethnic/Multicultural Events and Personalities," lists and describes (1) major holidays and events celebrated in the United States, and (2) American ethnic…

  19. Making Multicultural Literature Meaningful.

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    Bishop, Kay

    2003-01-01

    Discusses definitions and types of multicultural literature and why it should be included in school curriculum. Describes Banks's four-level model for integrating ethnic content into the curriculum with increasing levels of sophistication and discusses how to select and evaluate multicultural resources to include in a media center collection. (LRW)

  20. Is multicultural psychology a-scientific?: diverse methods for diversity research.

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    Cauce, Ana Mari

    2011-07-01

    This article asks, and answers three separate questions: What is multicultural psychology? What is psychological science? Are multicultural psychology and (empirical/positivist) psychological science incompatible? A brief overview of the history of science is provided emphasizing the emancipatory impulses behind a modernist, empirical, positivist approach to science. It is argued that such an approach is not incompatible with multicultural psychology. The author concludes that multicultural psychological will be strengthened if psychologists draw upon both qualitative and quantitative methods, including those that come from a positivist tradition, when investigating psychological and social issues as they affect diverse populations. PMID:21787054

  1. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 123+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

  2. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

    E-print Network

    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 126+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

  3. Notes from California: an anthropological approach to urban science education for language minority families

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    Hammond, Lorie

    2001-11-01

    This article describes a unique and ongoing collaboration involving a team of bilingual/multicultural teacher-educators, preservice teachers, teachers, students, and community members in an urban California elementary school. According to the model this team employed, children, teachers, and student teachers gather community funds of knowledge about the science to be studied in a classroom, then incorporate this knowledge by using parents as experts and by creating community books. In this model community-generated materials parallel and complement standards-based curricula, although science topics that have natural significance in particular communities are used as a starting point. Using critical ethnography as a framework, the article focuses on a particular experience - the building of a Mien-American garden house - to show how, by drawing on participants' funds of knowledge, a new kind of multiscience can emerge, one accessible to all collaborating members and responsive to school standards.

  4. Trends in Science Education Research, 1998: Taking the Annual Pulse of the Science Education Research Community.

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    McCann, Wendy Sherman, Ed.; Haury, David L., Ed.

    This document contains summaries of research in science education for the year 1998 and provides easy access to research findings and a critique of research efforts. Contents include: (1) "Science Education Research Published in Professional Journals" (Judith Sulkes Ridgway and Hyonyong Lee); (2) "Science Education Research Papers, Monographs, and…

  5. Science Education as It Relates to Technical Education.

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    American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. Commission on Science Education.

    The purpose of the symposium was to bring to the attention of the scientist, the industrialist, and the educator some of the critical problems facing the implementation of program offerings for technicians. Presentations were "The Science, and Mathematics Base of A Technical Curriculum" by Maurice W. Roney, "Science-Based Technical Education in…

  6. Science education in a secular age

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    Long, David E.

    2013-03-01

    A college science education instructor tells his students he rejects evolution. What should we think? The scene unfolds in one of the largest urban centers in the world. If we are surprised, why? Expanding on Federica Raia's (2012) first-hand experience with this scenario, I broaden her discussion by considering the complexity of science education in a secular age. Enjoining Raia within the framework of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, I task the science education community to consider the broad strokes of science, religious faith, and the complexity of modernity in its evolving, hybridized forms. Building upon anthropological approaches to science education research, I articulate a framework to more fully account for who, globally, is a Creationist, and what this means for our views of ethically responsive science education.

  7. Multiculturalism versus Unity and Commonality. Teacher's Resources.

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    Porter, Priscilla H., Ed.

    1994-01-01

    Asserts that social studies is a natural medium for teaching cross-cultural understanding and making education more meaningful for students from different ethnic, social, or cultural backgrounds. Presents a bibliographical essay including recommended teacher and student resources on issues related to multiculturalism and national unity. (CFR)

  8. Integrating Service into a Multicultural Writing Curriculum.

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    Franco, Robert W.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the implementation of a program at Kapi'olani Community College (Hawaii) integrating service learning into a multicultural writing curriculum and reviews results. Indicates that the program focuses on service as the civic responsibility of an educated citizenry and explores how service-related values are reflected in contemporary…

  9. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education

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    Lagowski, J. J.

    1995-09-01

    Since 1991, the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. Collectively, those agreements are known as the State Systemic Initiatives (SSI's). Two complimentary programs, The Urban and Rural Systemic Initiatives (USI's and RSI's), address similar reforms in the nation's largest cities and poorest rural areas. The SSI Program departs significantly from past NSF practice in several ways. The funding is for a longer term and is larger in amount, and the NSF is taking a more activist role, seeking to leverage state and private funds and promote the coordination of programs within states. The Initiatives also have a stronger policy orientation than previous NSF programs have had. The NSF strategy is a reflection of the growing and widely held view that meaningful reforms in schools are most likely to be achieved through state initiatives that set clear and ambitious learning goals and standards; align all of the available policy levers in support of reform; stimulate school-level initiatives; and mobilize human and financial resources to support these changes. Two premises underlie systemic reform: (1) all children can meet significantly higher standards if they are asked to do so and given adequate opportunities to master the content, and (2) state and local policy changes can create opportunities by giving schools strong and consistent signals about the changes in practice and performance that are expected. Because this is an enormous investment of Federal resources that is intended to bring about deep, systemic improvement in the nation's ability to teach science and mathematics effectively, the NSF has contracted with a consortium of independent evaluators to conduct a review of the program. The first of the SSI's were funded in 1991, sufficiently long ago to begin to formulate some initial impressions of their impact. Take, for example, the various SSI's statements of "good educational practice." Most SSI's began their initiatives by establishing clear goals for what students should know and be able to do, reflecting the emergence of a national consensus for broad standards for just about every aspect of the educational process. The concerned persons in each SSI--policy-makers, educators, mathematicians, and scientists--have not necessarily reached the same conclusions about what children should learn or even what efforts are needed to put the necessary changes in place, but they are focused on common goals as expressed locally. The recent national dialogues about goals and standards have provided the basis for a remarkably consistent image of what states--at least the SSI states--consider good educational practice. The differences that do occur across states reflect variations in demographics, geography, resources, values, and educational structure. All the states with SSI's, regardless of their primary strategy, have address the professional development of teachers. Collectively, the SSI's reported that professional development services were provided to more than 50,000 teachers during the past year, which is approximately eight percent of the public school teachers in the participating states. The number of teachers participating varied by grade level and subject matter. Some states, for example, reported reaching more than one in every five middle-school mathematics teachers, but only one in every 20 high-school mathematics teachers. Focusing SSI resources on the professional development of classroom teachers implies changing their skill levels, knowledge, and beliefs. Attitudes and perceptions of administrators also changed in the process. The challenge lies in developing a strategy that provides on-going, in-depth professional development that reaches a significant portion of those who teach mathematics and the sciences. Not only must an effective development model(s), be provided, the infrastructure to accommodate all teachers must be created as well. Most state

  10. Reforming Science Education: Part II. Utilizing Kieran Egan's Educational Metatheory

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

    This paper is the second of two parts and continues the conversation which had called for a shift in the conceptual focus of science education towards philosophy of education, with the requirement to develop a discipline-specific “philosophy” of science education. In Part I, conflicting conceptions of science literacy were identified with disparate “visions” tied to competing research programs as well as school-based curricular paradigms. The impasse in the goals of science education and thereto, the contending views of science literacy, were themselves associated with three underlying fundamental aims of education (knowledge-itself; personal development; socialization) which, it was argued, usually undercut the potential of each other. During periods of “crisis-talk” and throughout science educational history these three aims have repeatedly attempted to assert themselves. The inability of science education research to affect long-term change in classrooms was correlated not only to the failure to reach a consensus on the aims (due to competing programs and to the educational ideologies of their social groups), but especially to the failure of developing true educational theories (largely neglected since Hirst). Such theories, especially metatheories, could serve to reinforce science education’s growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands. In Part II, I offer as a suggestion Egan’s cultural-linguistic theory as a metatheory to help resolve the impasse. I hope to make reformers familiar with his important ideas in general, and more specifically, to show how they can complement HPS rationales and reinforce the work of those researchers who have emphasized the value of narrative in learning science.

  11. The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-service Middle and High School Teachers’ Experiences with Multicultural Themes

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    Geeta Verma

    2009-01-01

    The study explored the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers’\\u000a experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science alternative certification program. Eight participants (N = 8), six women and two men, volunteered to be a part of the study that took place over a period of four semesters. Qualitative\\u000a data was collected, coded and analyzed

  12. Science and Mathematics Education. Education Policy White Paper

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    Kilpatrick, Jeremy, Ed.; Quinn, Helen, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    Not since the launch of the Soviet Sputnik satellite spurred the federal government to begin investing in science and mathematics education through the National Defense Education Act have these two areas of the school curriculum been so high on state and federal policy agendas. Policy makers, business leaders, educators, and the media again worry…

  13. Research facility access & science education

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    Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States); Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

    1994-10-01

    As Congress voted to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory in October of 1993, the Department of Energy was encouraged to maximize the benefits to the nation of approximately $2 billion which had already been expended to date on its evolution. Having been recruited to Texas from other intellectually challenging enclaves around the world, many regional scientists, especially physicists, of course, also began to look for viable ways to preserve some of the potentially short-lived gains made by Texas higher education in anticipation of {open_quotes}the SSC era.{close_quotes} In fact, by November, 1993, approximately 150 physicists and engineers from thirteen Texas universities and the SSC itself, had gathered on the SMU campus to discuss possible re-uses of the SSC assets. Participants at that meeting drew up a petition addressed to the state and federal governments requesting the creation of a joint Texas Facility for Science Education and Research. The idea was to create a facility, open to universities and industry alike, which would preserve the research and development infrastructure and continue the educational mission of the SSC.

  14. 77 FR 33732 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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    2012-06-07

    ...Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002...Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other...cooperative agreements for research after the completion...members will discuss the topic,...

  15. 78 FR 8499 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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    2013-02-06

    ...Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002...Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other...Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the...

  16. Hermeneutics and science education: An introduction

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    Martin Eger

    1992-01-01

    This paper is a programmatic sketch of a line of theoretical investigation in the philosophy of science education. The basic idea is that philosophical hermeneutics is an appropriate framework for science education in most of its aspects. A brief discussion is given of hermeneutics in general, of the version of it developed by H. G. Gadamer, and of the reasons

  17. Global Reproduction and Transformation of Science Education

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    Tobin, Kenneth

    2011-01-01

    Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…

  18. JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION JACKET

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    1900-01-01

    100% nylon, water repellent Taslan Jacket. Taffeta mesh lined jacket and sleeves, with 2 front zip pockets. Embroidered with the JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION logo. Available in Adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large. All proceeds from the sale of this item go to fund the JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION .

  19. Science and Sanity in Special Education.

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    Dammann, James E.; Vaughn, Sharon

    2001-01-01

    This article describes the usefulness of a scientific approach to improving knowledge and practice in special education. Of four approaches to knowledge (superstition, folklore, craft, and science), craft and science are supported and implications for special education drawn including the need to bridge the gulf between research knowledge and…

  20. New Directions in Nuclear Science Education

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    Jolie A. Cizewski

    2004-01-01

    Central to the future of nuclear science is preparing the next generation of leaders in nuclear science education and basic and applied research. While graduate students and post-doctoral scholars play critical roles in realizing the research, the responsibility for education by nuclear scientists extends to undergraduates and students in the schools, as well as informing the public. In Spring 2003