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Multiculturalism Redefined in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, a science educator, a social studies educator, and a language educator begin by considering the question of multiculturalism in science education. When multiculturalism is understood as the process of understanding the contextual and situated nature of all knowledge, multiculturalism becomes not something which one puts in science

Good, Ron; And Others

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Multicultural Science Education and Curriculum Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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".

Atwater, Mary M.

2010-01-01

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Including Multicultural Education in Science Education: Definitions, Competencies, and Activities.  

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The importance of including multicultural education as a component of science teacher education programs is discussed. A definition of multicultural education, multicultural competencies of preservice science teachers, selected activities designed to focus on stereotyping, racism, classroom environment, and characteristics of a multicultural

Atwater, Mary M.

1989-01-01

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Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a relatively new area of investigation, the study of multicultural education as it relates to science teaching and learning has spawned numerous interpretations by researchers and authors worldwide. The contributors of this international volume--among them are science teacher educators, science teachers, scientists, researchers, program…

Hines, S. Maxwell, Ed.

2007-01-01

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Math & Science. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the State of Iowa Department of Public Instruction, this pamphlet is intended to be an aid for local curriculum committees who are developing and implementing the mathematics and science components of their school's multicultural, nonsexist education plan. Included are definitions of key terms, rationale and philosophy, legal…

Andersen, Tom; Barta, Sheryl

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Multicultural education, pragmatism, and the goals of science teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

El-Hani, Charbel Niño; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury

2007-07-01

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If Multicultural Science Education Standards' Existed, What Would They Look Like?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The intersection between science teacher education and multiculturalism has produced a considerable amount of research in the science education community. This paper suggests, according to current science teacher preparation literature, an initial set of multicultural science education standards for science methods course instructors of preservice teachers: dialogic conversation, authentic activities, reflexivity, ability, committed practice, and knowing. Included in the discussion of each standard is an activity or lesson that a science methods course instructor can implement.

Ferguson, Robert

2008-12-01

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Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

2001-12-01

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Multicultural Education. Inclusion of All.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chapters in this book reflect the issues in multicultural education that affect the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. They are grouped into sections on teacher education, learning and instruction, assessment, and family and society and include: (1) "Multicultural Teacher Education Programs in America: A Friendly Confrontation"…

Atwater, Mary M., Ed.; And Others

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Teachers for Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing teachers for multicultural education is an essential assignment for teacher education and school administration today so that educators might help their students learn to live in a multicultural society. In an earlier view, public schools were considered the "great equalizers" among America's social institutions. The assumption was that…

Rivlin, Harry N.; Gold, Milton J.

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Multicultural Education Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide lists resources for use by parents and teachers in multicultural education. It is prefaced by two reprinted articles about multicultural education, "Learning about Diversity: What Parents and Teachers Can Do," by Francis Roberts ("Parents' Magazine," May 1992), and "Teaching Children To Respect Diversity," by Gwendolyn Calvert Baker…

Gorder, Cheryl

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The Armchair at the Borders: The "Messy" Ideas of Borders and Border Epistemologies within Multicultural Science Education Scholarship  

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This paper aims to further articulate multicultural science education scholarship. In particular, it explores the notions of borders and border epistemologies as intellectual resources to think again about the challenges of science education in the global world that demand more sophisticated concepts to unravel some of its complexities. It…

Carter, Lyn

2010-01-01

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Educational Ideologies and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an attempt to address the gap between multicultural reformers and school practitioners and policymakers, this review essay discusses four overarching conceptions or ideologies of multicultural education: (1) cultural fundamentalism, an approach which generally aims at socializing diverse peoples to mainstream society; (2) cultural conservatism,…

Evans, Ronald W.

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Multicultural Parent Education.  

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Discusses findings from interviews with immigrant and refugee parents from Vietnam and Central and South America in Alberta, Canada, regarding concerns and educational needs. Reports concerns about children not speaking their native language and greater independence for children in Canada. Describes a multicultural parent education program…

Strom, Robert; And Others

1992-01-01

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Multicultural Environmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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"…

Martin, Kristen

2007-01-01

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Internationalizing Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the population of ethnic groups rises through immigration in the United States and other developed countries, multicultural education, defined as the study of minorities, provides schoolchildren with the social, cultural, and political background of these groups. To stress the impact of these populations and the need for such studies, brief…

Parker, Franklin

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Multicultural Education: A Canadian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a discussion of multicultural policies in Canada, implications for teachers and schools, multicultural resources, and heritage language education. A case study of an elementary school in North York, a borough of metropolitan Toronto (Ontario, Canada), illustrates the positive effects that can accrue when a multicultural

Majhanovich, Suzanne

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

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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…

Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.

2010-01-01

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Education for a Multicultural Society  

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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…

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

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Multicultural Education: The Mexican Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ethnicity, culturalism, and multicultural education are discussed with reference to Mexico's history and brief experiment with multicultural training. The author suggests that the common cultural experience of United States education should be retained, along with an awareness of all ethnic groups' contribution to American society. (MF)

Ivie, Stanley D.

1978-01-01

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[Multicultural Education and the Arts.  

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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…

Marschalek, Douglas, Ed.

1990-01-01

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Synergy: A Model for Implementing Multicultural Education  

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This article, occasioned by the new AACTE position on multicultural education, examines the present policy of cultural homogenity in education and defines and advocates syngery as a model of implementing multicultural education. (JA)

Bernier, Normand R.; Davis, Richard H.

1973-01-01

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Multicultural Education: Social and Educational Justice  

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Argues that it is both desirable and possible for thoroughly multicultural education to replace the current combination of a regular educational program supplemented by segregated special programs for minority students. (JG)

Valverde, Leonard A.

1977-01-01

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Student Learning Resources. TEAMS Distance Learning: A Unique Design for Improving Mathematics and Science Instruction in the Elementary Grades [and] Technology and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes two articles: one describes the use of satellite transmissions to improve math and science instruction in elementary grades, including instructional design, transfer of learning, curriculum content, and distance learning instructors; the second one discusses new software and other technology for multicultural education. (LRW)

Lake, Don; And Others

1995-01-01

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Multicultural Education in Iceland: Vision or Reality?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the development of educational policy and curricula in relation to the development of a multicultural society in Iceland are critically discussed. Neither policy nor national curriculum guides refer particularly to multicultural society, multicultural or intercultural education. Implementations of equity principles are not clear in…

Jonsdottir, Elsa Sigriour; Ragnarsdottir, Hanna

2010-01-01

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Issues in Multicultural Education.  

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Scholars have observed the historical change in emphasis in American society from Anglo conformity and the melting pot to the notions of cultural mosaic and cultural pluralism. A large number of institutions offer studies of ethnicity, racism, cultural differences, value clarification, and experience in teaching from a multicultural perspective.…

Gezi, Kal

1981-01-01

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A Humanist in Multicultural Education.  

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Cultural diversity and cultural plurality are considered today to be the backbone and passion of many multicultural education programs in the United States. Idiosyncratic and parochial needs of specific racial, ethnic, and other self-interest groups are studied as distinctive entities. In some cases, they are treated uniquely in what has been…

Imbrogno, Nadia Ilyin; Imbrogno, Salvatore

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Games for Multicultural Physical Education  

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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…

Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.

2012-01-01

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Embracing Diversity through Multicultural Education.  

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The debate between particularism and pluralism is summarized, and multicultural education policies in six states (California; New York; Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Walled Lake, Michigan) are described. Recommendations include planning for demographic change, reviewing curriculum policies, and emphasizing staff…

Barto, Susan

1990-01-01

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Sex education in multicultural Norway  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 historically had to contend (i.e. socioeconomic disadvantage and a multicultural

Tiffany Bartz

2007-01-01

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Multicultural Science: Who Benefits?  

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Comments on three articles in this issue on universalists versus multiculturalists. Supports teaching culturally relevant science. The three papers share the goal of improving the teaching of science to minority and non-minority children and increasing the participation of children of color in science. (SAH)

Ortiz de Montellano, Bernard R.

2001-01-01

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Multiculturalism: Implications for Outdoor and Conservation Educators.  

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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…

Matthews, Bruce E.

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"Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education  

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Engaging emotions in multicultural education is an important but a relatively neglected issue in teacher education. This essay calls for pedagogical attention to the role of emotions and attempts to analyze how teaching autobiographies and films sheds light on the emotional dynamics of multicultural education. Two films, "The Color of Fear", and…

Wang, Hongyu

2008-01-01

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Understanding Multicultural Education: Equity for All Students  

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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…

Rios, Francisco; Stanton, Christine Rogers

2011-01-01

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Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.  

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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);…

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

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A study of teacher thinking about working in classrooms using a multicultural perspective on science learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching science using a multicultural approach is not typical practice in public school systems. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the thoughts and actions of teachers who do, in fact, embrace a multicultural perspective on science teaching and learning. Specifically, the project focused on teachers' beliefs about teaching science with a multicultural perspective and how they have facilitated such an approach. This research considered what obstacles were encountered when implementing a multicultural approach. Data were gathered through interviews and classroom observations of four teachers regarding their beliefs and views about teaching science using a multicultural approach. Banks's (2002) dimensions of multicultural education and his typology of approaches to multicultural curriculum reform were used to organize and evaluate the case study descriptions of the approaches taken by the participants with respect to integrating multicultural content within the science curriculum. The case study reports portray teacher thinking and practice about multicultural approaches to science teaching and learning using six organizing themes: (1) Participants' reasons for taking a multicultural approach in science teaching, (2) Participants' beliefs that guide how to teach science using a multicultural approach, (3) Participants' views about the challenges of teaching science in a multicultural setting, (4) Participants' ideas about factors that facilitate a multicultural approach, (5) Participants' and the researcher's approaches to content integration, (6) Participants' thoughts on preparing educators to teach using a multicultural approach to science education. The participants suggested facilitation approaches for the science classroom. These included: (1) Having deep knowledge of students and their cultural backgrounds; (2) Acknowledging and including the contributions of other cultures to science teaching; (3) Using personalized strategies for science learning (e.g., cooperative learning, hands-on activities, graphic organizers); 4) Providing all science teachers with ongoing training in the areas of multicultural education and multicultural science education in particular; 5) Inviting guest speakers from a variety of ethnic/cultural backgrounds who work in the field of science/technology to share their experiences with students; 6) Hiring more ethnic-minority science and math teachers; and 7) Providing teachers with time and funding to create culturally relevant science materials.

Johal, Kanwaljit K.

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New Dimensions for the Multicultural Education Course  

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For the past sixteen years, the Five Dimensions of Multicultural Education, as proposed by James A. Banks (1995), have been accepted in many circles as the primary conceptual framework used in teaching multicultural education courses: content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, an equity pedagogy and an empowering…

Gay, Richard

2011-01-01

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Multicultural Education and the Protection of Whiteness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores how teachers in one urban district understand and engage multicultural education in two very different school contexts. My data highlight how teachers' understandings of multicultural education vacillate between what I call "powerblind sameness" and "colorblind difference." In the end, I suggest that…

Castagno, Angelina E.

2013-01-01

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Multicultural Education: Reflection on Theory and Practice.  

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The 21 papers review the most recent research approaches to multicultural education and discuss initiatives for new methods of teaching and learning. More than 400 people from 12 countries participated in this conference. The first section, "Theoretical Reflections on Multicultural Education," contains five articles on curriculum development and…

Hakkinen, Kirsti, Ed.

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SPARCS Ignites Multicultural Education.  

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Describes the SPARCS (Solving Problems and Revitalizing Curriculum in Science) program, an interdisciplinary partnership between University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and faculty and Omaha Public Schools science teachers and administrators. Success depended on establishing long-term, diverse partnerships; providing a learning community for…

Johnson, Judith; And Others

1994-01-01

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An Examination of Articles in Gifted Education and Multicultural Education Journals  

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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…

Chamberlin, Scott A.

2008-01-01

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Increasing Preservice Teachers' Support of Multicultural Education  

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The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to build candidate knowledge utilizing Katz and Chard's Project Approach (1989) promoting movement across Nieto's (2000) levels of support for multicultural education. Three major preliminary steps advancing multicultural sensitivity and teaching practice were identified as foundational for the future…

Owen, Pamela M.

2010-01-01

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Counsellor Education for Developing Multicultural Counselling Competencies.  

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The purpose of this study was to conduct an exploratory investigation of a new course initiative in counselor education for working with culturally diverse populations. The study investigated: (1) outcomes of curriculum targeting multicultural competencies; (2) whether prior training experience in multicultural counseling would have an impact on…

Arthur, Nancy

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Trainers in Multicultural Education: Progress Report.  

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This three-part report describes activities of a multicultural education training project for elementary teachers in San Francisco. The three segments of the project discussed are the workshops for trainers, networking activities, and classroom evaluation activities. The two workshops, Provisioning the Multicultural Classroom and Working with…

Tanaka, Masako N.; Stripp, Steven

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Multiculturalism in Canada: A Public Education Strategy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goals of this proposed Canadian public education program on multiculturalism are to promote and reinforce positive attitudes and to create a social climate in which negative attitudes are neutralized. A review of public opinion surveys indicates that while most Canadians support multiculturalism in theory, there is little perceived need to…

Rothman, Eugene; And Others

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A Framework for Infusing Multicultural Curriculum into Gifted Education.  

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This article offers a framework for infusing multicultural curriculum into gifted education that integrates two, heretofore, parallel models in education, Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives (1956) and Banks and Banks' (1993) model of multicultural education. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)

Ford, Donna Y.; Harris, J. John, III

2000-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Yang, Kimberley

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Redefining Multicultural Education: A Humanitarian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education should not be used for politically motivated purposes such as combating racism, developing cultural identity, or ending poverty and inequality. It should embody universal humanity, morality, and freedom, uniting people but maintaining their uniqueness and individuality. (SK)

Jolly, Anju B.

1995-01-01

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Cancer Education Webinars for Multicultural Media  

Cancer.gov

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.

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

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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…

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

2010-01-01

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Editorial: Multicultural Education--Solution or Problem for American Schools?  

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Discusses the role of multicultural education in American education, examining Geneva Gay's book on culturally responsive teaching (which argues for culturally responsive teaching, with teaching having the moral courage to help make education more multiculturally responsive) and Sandra Stotsky's book (which argues that multicultural education is a…

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

2001-01-01

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

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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

Padgett, David A.

2001-01-01

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Considerations of Multicultural Science and Curriculum Reform: A Content Analysis of State-Adopted Biology Textbooks in Florida  

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The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which multicultural science education, including indigenous knowledge representations, had been infused within the content of high school biology textbooks. The study evaluated the textbook as an instructional tool and framework for multicultural science education instruction by…

Delgato, Margaret H.

2009-01-01

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Conceptualizing Multicultural Education: From Theoretical Approaches to Classroom Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education, a complex, organic process, needs to be re-examined and redefined by teachers. Multicultural education is a reality today. How to define it, teach it, and use it to increase achievement are important issues to address. Approaches to multicultural education are discussed. (BJV)

Montero-Sieburth, Martha

1988-01-01

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Multicultural Education: A Challenge for Teachers.  

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This book presents 20 papers delivered at the Conference on Multicultural Education and Teacher Training held in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in September 1982. An introduction (not read at the conference) covering ethnic minorities and educational systems in both the United States and the Netherlands is included. The authors and their papers…

van den Berg-Eldering, Lotty, Ed.; And Others

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The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection offers strategies for making health education culturally relevant. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section, "Foundations for Multicultural Health Education," includes chapters: (1) "Who Are the Children and How Is Their Health?" (Iris M. Tropp, Marie J. Montrose); (2) "The Acculturation Process and…

Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

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Multiculturalism and Border Knowledge in Higher Education.  

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Although community colleges serve a culturally diverse student population, they, along with other institutions of higher education, have been slow to respond to that diversity. The implementation of a multicultural curriculum threatens the canonical knowledge upon which higher education is positioned. The canon elevates certain aspects of a…

Rhoads, Robert A.

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Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss several technology applications that are being used to address current problems or opportunities related to multicultural education. Design/methodology/approach: Five technology applications or technology-related projects are discussed, including a teacher education literacy tool, social networking…

Ferdig, Richard E.; Coutts, Jade; DiPietro, Joseph; Lok, Benjamin; Davis, Niki

2007-01-01

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Multiculturalism in Secondary School Physical Education Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hsu, Shan-Hui; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

2010-01-01

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Researching the Induction of Intending Elementary Science Teachers in Multicultural Settings: The Science Student Teaching Component  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is one component of an in-depth, longitudinal case study investigating the deliberate attempt to infuse a science multicultural perspective throughout an elementary teacher education program at a major research university. Intending teachers' perspectives of being inducted into a profession overtly signifying its commitment to multicultural awareness and action were documented during their methods experience, their student teaching experience, and during the first few years of their teaching practice. The focus in this paper is the student teaching component for 40 prospective science teachers. Data sources were individual semi-structured audiotaped interviews. Data were analyzed through standard qualitative techniques to generate insights for science teacher educators. Implications for science teacher education focus on the assertions that intending teachers bring multiple perspectives to their teaching and that these perspectives face a commitment test during the student teaching experience. In addition, intending teachers discovered during student teaching that the schools in which they were placed did not really value science teaching.

Mcginnis, Randy J.; Davis, Rachel T.

2008-09-12

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Multicultural Music Education: Building an Appreciative Audience  

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Globalization and increased diversity within student populations generate a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education in today's schools; however, student responses to world music are often initially negative (Shehan, 1985). This study investigates whether sixth-grade students become more appreciative of Indonesian Gamelan…

Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

2009-01-01

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Tolerance and Intolerance in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay argues that some proponents of multicultural education (ME) appear to teach intolerance of certain kinds of speech. The essay argues, in support, the down-playing of tolerance in ME as cultural respect, accommodation, and harmony are stronger candidates as virtues. The essay goes on to point out that ME does not teach cultural…

Heslep, Robert D.

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Understanding the Whole Student: Holistic Multicultural Education  

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This book presents a holistic approach to multicultural educational issues by viewing them in terms of the student as a physical, psychosocial, cognitive, ethical, and spiritual being. Conversely, these levels of a student's being cannot be seen apart from the student's cultural identities. This unique book demonstrates that, in a pluralistic…

Cutri, Ramona Maile; Rogers, P. Clint; Montero, Fidel

2007-01-01

64

Community Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher preparation for multicultural education centers around learning about cultural diversity, examining relations of power and inequality, and responding affirmatively to sociocultural differences in schools and classrooms. This paper suggests that community-based service learning is an important part of this process. The document explains…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Sleeter, Christine E.

65

Group Work and Multicultural Management Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Globalization changes the composition of the adult classroom, increasing diversity and bringing new associated teaching and learning problems; problems with group work. Educators may have goals to teach transferable multicultural group working skills yet learners find such work more challenging, showing a propensity to form groups containing…

Kelly, Phil

2009-01-01

66

Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pittman, Chavella T.

2009-01-01

67

Trainers in Multicultural Education: Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major issues regarding the feasibility of training on-site educators to become evaluators of multicultural programs in classrooms are discussed. The issues evolved from a 10-month training/research project in California. Four sections comprise the report. Section I provides an introduction to the project. Section II discusses the two phases of the…

Tanaka, Masako N.; Stripp, Steven

68

A Paradigm for Examining Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Young, Russell L.

69

Mental Health Promotion Education in Multicultural Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mental health promotion perspective provides a system-based understanding of relationships between culture and health. Educating nurses for multicultural practice should adopt an interdisciplinary approach that fosters critical awareness of diverse influences on mental health and their intersections. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)

Khanlou, Nazilla

2003-01-01

70

Beyond the tacit framework of 'science' and 'science education' among science educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tacit understanding of the terms ‘science’ and ‘science education’ among science educators is examined and an alternative is discussed in which science does not directly mean Western science. This gives a broader perspective on science education especially in the non? Western cultural and multi?cultural settings.

Masakata Ogawa

1989-01-01

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cunha, Thais B. P. da

2011-01-01

72

Multicultural Education at the Graduate Level: Assisting Teachers in Gaining Multicultural Understandings  

Microsoft Academic Search

This reflective narrative explores ways in which graduate level teachers can be assisted in gaining multicultural understandings through semester-long multicultural education courses. The narrative stems from the collection of documents (e.g., questionnaires, assignments, journals and projects) and introspection by two teacher educators in different universities, one in the Midwest and the other in the Northeast USA. The authors worked primarily

Maureen Gillette; Marilynne Boyle-Baise

1996-01-01

73

Beyond cultural competence: critical consciousness, social justice, and multicultural education.  

PubMed

In response to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education mandate that medical education must address both the needs of an increasingly diverse society and disparities in health care, medical schools have implemented a wide variety of programs in cultural competency. The authors critically analyze the concept of cultural competency and propose that multicultural education must go beyond the traditional notions of "competency" (i.e., knowledge, skills, and attitudes). It must involve the fostering of a critical awareness--a critical consciousness--of the self, others, and the world and a commitment to addressing issues of societal relevance in health care. They describe critical consciousness and posit that it is different from, albeit complementary to, critical thinking, and suggest that both are essential in the training of physicians. The authors also propose that the object of knowledge involved in critical consciousness and in learning about areas of medicine with social relevance--multicultural education, professionalism, medical ethics, etc.--is fundamentally different from that acquired in the biomedical sciences. They discuss how aspects of multicultural education are addressed at the University of Michigan Medical School. Central to the fostering of critical consciousness are engaging dialogue in a safe environment, a change in the traditional relationship between teachers and students, faculty development, and critical assessment of individual development and programmatic goals. Such an orientation will lead to the training of physicians equally skilled in the biomedical aspects of medicine and in the role medicine plays in ensuring social justice and meeting human needs. PMID:19474560

Kumagai, Arno K; Lypson, Monica L

2009-06-01

74

Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Au, Wayne, Ed.

2009-01-01

75

Multicultural Policy as Social Activism: Redefining Who "Counts" in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines multicultural policy in New York City schools, highlighting social and political contexts and the history of community involvement in policy development (intercultural education movement, 1930s-40s; community control movement, 1960s; and Children of the Rainbow curriculum controversy, 1990s). Multicultural policy development is a…

Johnson, Lauri

2003-01-01

76

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Tan, Michael

2012-09-01

77

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 instruction without culturally relevant pedagogy and instructional congruency, may not be sufficient to support non-mainstream students in science learning, and may even serve to challenge students' cultural ways of knowing. This conceptual paper suggests that aligning reform efforts in science education to the field of multicultural education would buttress efforts to reach underrepresented student groups in science. This includes providing culturally relevant instruction and instruction toward making the assumptions of science explicit, in particular. To this end, this paper draws from literature in multicultural education to propose that deconstructing science through instruction in NOS may support Latino, African American and English language learning students in science learning.

Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

2011-09-01

78

The State of Multicultural Music Education in Massachusetts Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Globalization and increased diversity within student populations generate a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education. Additionally, the National Standards in Music Education require that students experience the music of other cultures. However, not all multicultural music programs are equivalent in content, depth of…

Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

2010-01-01

79

Reinventing Aspects of Multicultural Education under the Shadow of Globalisation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oikonomidoy, Eleni

2011-01-01

80

Multicultural Education in the United States and Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper compares multicultural education in U.S. and Japanese schools, analyzing multicultural education from the ethnic perspective. The paper notes that while the United States is a country with a long history of immigration and is composed of people with many different racial backgrounds, Japan is a country of a single race with only a few…

Nagai, Hideo

81

Multicultural Education Online for Graduate Teachers: Some Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to share and discuss some pedagogical challenges experienced in an online multicultural education graduate course for teachers at a regional American university. Methodology. Multicultural education is multidimensional, and this presents instructional challenges and opportunities related to learning goals and…

Hinton, Samuel

2007-01-01

82

Multicultural Education in Teacher Training (Curriculum Guide for Universities).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Slovak society is in the process of transformation. The main direction of transformation is political, from the totalitarian to the democratic society. The growing cultural variety of Slovakia increases the importance of multicultural education for student teachers. This curriculum guide for multicultural education in teacher training in…

Mistrik, Erich

83

Kultura a multikulturna vychova = Culture and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book seeks to introduce readers to the concept of multicultural education. The book explains the inevitability of multicultural education in today's world, looks for its possibilities, and shows its advantages and limitations. Its text is first of all aimed at university students, but it should also be of general interest. The book is the…

Mistrik, Erich; Haapanen, Satu; Heikkinen, Hannu; Jazudek, Roman; Ondruskova, Natasa; Rasanen, Rauni

84

Multicultural Education and Head Start: Empowering Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses in detail the goals of multicultural education for young children. Specific goals include the following: (1) culturally responsive teaching; (2) developing identities; (3) broadening perspectives and creating connections; (4) critical thinking; and (5) social activism. With emphasis on these goals, multicultural education

Ramsey, Patricia G.

2008-01-01

85

Multicultural internship: Key to baptizing pre-service educators into a river of non-racialism and multiculturalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses a multicultural and non-racial baptism analogy to highlight the need for a mandatory multicultural internship to fully immerse pre-service educators in complex and interactive multicultural and non-racial experiences of the dynamic South African society. This society is, in the title of this article, symbolized as a river. Effective multicultural internship can be an educational and a social

Nzuzo Joseph Lloyd Mazibuko

2006-01-01

86

Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning: Implications for Multicultural Education. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents 13 papers from a 1998 conference in Hong Kong that examined how to apply psychology to enhance learning and teaching quality and focused on multicultural education: (1) "The Role of Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning in Multicultural Education" (Chi-yue Chiu, Farideh Salili, and Ying-yi Hong); (2) "Intelligence…

Chiu, Chi-yue, Ed.; Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hong, Ying-yi, Ed.

87

The Role of a European American Scholar in Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is an examination of the role European American scholars play in the field of multicultural education, No one group can reflect the life experiences of a culturally diverse society; European American and culturally diverse scholars bring different strengths to the multicultural discussion. Only through dialogue between members of the mainstream and communities of color can an inclusive, expanding

Marilynne Boyle-Baise

1995-01-01

88

Multicultural Education in the Zionist State--The Mizrahi Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports that the educational experience of Israeli Jews from Islamic countries (Mizrahi Jews) demonstrates the struggle between egalitarian rhetoric (a critical multiculturalism with a social-democratic character) on one hand and a practice of segregation (an autonomist multiculturalism with fundamentalist features) on the other. (Contains 78 end…

Levy, Gal; Dahan, Yossi

2000-01-01

89

Using Analogies as an Experiential Learning Technique in Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the authors specifically address the use of narratives in the form of analogies as an experiential learning activity. The use of analogies as an experiential learning tool in multicultural education can be helpful in a number of ways. Analogies provide an alternative tool for processing multicultural topics with students who have…

Suthakaran, V.; Filsinger, Keri; White, Brittany

2013-01-01

90

Dr. Geneva Gay: Multicultural Education for All Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Atwater, Mary M.

2010-01-01

91

Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The content of music programs in U.S. schools historically has been associated with the art and traditional music of western Europe. The K-12 music curriculum has seldom reflected the ethnic diversity of U.S. society. The Music Educators National Conference maintains that school music must be more broadly defined to encompass this ethnic…

Anderson, William M., Ed.; Campbell, Patricia Shehan, Ed.

92

Do the Right Thing: Transformative Multicultural Education in Teacher Preparation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses teacher education literature's lack of multicultural perspectives. Proposes a framework for restructuring teacher preparation by developing a reconstructionist perspective, engaging in comprehensive curricular change, providing theoretical and practice knowledge, framing multilayered experiences, and sustaining comprehensive faculty…

Nevarez, Aida A.; And Others

1997-01-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

94

Skeletons, Boondoggles, and Success: Multicultural Education at the University of Utah.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problems facing multicultural education, implications of these problems for teacher education, and the multicultural teacher education program at the University of Utah are described. Factors operating against multicultural education in Utah include the back to basics movement, the competency movement, the attack on bilingual education, the…

Rodrigues, Raymond J.

95

A Bibliography for Teachers: Education for a Multi-Cultural Society. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography is written for teachers of students of multiracial, multicultural backgrounds. The materials are for all age groups and are concerned primarily with the problems and interests of immigrants in Britain. The contents include: (1) reference books; (2) Department of Education and Science publications; (3) Schools Council…

Community Relations Commission, London (England).

96

Reconstructing Multicultural Education through Personal Story: Transcending the Essentialist/Relativist Dichotomy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like so many other concepts in education, multiculturalism is a term that has lost its potency because of miseducative examples that serve to maintain Whiteness as the cultural norm. At first it offered great promise, but now as a "social science" quite often one is just exchanging one type of essentialism for another. The "packet" approach that…

Lake, Robert

2010-01-01

97

Considerations of multicultural science and curriculum reform: A content analysis of state-adopted biology textbooks in Florida  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which multicultural science education, including indigenous knowledge representations, had been infused within the content of high school biology textbooks. The study evaluated the textbook as an instructional tool and framework for multicultural science education instruction by comparing the mainstream content to indigenous knowledge perspectives portrayed in the student and teacher editions of 34 textbooks adopted in Florida within the last four adoption cycles occurring from 1990 to 2006. The investigation involved a content analysis framed from a mixed methods approach. Emphasis was placed, in consideration of the research questions and practicality of interpreting text with the potential for multiple meanings, within qualitative methods. The investigation incorporated five strategies to assess the extent of multicultural content: (1) calculation of frequency of indigenous representations through the use of a tally; (2) assessment of content in the teacher editions by coding the degree of incorporation of multicultural content; (3) development of an archaeology of statements to determine the ways in which indigenous representations were incorporated into the content; (4) use of the Evaluation Coefficient Analysis (ECO) to determine extent of multicultural terminologies within content; and (5) analysis of visuals and illustrations to gauge percentages of depictions of minority groups. Results indicated no solid trend in an increase of inclusion of multicultural content over the last four adoption cycles. Efforts at most reduced the inclusion of indigenous representations and other multicultural content to the level of the teacher edition distributed among the teacher-interleafed pages or as annotations in the margins. Degree of support of multicultural content to the specific goals and objectives remained limited across all four of the adoption cycles represented in the study. Emphasis on standardized testing appeared in the six textbooks representing the most recent adoption cycle. Recommendations included increased efforts to identify quality of content by including input from scholars in the field of multicultural education as well as indigenous peoples in the creation of textbook content. Recommendations also included further clarification of the definition of science within multicultural science education frameworks, indigenous knowledge as compared to Western science and pseudoscienc e, and scientific literacy as a central focus to a multicultural science education meant to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student population and prime-age workforce.

Delgato, Margaret H.

98

Education Reform and Social Change. Multicultural Voices, Struggles, and Visions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The selections in this collection offer the stories of real-life educators as they work to build a more participatory and equitable educational future for their students in bilingual and multicultural education. Also included are the voices of parents, students, and advocates of change as they work on educational and social change processes. The…

Walsh, Catherine E., Ed.

99

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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:…

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

100

Multicultural and International Education: Never the Twain Shall Meet?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hill, Ian

2007-01-01

101

Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

White, Hazel L.

102

Multicultural Education and the Training of Teachers: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A description is given of the ways that multicultural education is integrated into the undergraduate education program at the Margaret McMillan School of Education in Bradford College (United Kingdom). The aim of the program is to support interaction of distinct social groups within a pluralist society, based on mutual tolerance. (FG)

Lynch, James

1981-01-01

103

Culture, Motivation and Learning: A Multicultural Perspective. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influence of culture on learning and motivation has been the topic of much research in recent years. Educational and psychological researchers are now aware that the findings of their studies may not apply to other cultures, and that in this age of globalization and multiculturalism it is very important to examine the applicability of…

Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed.

2007-01-01

104

Multicultural Education at the Graduate Level: Assisting Teachers in Gaining Multicultural Understandings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates a variety of instructional strategies and teaching methods used in a graduate level multicultural education class. These included autobiographical analysis, role playing, and dialog journals, as well as, more traditional methods such as guest speakers and lectures. Discusses how the insights gained could be used in future research.…

Gillette, Maureen; Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

1996-01-01

105

Effects of Multicultural Education Courses and Biblical Education Courses in Changing Attitudes and Prejudice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study showed selected effects on students from a Southern Regional Christian University taking multicultural education courses and Biblical education courses. Besides quantitative data, qualitative data were used. Qualitative data were gathered from student interviews from multicultural and Biblical education courses. The students completed a…

Harrell, D. Clark

2011-01-01

106

Researching the Induction of Intending Elementary Science Teachers in Multicultural Settings: The Science Methods Component.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This in-depth case study investigated the deliberate attempt to infuse a multicultural perspective throughout a science methods course required of all intending elementary teachers at a major research university. Intending teachers' perspectives of being inducted into a profession overtly signifying its commitment to multicultural awareness and…

McGinnis, J. Randy; Davis, Rachel T.

107

Adult Education in a Multicultural Society. Routledge Series on the Theory and Practice of Adult Education in North America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book adult educators and policymakers focus on the dimensions of the problem of multicultural education in the United States and innovative approaches to multicultural education practice and research. The introduction by Beverly Benner Cassara is followed by 12 essays: "Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, and Multicultural Education" (Young…

Cassara, Beverly B., Ed.

108

Culturally Responsive Teaching. Second Edition. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gay, Geneva

2010-01-01

109

Reinvigorating Multicultural Education through Youth Participatory Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Irizarry, Jason G.

2009-01-01

110

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

111

Desegregation and Resegregation after "Brown": Implications for Multicultural Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the heart of multicultural teacher education is the concept of justice. To understand justice, preservice teachers must understand injustice. Segregation by race and social class is perhaps the most egregious of all the educational injustices that mock the professed core values of America as a democratic society. In fact, segregation is related…

Smith, G. Pritchy

2004-01-01

112

"Clubcasting": Educational Uses of Podcasting in Multicultural Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

113

The Role of a European American Scholar in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attempts to broaden the theoretical base and practical applications of multicultural education by examining the contributions of European American educators to the process. Advocates members of the dominant culture using their own lives as starting points for studying how that culture is maintained. (MJP)

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

1995-01-01

114

Preparing Teachers for Education That Is Multicultural and Global.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural and global education is a modification of the total school environment that enables students to experience equal education opportunities and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to recognize the interdependence of nations and understand the interconnected political, economic, and social problems of an interdependent…

Wahlstrom, Mary Ann; Clarken, Rodney H.

115

Multicultural Education From a Pedagogical Perspective: A Response to Radical Critiques  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically reviews radical critiques of multicultural education from a pedagogical perspective. Goals for the paper are: to reveal agreement between radical and multicultural discourse about transformative pedagogy, exemplify a body of literature about pedagogical struggles not recognized by radical critics, and encourage interchange between these groups in regard to critical multicultural education.

Marilynne Boyle-Baise; Maureen Gillette

1998-01-01

116

Multicultural Education in Cyprus: A Pot of Multicultural Assimilation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a Cypriot…

Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James

2004-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Amosa, Wendy; Gorski, Paul C.

2008-01-01

118

Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Japan, the Ainu people have been living mainly in Hokkaido and many Koreans continue to live since the end of the World War Two. Since 1990's, the number of migrant workers has increased rapidly. In this sense, Japanese society has been multicultural and multiethnic. However, those minority groups have been strictly discriminated against in…

Nomoto, Hiroyuki

2009-01-01

119

The Utilization of Simulations in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is critical that colleges and universities play a leading role in preparing students to function effectively in the more pluralistic society that is developing. This task can be accomplished by updating curriculum to be more responsive to diversity issues. One such effort to infuse multiculturalism into theory and practice in the counseling…

Benns-Suter, Ruth

120

The Hypothesis of Incommensurability and Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the logical and rhetorical grounds for a multicultural pedagogy that teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to interact creatively in the public realm betwixt and between cultures. I begin by discussing the notion of incommensurability. I contend that this hypothesis was intended to perform a particular rhetorical…

McDonough, Tim

2009-01-01

121

Immigrant-Responsive Multicultural Education in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, it is proposed that systematic attention to certain characteristics of newcomer immigrant students' identity construction could enhance the premises of the field of multicultural education in the United States, with immigrant-responsive insights. Elements from the scholarship in the sociology of migration, which attend to critical…

Oikonomidoy, Eleni

2011-01-01

122

The Evolving Theme of Teaching Multicultural Art Education. Monograph Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication, sponsored by the U.S. Society of Education through Art (USSEA) as a forum of past presidents involving audience participation, aims to stimulate dialogue on the evolving theme of teaching multicultural issues and what affects student learning. Session participants were past presidents of the USSEA who prepared written statements…

La Pierre, Sharon Greenleaf, Ed.; Ballengee-Morris, Christine, Ed.

123

Implications from Learning Principles for Multi-Cultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cultural implications of eight learning principles identified by C.M. Charles in his book "Educational Psychology: The Instructional Endeavor." The author states that in attempting to prepare teachers to function in a multicultural society, it is necessary to instill in them both a thorough knowledge of…

Payne, Charles

124

The Multicultural Art Education Debate: Internationally and in New Zealand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses five ways in which art education seeks to be responsive to cultural difference and diversity internationally: (1) the conservative reaction to minority unrest; (2) rejecting assimilation; (3) pluralism in the curriculum; (4) implications of self-determination; and (5) social reform. Explores the bicultural and multicultural issues in New…

Smith, Jill

2000-01-01

125

Anthropology and Multicultural Education: Classroom Applications. Publication 83-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Useful models and ideas for multicultural and cross-cultural educators at all levels who want to use anthropological concepts and processes in the classroom are provided in eight papers. Papers describe six different projects which (1) involved high school students in the collection and analysis of data about local youth cultures; (2) engaged…

Moses, Yolanda T., Ed.; Higgins, Patricia J., Ed.

126

Readings on Multicultural Learning in Early Childhood Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents eight scholarly articles on the multicultural milieu in which children grow and develop. Readings address the following questions: (1) What is culture and how is it formed? (2) How do people develop their cultural orientation? (3) What are some major insights about culture that are critical to the early childhood educator's…

Swick, Kevin J., Ed.

127

Coalescing for Change: The Coalition for Education That Is Multicultural.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the situational complexity of the "Coalition for Education That Is Multicultural," a teacher development group of continuous inquiry into practice by reflective practitioners interested in resistance and collective social action. Interviews with and observations of female members over six months provide information on vision, leadership,…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Washburn, Judith

1995-01-01

128

What Really Happens? Community Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative, interpretive case study utilized ethnographic techniques to discover what happens, and what preservice teachers think about what happens, within a credited community service learning component for a multicultural education course. Subjects were 24 preservice teachers studied as one case. Three roles and perspectives that emerged…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Kilbane, James

129

Toward a Practice of Polyphonic Dialogue in Multicultural Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the instructor of a multicultural education course for preservice teachers, I have attempted to guide my students in critiquing and reconceptualizing the deficit view of students, particularly minority students, endemic to the American school system. Yet I am faced with a dilemma: Is the fact that I believe my own students have deficit views of…

DePalma, Renee

2010-01-01

130

Multicultural Special Education: Effective Intervention for Today's Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this era of accountability, schools are challenged to leave no child behind, which includes making schools more responsive to students' needs. For many multicultural learners, the noble ideal of leaving no child behind has not yielded the desired dividends in general and special education. The processes of identification, assessment,…

Obiakor, Festus E.

2007-01-01

131

Knowledge of Multicultural Literature among Early Childhood Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's ever changing multicultural society, it is imperative for early childhood educators to be adept at facilitating the learning and progress of all children. In the United States, children of color make up about 40% of the population, and across the world children of color make up approximately 70% of the population. A primary goal in…

Brinson, Sabrina A.

2012-01-01

132

Autobiographical Interrogations of Multicultural Education: Complicating Conversations in Curriculum Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moon, Seungho

2011-01-01

133

Questioning the "Aloha" in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Halagao, Patricia Espiritu

2006-01-01

134

Conceptual Collective Online Reflection in Multicultural Education Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate how collective conceptual reflections facilitated by online blogs can promote pre-service teachers' growth in multicultural education classes. Design/methodology/approach: Analysis of one blog is used to demonstrate how information gained through that triggered the instructor's informed…

Oikonomidoy, Eleni

2009-01-01

135

Effective Multicultural Teacher Education Programs: Methodological and Conceptual Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To meet challenges of diversity in classrooms various multicultural teacher education programs to prepare pre-service teachers are introduced with the objective of changing beliefs, attitudes, knowledge base, and pedagogical skills. Studies reporting effectiveness of these programs used measure such as portfolio assessment, interviews, survey and…

Rao, Shaila

2005-01-01

136

Undermining critical consciousness unconsciously: Restoring hope in the multicultural education idea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main goal of multicultural education is to transform the structural factors in the educational system in order to redress\\u000a inequalities and inequities for historically underprivileged populations (Banks 1997). This article addresses theories and practices that frame multicultural education in teaching and learning contexts. How\\u000a do teachers interpret the purpose of multicultural education? I suggest that educators are more likely

M. Wangeci Gatimu

2009-01-01

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Moore, James R.

2009-01-01

138

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Desai, Dipti

2005-01-01

139

The Meaning of Intercultural/Multicultural Education in the Italian Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes intercultural education in Italian elementary through secondary schools, examines intercultural education in teacher education programs, and raises disciplinary questions about the multicultural approaches now favored in Europe. A discussion of multicultural society and intercultural education touches on increases in foreign…

Chistolini, Sandra

140

Complicity with conservatism: the de?politicizing of multicultural and intercultural education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 support its goals, but whose work—cultural plunges, food fairs, human

Paul C. Gorski

2006-01-01

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gorski, Paul C.

2006-01-01

142

(W)rapping relationships between science education and globalisation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Gough, Annette

2011-03-01

143

Science Education Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight articles are included in this collection. Topics include: multicultural science, teaching science with metaphors, development of a graded assessment scheme in science, relative performance of boys and girls in chemistry, promoting science understanding, formative evaluations, science background of primary teachers, and promoting creativity…

Antonouris, George; And Others

1989-01-01

144

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bruna, Katherine Richardson

2007-01-01

145

A Psychometric Investigation of the Multicultural and Special Education Survey: An Exploratory Factor Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An exploratory factorial analysis of the Multicultural and Special Education Survey (MSES) evaluated the professional development training needs of general and special educators in a midwestern state. Survey items were selected from the culturally and linguistically diverse multicultural, bilingual and special education literature bases (CLD). The…

Utley, Cheryl A.

2011-01-01

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Flores, Gabriel

2012-01-01

147

Living (and Teaching) in an Unjust World: New Perspectives on Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of essays is a response to educators who limit multicultural education to "culture of the quarter" or "country of the week." The essays examine the issues of multicultural education deeply, exploring the just and unjust issues of schooling, the need to move beyond teaching about culture to facilitating self discovery, and the way…

Goodman, Wendy, Ed.

148

Making Sense of Multicultural Education: A Synthesis of the Various Typologies Found in the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a synthesis of the multiple approaches and definitions of multicultural education offered in the literature. The article suggests that the presence of so many similar typologies only serves to confuse the reader and obscure the meaning of multicultural education. This confusion is problematic, as it leaves educators in a place…

Castagno, Angelina E.

2009-01-01

149

Self-Efficacy and Multicultural Teacher Education in the United States: The Factors That Influence Who Feels Qualified to Be a Multicultural Teacher Educator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of scholarship in the United States focuses on the "multicultural" dispositions, ideologies, and attitudes that teachers carry from preservice training into classroom practice. However, little attention has been paid to the dispositions, ideologies, and attitudes of multicultural teacher educators--those tasked with preparing…

Gorski, Paul C.; Davis, Shannon N.; Reiter, Abigail

2012-01-01

150

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

SciTech Connect

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.

Crumbly, I.J.; Hodges, J.

1994-09-01

151

An "Uneasy Alliance" of Media Education and Multiculturalism, with a View to Foreign Language Learning Methodology. OLE Publications 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet discusses the growing interrelationship between multicultural education and technologically defined media education. First, literature on multicultural education is reviewed, and five separate approaches are identified: human relations; teaching the culturally different; cultural democracy; single-group studies; and multicultural and…

Tella, Seppo

152

Hoosiers, Hicks, and Hayseeds: The Controversial Place of Marginalized Ethnic Whites in Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poor white children, often with roots in Appalachia, can present puzzling and intractable challenges for the multicultural educator. These students are not considered in multicultural textbooks, yet they face language and dialect issues, low educational attainment, under-representation in curriculum, and negative cultural stereotypes. This article…

Heilman, Elizabeth

2004-01-01

153

From Common Struggles to Common Dreams: Neoliberalism and Multicultural Education in a Globalized Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major troubling contours of neoliberalism and high-stakes education have common features. Consequently, the author discusses how multicultural education can serve as praxis for collective empowerment in a globalized context. The author asserts that equitable representation and localized multicultural knowledge production are the foundation of a…

Lee, Pei-Lun

2012-01-01

154

Bleeding Boundaries or Uncertain Center? A Historical Exploration of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores historical trends in multicultural education related to its definition as a subject discipline. Discusses conceptual elements, common core, and discipline boundaries. As a reform movement, multicultural education demands a transformation of schooling that affirms cultural diversity, supports human dignity, and fosters academic…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

1999-01-01

155

Meanings of Culture in Multicultural Education: A Response to Anthropological Critiques.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the meanings of culture found in multicultural education in the United States. Examines anthropological criticisms about these cultural connotations, suggests responses to these critiques based on scholarship, and considers implications for the future of multicultural education. Contains 57 references. (EMH)

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

1999-01-01

156

Multicultural Education in the Mental Health Professions: A Meta-Analytic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Psychological Association and many other professional mental health organizations require graduate programs to provide education in multicultural issues. However, the effectiveness of multicultural education has been debated in the literature over the past several years. The overall purpose of this study was to examine the…

Smith, Timothy B.; Constantine, Madonna G.; Dunn, Todd W.; Dinehart, Jared M.; Montoya, Jared A.

2006-01-01

157

Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This multidisciplinary anthology with chapters by faculty members, administrators, and students consolidates moral and political views of multicultural education and the institutional changes that have taken place in the past 20 years in higher education. Selections include: (1) "Rethinking America: The Practice and Politics of Multiculturalism in…

Thompson, Becky W., Ed.; Tyagi, Sangeeta, Ed.

158

Case Studies of the Dialogue Journal in Multicultural Education. Working Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined reflective writing as a vehicle for learning through the use of dialogue journals to synthesize relevant classroom materials and help students examine multicultural issues. Thirty-one elementary education students enrolled in a course titled "Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society" participated in the study. The…

McFarland, Katherine

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wang, Hongyu

2005-01-01

160

The Concept of "Ubuntu": Africa's Most Important Contribution to Multicultural Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the African concept of "ubuntu", which indicates an inner state of almost complete humanization and is the essence of community and commonality. Discusses how ubuntu could contribute to multi-cultural education. Central to the concept of ubuntu, and much like the philosophy underlying multi-cultural education, is that caring for others is…

Le Roux, Johann

2000-01-01

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kremer, Mary

162

An Investigation of Students' Perceptions of Multicultural Education Experiences in a School of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses a pilot-study describing education, counseling, and human resource development students' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences regarding their experiences with multicultural education at a large, suburban institution of higher education. The primary source of data was a 21-question survey that focused on students' knowledge,…

Bhargava, Ambika; Hawley, Lisa D.; Scott, Chaundra L.; Stein, Mary; Phelps, Adelaide

2004-01-01

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael

2007-01-01

164

Revising the American Character: Perspectives on Global Education and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes and compares two contemporary curricular responses to the need to redefine what constitutes "the American character:" (1) multicultural education; and (2) global education. Uses four cultural ethics (democracy, equal opportunity, fraternity, and consent) to establish a cultural mindset and to provide a lens through which both…

Fain, Stephan M.

1988-01-01

165

Multicultural Education for the 21st Century. NEA School Restructuring Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a selection of readings that address multiculturalism and school restructuring as a reference for schools working to enrich their school-improvement agendas. The readings treat many areas within curriculum and student achievement. The 13 chapters are as follows: (1) "The Next Millennium: A Multicultural Imperative for Education"…

Diaz, Carlos, Ed.

166

Infusing Professional Ethics into Counselor Education Programs: A Multicultural/Social Justice Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiculturalism and social justice counseling issues influence counselors' ethical thinking and behavior. Counselor educators are responsible for facilitating students' understanding of the relevance of multicultural/social justice counseling issues and ethical standards for professional practices. Added insights in these areas aid students to…

Pack-Brown, Sherlon P.; Thomas, Tequilla L.; Seymour, Jennifer M.

2008-01-01

167

Multicultural Education from a Pedagogical Perspective: A Response to Radical Critiques.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critically reviews radical critiques of multicultural education from a pedagogical perspective, revealing agreement between radical and multicultural discourse about transformative pedagogy, exemplifying a body of literature about pedagogical struggles not recognized by radical critics, and encouraging interchange between these groups in regard to…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Gillette, Maureen

1998-01-01

168

What Really Happens? A Look inside Service-Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative, interpretive case study used ethnographic techniques to explore preservice teachers' experience of service learning in a multicultural education course. Three roles and perspectives related to multicultural learning are described and analyzed: playing it safe, teacher/helper, and companionship. The study concluded that preservice…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Kilbane, James

2000-01-01

169

Synthesizing Multicultural, Global, and Civic Perspectives in the Elementary School Curriculum and Educational Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social networks and communities are rapidly expanding and changing due to the accelerating pace of globalization. In this article, we examine new possibilities for the reform of curriculum and educational research in a way that is responsive to increasingly multicultural and global communities. Drawing on literatures in the areas of multicultural,…

Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan

2012-01-01

170

Asynchronous Discussions in Online Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Licona, Miguel M.; Gurung, Binod

2011-01-01

171

VIS: Technology for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Video Information Systems (VIS) is fiber optics network that connects campus classrooms to VIS central library. Remotely controlled by instructors, VIS incorporates use of number of audiovisual materials and can be used in cross-cultural training in which visual aids assist in showing cultural differences. VIS assists in education of future…

Bruning, Merribeth J.

1992-01-01

172

Integrating Education: Parekhian Multiculturalism and Good Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the concept of good practice in integrating education in divided societies. Using Northern Ireland as a case study, the paper draws on data from eight schools (both integrated Catholic and Protestant, and separate) that are identified as exemplifying good practice in response to cultural diversity. Analysis is provided through…

McGlynn, Claire

2009-01-01

173

Multicultural Music Education: Anitpodes and Complementaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that music is a psychic necessity that originates in the structure of the brain and is passed on genetically from one generation to the next. States that both the differentiations by culture and subculture and the human fundamental impetus to make music should be a part of music education. (CMK)

Palmer, Anthony J.

1997-01-01

174

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Grimes, Mary Katheryn

175

Becoming Multicultural: Raising Awareness and Supporting Change in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Becoming multicultural has been defined as a process whereby an individual develops competencies of perceiving, evaluating, believing, and doing in multiple ways (Banks, 1988). Nieto (1996) argues that "becoming a multicultural teacher means first becoming a multicultural person. Without this transformation of themselves, any attempts at…

Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Eva; Clark, Patricia

2007-01-01

176

Discovering indigenous science: Implications for science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Indigenous science relates to both the science knowledge of long-resident, usually oral culture peoples, as well as the science knowledge of all peoples who as participants in culture are affected by the worldview and relativist interests of their home communities. This article explores aspects of multicultural science and pedagogy and describes a rich and well-documented branch of indigenous science known

Gloria Snively; John Corsiglia

2001-01-01

177

Language Issues in Literacy and Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Harvard Educational Review Reprint. Series No. 22.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of articles related to language issues and literacy and bilingual and multicultural education include the following: "Three Processes in the Child's Acquisition of Syntax" (Roger Brown and Ursula Bellugi); "Pre-School Children's Knowledge of English Phonology" (Charles Read); "Stages in Language Development and Reading Exposure"…

Minami, Masahiko, Ed.; Kennedy, Bruce P., Ed.

178

Multi?cultural education in the ‘white highlands’ after the 1988 Education Reform Act  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Education Reform Act has provided a new backcloth for multi?cultural initiatives everywhere. The tenuous progress already made outside the areas of ethnic minority concentration could be threatened with extinction. Hopefully local politicians and school governors will give the issue their positive consideration, but issues of equity and equality are of national importance although outside the national curriculum. If sleeping

W. H. Taylor

1990-01-01

179

Perspectives on Television Education. Television Education Workshop: Multiculturalism Canada (Ottawa, Canada, February 26-28, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains discussion papers presented at a workshop held in 1981 by the Multiculturalism Directorate of the Canadian Department of the Secretary of State to consider the effects of television on public attitudes and to develop approaches for educating viewers to analyze critically what they see. The papers include (1) an overview of the…

Ungerleider, Charles S., Ed.

180

Cognitive Science and Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of science education, like mathematics education, is a pervasive concern in educational improvement efforts. The cognitive orientation to the teaching of subject matter provides the context for Carey's discussion of science education. This orientation begins with the idea that to understand something, one must integrate it with already existing knowledge schemata. The paradox of science education is that

Susan Carey

1986-01-01

181

A Research Informed Vision of Good Practice in Multicultural Teacher Education: Design Principles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents 14 design principles that explain good practice in multicultural preservice teacher education. The principles fall under the three main categories of (1) institutional and programmatic principles, (2) personnel principles, and (3) curriculum and instruction principles. (SM)

Zeichner, Kenneth M.; Grant, Carl; Gay, Geneva; Gillette, Maureen; Valli, Linda; Villegas, Ana Maria

1998-01-01

182

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-12-04

183

Democracy, Multiculturalism, and the Community College: A Critical Perspective. Critical Education Practice Volume 5. Garland Reference Library of Social Science Volume 1081.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on efforts by community colleges to serve an increasingly diverse student population, this book provides case studies illustrating colleges' attempts to provide transfer, vocational, and community education while meeting the demands of students who vary by race, class, gender, and age. Following a brief introduction, the first chapter…

Rhoads, Robert A.; Valadez, James R.

184

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Petty, Lori L.; Narayan, Ratna

2012-01-01

185

Preparing Chinese American Teachers: Implications for Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored 48 Chinese-American teachers' and preservice teachers' perceptions of the multicultural course requirement in their teacher preparation program. Respondents had participated in one of four multicultural seminars between fall 1998 and fall 1999. They were asked to identify issues and suggest ways to improve this course. Data…

Sheets, Rosa Hernandez; Chew, Laureen

186

Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Race remains poorly understood and inadequately represented in library and information science (LIS) education. Educators tend to avoid the term "race," preferring the more inclusive "multiculturalism." Yet these terms are far from equivalent: the various dimensions of multiculturalism, including race, ethnicity, class, and gender, have different…

Pawley, Christine

2006-01-01

187

Negotiating Resistance to Multiculturalism in a Teacher Education Curriculum: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined a teacher education program rooted in a social justice framework and intended to infuse multicultural education throughout the curriculum. Two teacher educators designed the three-year, undergraduate program to prepare mostly White candidates from a suburban area to teach in urban elementary schools. By describing the…

Thomas, Shelley; Vanderhaar, Judi

2008-01-01

188

Multicultural and Popular Music Content in an American Music Teacher Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching of multicultural music, and to a lesser extent popular music, has been the stated goal of music education policy makers for many decades. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to estimate the amount and percentage of time music education majors in a university teacher education program spent on 13 styles of music in history,…

Wang, Jui-Ching; Humphreys, Jere T.

2009-01-01

189

Mediation, Resistance, and Resolve: Critical Pedagogy and Multicultural Education in a Cross-Cultural Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This reflective article describes an international teacher education workshop in a Central American country. The process of designing a workshop based on critical pedagogy and multicultural education in an international setting is explained. An examination of the attitudes, actions, and assumptions of the Ministry of Education officials from the…

Sanchez, Rebecca M.; Araujo, Blanca E.; O'Donnell, James

2008-01-01

190

Videocases: A Way to Foster a Global Perspective on Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The understanding and practice of multicultural education can be enriched by expanding the discourse to include comparative perspectives from around the world. A Virginia teacher educator uses videocases (containing slices of educational life, teaching notes, and a written set of expert interpretations) to help students engage in a series of…

McNergney, Robert F.

1994-01-01

191

Writing and Dialogue for Cultural Understanding: Multicultural Art Education in an Art Teacher Certification Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Why do they always tell you what "not" to do? Why don't they tell you what to do?" a student in an art education course for certification complained. The course is required for undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates, and introduces multicultural education and topics related to teaching, including educational philosophy, school law, and…

Millman, Joyce

2010-01-01

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

193

Beyond the Learning Tool Paradigm: The Computer as a Medium in a Technology Enhanced Multicultural Education Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the use of technology by students and their instructor in a course on multicultural education at Gallaudet University (District of Columbia). In the course, Multicultural Foundations of Education, each technology-based course component is designed to satisfy a specific constructivist learning objective. Students engage in…

de Garcia, Barbara Gerner; McGlynn, Deirdre

194

Putting Old Tensions to Rest: Integrating Multicultural Education and Global Learning to Advance Student Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education and global learning have long been acknowledged by higher education professionals to be necessary in advancing student development. Both of these agendas overlap in significant ways and can be characterized as two sides of the same coin. Notwithstanding, there has been a historical divide, even a tension between these two…

Charles, Harvey; Longerbeam, Susan D.; Miller, Angela E.

2013-01-01

195

Collaboration between Multicultural and Special Teacher Educators: Pulling Together the Threads in the Conversation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this commentary, the author aims to pull together the threads in the conversation between multicultural and special teacher educators surrounding issues of collaboration, as reflected in this issue. She begins with a brief discussion of collaborative teacher education--a central concept to the dialogue--and then comments on why she thinks such…

Villegas, Ana Maria

2012-01-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

197

Infusing Multicultural Education: A Process of Creating Organizational Change at the College Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study uses the concept of second-order organizational change to conceptualize the nature of change associated with infusing multicultural education within a large college of education. A four-year process is described, in which qualitative changes to the organization's culture occurred. Key elements of change included the values and norms…

Guy, Talmadge C.; Reiff, Judith C.; Oliver, Jenny Penney

1998-01-01

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

2012-01-01

199

From Individual Acquisition to Cultural-Historical Practices in Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article proposes a reconceptualization of multicultural teacher education and summarizes basic principles of cultural-historical theory. It also considers how cultural-historical theory can inform research design and offers examples from a preservice teacher education course of how constructs from cultural-historical theory can be used to…

Artiles, Alfredo J.; Trent, Stanley C.; Hoffman-Kipp, Peter; Lopez-Torres, Laura

2000-01-01

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Rhoads, Robert A.

201

Acknowledging Ambivalence in a Multicultural Neighbourhood: In Search of an Educational Space in Narrative Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we focus on narrative practices in adult education in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium), and reflect on a current project in a multicultural neighbourhood that is socially and economically marked by poverty and where turbulence and conflict are rife amongst local inhabitants. While adult education aims to energize the…

Roets, Griet; Vandenabeele, Joke; Bouverne-De Bie, Maria

2012-01-01

202

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Hong, Won-Pyo

2010-01-01

203

Using a multicultural approach to teach chemistry and the nature of science to undergraduate non-majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research documents the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a novel chemistry curriculum. The curriculum allowed students to create theories situated in a variety of cultures while they investigated chemical phenomena central to all civilizations; it was a way of synthesizing chemistry, the history and nature of science, inquiry, and multicultural education. Achieving both chemistry content and nature of science objectives were the main goals of the curriculum. A small sample of undergraduate students participated in the curriculum instead of attending a large lecture course. The novel curriculum covered the same chemistry topics as the large lecture course. Program efficacy was evaluated using a combination of grades, survey data, and interviews with the participating undergraduates. The results suggest that this curriculum was a successful start at engaging students and teaching them chemistry as well as nature of science concepts.

Goff, Peter; Boesdorfer, Sarah B.; Hunter, William

2012-09-01

204

A case study of China and US industrial design education: Industrial design education in a multicultural world  

Microsoft Academic Search

A variety of approaches are being used within the Industrial Design Education systems by different countries to meet various challenges being faced in a multicultural world. This paper presents a case study that addresses the undergraduate education methods used by Purdue University, Indiana, USA and Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China. It explains the current education environment through the study of

Xi Chen

2008-01-01

205

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Cunha, Thais B. P. da

206

Fostering Critical Religious Thinking in Multicultural Education for Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wang, Chien-hsing

2013-01-01

207

"Opening the Doors to Multiculturalism": Australian Pre-Service Music Teacher Education Students' Understandings of Cultural Diversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational reform in Australia has urged teachers and tertiary institutions to prepare students for multicultural classrooms. Engagement with multicultural music by teachers and students promotes understanding of difference and diversity as music has both global and cross-cultural manifestations. This article reports on a research project…

Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

2009-01-01

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Derman-Sparks, Louise; Ramsey, Patricia G.

2005-01-01

209

Multicultural Education and the Notion of Privilege: An Examination of White Student Attitude Shift and Identity Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the process of White attitude change around the notion of White privilege spanning the duration of a multicultural education course. Making use of constructivist grounded theory, nineteen intensive, semi-structured interviews were completed with 5 White undergraduate students enrolled in one of two sections of a multicultural

Hammond, Cheree

2009-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

2013-01-01

211

Community-based Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Sleeter, Christine E.

2000-01-01

212

Multicultural Influences on Group Learning: A Qualitative Higher Education Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sweeney, Arthur; Weaven, Scott; Herington, Carmel

2008-01-01

213

Learning outcomes of two approaches to multicultural music education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of multicultural music instruction on classroom learning outcomes. Fifth-grade children (10-11 years of age; N = 170) from four schools were randomly assigned to one of two instructional treatments: music concept and sociocultural context. The former approach used formal elements of music as a framework for learning; the latter contextualized

Carlos R. Abril

2006-01-01

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Grainger, Jane, Ed.

215

ME (Multicultural Education) Should Be Number One Goal in Every Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our country and hence our classrooms are not monocultural, but are an amalgamation of many cultures (Hanley, 1999). The only thing to come from a dominant culture, one where other cultures are less than only creates aggression, antagonism and resistance (Hanley, 1999). One place where ME (multicultural education) can begin is in the classrooms…

Quarles, Peggy D.

2011-01-01

216

Reach: A Multicultural Education Resource Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Area.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide will help elementary and secondary school teachers to identify resources for multicultural education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 250 entries are included about American Indians, Mexican Americans, Chinese and Japanese Americans, Greek Americans, Jews, and Afro Americans, the groups most thoroughly represented. Almost every entry…

Sykes, Vivian; Tricamo, Terese

217

I Am from a Very Small Town: Social Reconstructionism and Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"I am from a very small town in which almost the entire population is made up of White middle class society." This statement is a reoccurring theme of final Multicultural Education (MCE) papers by preservice teachers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh). Although this sounds like an innocuous statement, over the past 12 years the…

Parks, Marguerite W.

2006-01-01

218

Integrating Katz and Chard's Project Approach with Multicultural Education in the University Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is difficult for teacher candidates (university preservice teachers) to accept and use an innovative teaching method or strategy if they do not have an opportunity to actually engage in using the method or see it modeled in an early childhood classroom. Teacher candidates used Project Approach to learn about multicultural education. Their own…

Owen, Pamela M.

2007-01-01

219

Creating Multicultural Understanding and Community in Preservice Education Classes via Email.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines e-mail as a viable instructional tool to enable preservice teachers to bridge multicultural-education theory and practice. Explores students' construction of knowledge about diversity, and considers the development of community, professional and personal links between Saginaw Valley State University and Purdue University students…

Sernak, Kathleen S.; Wolfe, Carol S.

1998-01-01

220

At the Interstices: Engaging Postcolonial and Feminist Perspectives for a Multicultural Education Pedagogy in the South  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article argues for a decolonizing multicultural education pedagogy, which engages the interstices in-between, hybrid spaces that emerge at the intersections of different cultures, histories, and locations. It also examines how those who work for social transformation are implicated in the very systems and structures they are attempting to…

Asher, Nina

2005-01-01

221

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Joseph, Dawn

2012-01-01

222

Community Service Learning for Multicultural Education: An Exploratory Study with Preservice Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the understandings developed by 65 preservice elementary and secondary school teachers from an experience in community service learning for multicultural teacher education. Findings suggest that community service learning for teachers should include more opportunities for reflection and more critical concern for inequity. (SLD)

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

1998-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Darden, Joe T.

1997-01-01

224

Raising the Level of Cultural Awareness of K-5 Aged Students through Multicultural Arts Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum was designed to provide K-5 students with diverse cultural experiences through multicultural art education to develop cultural awareness. Community members, parents, museum docents, students, and staff pursued a year-long exploration into the diverse cultures of the world through the study, celebration, and sharing of heritages,…

Sears, Laurie A.

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

226

Multicultural Education Applications for Teachers of the Deaf: Creating Culturally Responsive Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes Project THREADS (Transformations for Humanistic and Responsive Education for All Deaf Students), a program to develop a model for increasing the multicultural competence of inservice teachers of the deaf. Project THREADS is designed to facilitate changes in individual teachers and changes in their institutions while working to…

deGarcia, Barbara Gerner

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

2011-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

2004-01-01

229

Multicultural Education: Raj's Story Using a Curricular Conceptual Lens of the Particular  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we employ a curricular conceptual lens of the particular to explore the experience of multicultural education from the perspective of an immigrant student, Raj. Using a school-based narrative inquiry approach, we learn about Raj's experiences at the intersections of immigration and settlement, adaptation and assimilation,…

Ross, Vicki; Chan, Elaine

2008-01-01

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cooper, Patricia M.

2013-01-01

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Metro-Roland, Dini

2010-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

2011-01-01

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

1999-01-01

235

Multicultural Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the nearly two decades since the 1990 Music Educators National Conference (MENC) preconference 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 music curricula at all levels, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing…

Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.

2009-01-01

236

A Guide for Personnel in Special Education, Indian Education, Bilingual And Multicultural Education, To Serve the Students of New Mexico, 1995-96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide lists the needs of New Mexico schools and agencies in the areas of special education, Indian education, and bilingual and multicultural education. Following the state department of education vision statement and the state board of education policy framework, the guide describes the state's recreational opportunities and colorful…

New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.

237

Science Education Databook.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Science education, which must insure an adequate supply of talented and educated personnel for the scientific and technological enterprise and must provide a basic understanding of science to enable all citizens to make informed decisions of personal choi...

A. Buccino D. J. Dessart H. P. Levine M. S. Rivkin

1980-01-01

238

Science Education Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains five articles about various aspects of British science education. Includes articles on norm referenced versus criterion referenced assessment, proportionality in science education, practical skills in advanced level chemistry, creating an antiracist ethos, and heat transfer experiments. (TW)

School Science Review, 1987

1987-01-01

239

Creationism and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that educators and scientists publicize the nature of creationism and expand science education for nonscientists in schools and colleges since the general public lacks sufficient familiarity with science to evaluate misleading creationist claims. Includes comments on the general decline in science education. (JN)

Newell, Norman D.

1983-01-01

240

Science Education at AAAS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes several programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Office of Science Education (OSE), including short courses offered in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering to college teachers. Discusses several OSE publications. (MLH)

Livermore, Arthur H.

1975-01-01

241

SEGway: Science Education Gateway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2001-01-31

242

Multicultural Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the nearly two decades since the 1990 MENC preconference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, DC, 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…

Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.

2009-01-01

243

SEGway: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science Education Gateway (formerly SII) is a collaborative NASA project that brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use via the World Wide Web. SEGway materials are produced by teachers and include both earth and space science activities. Links lead to sites that will help teachers to prepare and enhance their own lesson plans.

244

Focus on science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

That the quality of precollege science and mathematics education in this country is sagging is not news. What is noteworthy, though, is that the science community is sizing up the dilemma and beginning to take official action. Last month, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) hosted a National Convocation on Precollege Education in Mathematics and Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its affiliate societies met to form a coalition of affiliate societies on science and mathematics education. In addition, in mid-April the National Science Board, the policy-making arm of the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced the establishment of a new Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

Richman, Barbara T.

245

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

PubMed

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

Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

2004-01-01

246

Science in General Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Read, Andrew F.

2013-01-01

247

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education must encourage academic excellence that embraces critical skills for progressive social change. This book is guided by the philosophy of critical pedagogy, pioneered by Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire. This philosophy is grounded in the beliefs that: (1) the purpose of education in an unjust society is to bring about…

Lee, Enid, Ed.; Menkart, Deborah, Ed.; Okazawa-Rey, Margo, Ed.

248

Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

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

2006-01-01

249

National Science Education Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This nation has established as a goal that all students should achieve scientific literacy. The National Science Education Standards are designed to enable the nation to achieve that goal. They spell out a vision of science education that will make scient...

1996-01-01

250

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.

2008-06-24

251

Opening the Doors to Diverse Traditions of Music Making: Multicultural Music Education at the University Level--By Studying Music from Other Cultures, a Group of Music Education Students Gained Ideas for Introducing Multicultural Music to Their Own Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author states that there are two realities in music education: (1) Lack of multicultural perspectives in U.S. teacher training institutions; and (2) Heavy concentration on the Western classical music tradition. She also states that many music students are being trained in vacuum, resulting in music educators seemingly not…

Belz, Mary Jane

2006-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Suriel, Regina L.; Atwater, Mary M.

2012-01-01

253

Problematising Multicultural Art Education in the Context of Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper I reflect on the experience of working with Taiwanese art educators. The data I revisit comes from participation in four art education conferences between 1995 and 2001, a three-month period of residence at Changhua University of Education teaching a master's programme, three intensive summer programmes organised for Taiwanese art…

Mason, Rachel

2009-01-01

254

Problematising multicultural art education in the context of Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I reflect on the experience of working with Taiwanese art educators. The data I revisit comes from participation in four art education conferences between 1995 and 2001, a three?month period of residence at Changhua University of Education teaching a master's programme, three intensive summer programmes organised for Taiwanese art teachers in London and doctoral supervision. In these

Rachel Mason

2009-01-01

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Asher, Nina

2007-01-01

256

Scholastic Achievement through Bilingual Education and Multicultural Activities Seminars (Project SABE MAS). Final Evaluation Report. 1992-93. OER Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents an evaluation of Scholastic Achievement through Bilingual Education and Multicultural Activities Seminars (Project SABE MAS), an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its third year of operation at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx (New York). Project SABE MAS served 294 students, 267 of…

Derewetzky, Solomon

257

Teacher Corps: An Implementation Study of Collaboration and Multicultural Education. Volume II. Final Report--Special Study I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a study of Teacher Corps implementation of multicultural education and collaboration components in inservice teacher education programs, four community sites and their schools were studied. This volume presents the case studies of each community in a narrative form. To preserve anonymity, the names of people and places connected with the study…

Deslonde, James L.; And Others

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.

1991-01-01

259

Strategies of Transformation toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy. Praeger Series in Transformational Politics and Political Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education helps fulfill the story of democracy by encouraging each person and each community to become present and heard in individual identity. Strategies of transformation are necessary to enable people from all backgrounds to ask questions about current society and to participate in the creation of the nation's history. There are…

Abalos, David T.

260

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.

261

In Praise of Diversity: Multicultural Classroom Applications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Grant, Gloria, Ed.

262

Festival of Pacific Arts: Education in Multi-Cultural Encounters  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Can acts of support and/or revival of Pacific cultures serve to educate international tourists about Indigenous cultures? This paper examines, from a postcolonial perspective and using a qualitative methodology, whether the Festivals of Pacific Arts, to which all nations send delegations, can educate visitors about Indigenous cultures of the…

d'Hauteserre, Anne-Marie

2011-01-01

263

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Faiyetole, A. A.

2006-12-01

264

The Science(s) of Adult Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using criteria to determine whether a discipline is a science, the author defines andragogy as a technological discipline that applies principles discovered by the sciences of adult education--educational psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. He suggests that andragogy could become the general science of adult education by studying…

Pastuovic, Nikola

1995-01-01

265

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Office of Science Education of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The aim of the site is to aid Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education by increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under-representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers. The page offers links to teacher resources, a student zone, games and puzzles, and programs and events. The site focuses on physical science, but some sections are useful to students and teachers of the earth system sciences.

266

Dear Science Educator: Help!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article takes the form of a letter from a distressed elementary school teacher who has been assigned the responsibility of a science program. It is intended to sensitize science educators to what they are asking and what they are taking for granted in their expectations of elementary teachers. (JR)

Kondo, Allan K.

1973-01-01

267

Groundwater in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

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

2007-01-01

268

Science, Worldviews, and Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Whether science can reach conclusions with substantial worldview import, such as whether supernatural beings exist or the\\u000a universe is purposeful, is a significant but unsettled aspect of science. For instance, various scientists, philosophers,\\u000a and educators have explored the implications of science for a theistic worldview, with opinions spanning the spectrum from\\u000a positive to neutral to negative. To delineate a mainstream

Hugh G. Gauch Jr

269

Environmental Health Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is designed to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health. The student pages are filled with educational links, storybooks, games, and coloring fun. Teacher resources include curriculum materials, and NIEHS pamphlets, factsheets and videos. There is also information on summer programs, science teacher workshops, and other programs.

270

Undergraduate computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of electronic computers coupled with the very successful popularization of the actual and possible roles of computers has put higher educational institutions in a peculiar situation. Most universities and colleges, even while attempting to organize computer programs, have shown very little grasp of the need for computer science education. The computer manufacturers themselves have often seemed opposed

Preston C. Hammer

1970-01-01

271

Fusion Science Education Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure,

C. A. Danielson

1996-01-01

272

Family Gardens and Solar Ovens: Making Science Education Accessible to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Bilingual Integrated Curriculum Project (BICOMP), an approach to multicultural science education that uses activities that minority communities are familiar with and feel comfortable with as the basis for teaching English and grade-level concepts as parents share traditional knowledge and primary language skills. Examples illustrate…

Merino, Barbara J.; Hammond, Lorie

1998-01-01

273

Smithsonian Science Education Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created through a unique partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies in 1985, the Smithsonian Science Education Center is committed to improving "the learning and teaching of science in school districts in the United States and throughout the world." The materials on the site are divided into areas that include Books & Kits, Innovation & Leadership, and Smithsonian. In the Books & Kits area, visitors can browse through a number of lesson plans, fact sheets, and other educational materials designed to help students learn about 20 different topics, including technology, geology, botany, and meteorology. The Innovation & Leadership area provides access to resources on increasing diversity in the science classroom and improving K-8 science education. The website is rounded out by a range of social media links where visitors can keep tabs on new additions to the site.

274

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

275

What Do Graduates Say about Multicultural Teacher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, Arthur Levine questioned the connection between what one learns in pre-service teacher education programs and what one does as a teacher. From a meta-analysis of several studies he found that: A shockingly low percentage of principals said that their teachers were very or moderately…

Colon-Muniz, Anaida; Brady, John; SooHoo, Suzanne

2010-01-01

276

Teacher Training and Multiculturalism: National Studies. Studies in Comparative Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents outcomes of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) studies on teacher training in eight countries (Bolivia, the Czech Republic, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Poland, Senegal, and Tunisia) representing different levels of development and different regions of the world but who are facing a common…

Gagliardi, Raul, Ed.

277

Multicultural Education and Progressive Pedagogy in the Online Information Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Internet's interactive nature and relatively wide use are resulting in new opportunities for educators to find support, dialogue, development, and even mentoring whether or not it is readily available in one's school. Discussion forums are becoming communities of support in themselves, sometimes facilitating relationship building among…

Gorski, Paul C.

2004-01-01

278

A Multicultural Focus on Career Education. Information Series No. 348.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this literature review is to illustrate the implications of cultural diversity for career education and development. Discussed first are census data demonstrating the rapid increases in population of such groups as Asians/Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Differences in world view are explored…

Locke, Don C.; Parker, Larry D.

279

Multiculturalism and inconsistency in the perception of sex education in Australian society.  

PubMed

A group of individuals who share common beliefs form a culture in which they communicate their values and attributes about certain aspects of society. Sex education remains one of the early teachings that humans experience irrespective of the race or level of development of a given society. However, different cultures perceive sex education differently due to differences in attitudes and beliefs, leading to significant diversity in the management of sex education among different societies across the globe. Many studies have found that in a traditional society with a homogeneous culture, the foremost reason for the different approaches to sex education is related to traditional values, in addition to other factors such as religion and political belief. In order to improve sex education, and consequently, sexual health in a modern multicultural society such as Australia, it becomes imperative to identify the inconsistency in beliefs about sex education among individuals with different cultural backgrounds in the Australian population. In this report, the author highlights similarities and differences in the methods employed by certain cultures of the Australian population. The report considers the different cultural environments of specific societies, the prevalence of sex education in these societies and how culture influences the prevalence. The concluding thoughts reflect on the success of the education programs in Australia, based on the idea that resolving the problems of sex education needs support from a number of bodies within Australian society. PMID:23382765

Almahbobi, Ghanim

2012-01-01

280

Learning Styles and Multiculturalism - The Need to Combine Forces in the Computer Science Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

A current hot topic of debate in the Computer Science community is our approach to education. In the last few years since I began researching and writing on this topic, there has been a growing interest in the application of Learning Style Theories (such as Kolb) to Computer Science Education. There has been some movement towards addressing how our students

Lisa C. Kaczmarczyk

281

Multicultural Teacher Preparation: An Attitudinal Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a survey designed to determine how teacher educators assess the status of American multicultural teacher education are described. Issues are raised around the commitment and implementation of several aspects of multicultural teacher preparation. (Author/AL)

Mahan, James; Boyle, Virginia

1981-01-01

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Canen, Alberto G.; Canen, Ana

2001-01-01

283

Third World Science: Development Education through Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Williams, Iolo Wyn

284

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-04-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Kleyn, Tatyana; Reyes, Sharon Adelman

2011-01-01

286

Interrogating the Trope of the Door in Multicultural Education: Framing Diplomatic Relations to Indigenous Political and Legal Difference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay Troy Richardson works to develop a conceptual framework and set of terms by which a diplomatic reception of different forms of law can be developed in multicultural education. Taking up the trope of the door in multiculturalist discourse as a site in which a welcoming of the difference of others is organized, Richardson interrogates…

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

287

Shake 'Em Up, but Don't Expect 'Em To Shake Up the World: Multicultural Education in (Mostly) Monocultural Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many students from cultures outside the mainstream learn about mainstream cultures at home; consequently, they are often less monocultural than students whose backgrounds are within the mainstream. For this reason teachers of writing who work for the most part with students from mainstream cultures need to provide multicultural education which…

Busch, Kathy Antonen; Steinmetz, Sunny Deborah L.

288

"As Good As It Gets?" The Impact of Philosophical Orientations on Community-Based Service Learning for Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influence of philosophic perspectives on interpretations of service learning is examined in this paper. Suggestions for a philosophical framework for service learning, relating philosophic orientations to aims for multicultural education and to perspectives commonly held among preservice teachers are given. Considers the implications of this…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

289

Teaching Minority Students within Minority Schools: Teachers' Conceptions of Multicultural Education in Swedish-Speaking Schools in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finland is experiencing increased cultural diversity due to immigration and is facing challenges in developing multicultural education (ME) in schools. There is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, and immigrant students entering Swedish-speaking schools hence become a minority within a minority. In this study, using open-ended interviews, we…

Mansikka, Jan-Erik; Holm, Gunilla

2011-01-01

290

Lessons Learned: Exploring Past Cultural Experiences of the Chicano/Mexican American Ambience To Strengthen Contemporary Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explored the use of phenomenology research to explore lessons learned and their potential for inclusion in multicultural education, focusing on the Chicano/Mexicano experience as farmworkers in northern Colorado. Interview data indicated that respondents maintained a high context and connection with their primary culture. Phenomenology provided an…

Trevino, Manual

2000-01-01

291

"Thinking the Practice": Academic Adult Educators' Reflections on Mediating a Summer Institute as a Multicultural Learning Journey for Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three adult educators who conducted a summer institute for 40 graduate students discuss how their positionalities influence conceptions of pedagogy and multiculturalism and shape inclusive teaching/learning interactions. They describe the sometimes uneasy intersections of the personal, the professional, and the political. (Contains 18 references.)…

Grace, Andre P.; Gouthro, Patricia A.; Mojab, Shahrzad

2003-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Richardson, Troy A.

2012-01-01

293

World Trends in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers presented at a conference of science educators from 26 countries organized to discuss world trends in science education are compiled in this publication. Section titles are: (1) Perspectives on Science Education - Some Major Trends (9 papers); (2) Science Curriculum Development for the Future - A Look at Some of the Issues (7 papers); (3)…

McFadden, Charles P., Ed.

294

Space Science Education Resource Directory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Space Science Education Resource Directory is designed for educators seeking NASA space science educational products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings. The directory can be searched by grade, subject (space, physical or earth science), topic, or keyword. A frequently-asked-questions feature and instructions on using the directory are provided.

295

Leadership Styles and Multicultural Education Approaches: An Exploration of Their Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the results of an exploratory study that sought to identify elementary school principals' perspectives of diversity and multiculturalism in relation to their leadership styles. In particular, we examine the approaches to multiculturalism of a group of principals who lead multicultural schools in Cyprus and analyse the findings…

Zembylas, Michalinos; Iasonos, Sotiroula

2010-01-01

296

Science Education Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Included in this section are articles on the following topics: science education for pupils with learning difficulties, the Engineering Council, differential achievement in early childhood according to sex, a peer tutoring program, and suggestions for involving students in recording their own achievement. (CW)

Hansen, Elaine; And Others

1989-01-01

297

CBEâÂÂLife Sciences Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CBEâÂÂLife Sciences Education (CBE-LSE), a free, online quarterly journal from The American Society for Cell Biology, publishes peer-reviewed articles on life sciences education at the KâÂÂ12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

American Soceity for Cell Biology (ASCB;)

2010-05-17

298

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Faiyetole, Ayodele Adekunle

2008-12-01

299

Science Education and Interactive Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The capabilities and applications of interactive video in science education are examined in four chapters. Chapter 1 discusses technology in science education, providing a comparative evaluation of interactive videodisc (IVD) systems and the microcomputer. Specific uses of microcomputers in science education are noted. Chapter 2 is a discussion of…

Ittelson, John C.; Moriarty, Patricia J.

300

Science education ahead?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In spite of the achievements and successes of science education in recent years, certain problems undoubtedly remain. Firstly the content taught at secondary level has largely remained unchanged from what had been originally intended to meet the needs of those who would go on to become scientists. Secondly the curriculum is overloaded with factual content rather than emphasizing applications of scientific knowledge and skills and the connections between science and technology. Thirdly the curriculum does not relate to the needs and interests of the pupils. A recent report entitled Beyond 2000: Science Education for the Future, derived from a series of seminars funded by the Nuffield Foundation, attempts to address these issues by setting out clear aims and describing new approaches to achieve them. Joint editors of the report are Robin Millar of the University of York and Jonathan Osborne of King's College London. The recommendations are that the curriculum should contain a clear statement of its aims, with the 5 - 16 science curriculum seen as enhancing general `scientific literacy'. At key stage 4 there should be more differentiation between the literacy elements and those designed for the early stages of a specialist training in science; up to the end of key stage 3 a common curriculum is still appropriate. The curriculum should be presented clearly and simply, following on from the statement of aims, and should provide young people with an understanding of some key `ideas about science'. A wide variety of teaching methods and approaches should be encouraged, and the assessment approaches for reporting on students' performance should focus on their ability to understand and interpret information as well as their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas. The last three recommendations in the report cover the incorporation of aspects of technology and the applications of science into the curriculum, with no substantial change overall in the short term but a trialling of innovative approaches to science education in the medium to long term. It was felt that no significant changes should be made to the National Curriculum or its assessment unless they have been piloted in this way. Copies of the report (ISBN 1 871984 78 5) are available from Caroline Gill in the School of Education at King's College London, Cornwall House, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA (tel: 0171 872 3139, fax: 0171 872 3182). It can also be viewed on the King's College London website (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/education).

1999-01-01

301

Science Fiction and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Cavanaugh, Terence

2002-01-01

302

Fusion Science Education Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure, and the electromagnetic spectrum curriculum. The 1996 Fusion Forum (held in the House Caucus Room) included a student/ teacher lunch with Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and a private visit to the Forum exhibits. The continuing partnership with Kearny High School includes lectures, job shadowing, internship, equipment donations and an award-winning electric car-racing program. Development of distribution by CD of the existing interactive fusion energy kiosk and a virtual reality tour of the DIII--D facility are underway. The DIII--D fusion education WWW site includes e-mail addresses to ``Ask the Wizard,'' and/or receive GA's outreach materials. Steve Rodecker, a local science teacher, aided by DIII--D fusion staff, won his second Tapestry Award; he also was named the ``1995 National Science Teacher of the Year'' and will be present to share his experiences with the DIII--D educational outreach program.

Danielson, C. A.; DIII-D Education Group

1996-11-01

303

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.

304

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for All--An Introduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What is a "multicultural" classroom? Classrooms, even if they are filled with non-majority students, are not necessarily multicultural. There are three elements necessary for a truly multicultural science-learning environment: First, the sense that all students can learn and do science; second, the view that each student has a worthwhile place in the science classroom; and third, an appreciation for the contributions of all cultures to our scientific knowledge (Atwater, 1993; Hays, 2001). Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity focuses on the need for multicultural science classrooms, and addresses what makes a culturally diverse science classroom a multicultural one. This free selection features topics such as cultural inclusion, embracing diversity, and encouraging equitable enrollment. The Table of Contents, NSTA Position Statement on Multicultural Science Education, and Introduction are also included.

Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr. -.; Inclusion, H. P.; Enrollment, Paul B.; Inclusion, Shirley G.; Enrollment, Stan H.

2001-01-01

305

Multiculturalism: Toward the New Millennium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses salient aspects of multiculturalism and its importance for the future, focusing on applications such as mentoring, counseling, special education, general education, and contemporary sociological theory. Multiculturalism is essential for establishing the information highway, distributing and marketing information, and adapting effectively…

Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Cordova, Fred; Mohammed, Fida; Kang, Meehee

1998-01-01

306

Science Education News, June 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the newsletter of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presents articles relating to interdisciplinary science instruction, declines in science skills, instructional television, college entrance examinations, career education, minorities in engineering, lab safety, inservice teacher education, and the use of…

McCarley, Orin, Ed.

307

The Globalization of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Standards-based science education, with its emphasis on monitoring and accountability, is rapidly becoming a key part of the globalization of science education. Standards-based testing within countries is increasingly being used to determine the effectiveness of a country's educational system, and international testing programs such as Programme…

DeBoer, George E.

2011-01-01

308

Antonio Gramsci, Education and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Balampekou, Matina; Floriotis, Georgis

2012-01-01

309

Insurgent Multiculturalism: Rethinking How and Why We Teach Culture in Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using Giroux's concept of "insurgent multiculturalism," suggests that the critical study of culture might be a bridge to certain aspects of doctors' professional development. Explains that insurgent multiculturalism moves inquiry away from a focus on non-dominant groups to a study of how unequal distributions of power allow some groups but not…

Wear, Delese

2003-01-01

310

Ethical Issues in Multicultural Student-Faculty Mentoring Relationships in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Schlosser, Lewis Z.; Foley, Pamela F.

2008-01-01

311

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Burnett, Bruce; McArdle, Felicity

2011-01-01

312

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2010-08-13

313

Education in space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The educational process for teaching space science has been examined as a topic at the 17th European Space Agency Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon, and Related Research. The approach used for an introductory course during the past 18 years at Penn State University is considered as an example. The opportunities for using space science topics to motivate the thinking and efforts of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students are examined. The topics covered in the introductory course are briefly described in an outline indicating the breath of the material covered. Several additional topics and assignments are included to help prepare the students for their careers. These topics include discussions on workplace ethics, project management, tools for research, presentation skills, and opportunities to participate in student projects.

Philbrick, C. Russell

2005-08-01

314

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).

315

Teaching Science through Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education can serve as a vehicle for teaching science and make student understanding of certain personal health-related science concepts meaningful. Describes activities involving the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, and the cardiovascular system. (DKM)

Kumar, David; Whitehurst, Michael

1997-01-01

316

Education Place: Houghton Mifflin Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Education Place presents Houghton Mifflin's K-6 science textbook support resources, organized by grade level. Each of the seven modules offers broad coverage of concepts in physical science, Earth science, and life science through a series of topic units. Each unit includes engaging activities such as Family Newsletters, Unit Bibliographies, Vocabulary Games, eGlossaries, Cricket Connections, and Discover! Simulations, with teacher support.

2005-09-14

317

Globalisation and science education: Rethinking science education reforms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Like Lemke (J Res Sci Teach 38:296-316, 2001), I believe that science education has not looked enough at the impact of the changing theoretical and global landscape by which it is produced and shaped. Lemke makes a sound argument for science education to look beyond its own discourses toward those like cultural studies and politics, and to which I would add globalisation theory and relevant educational studies. Hence, in this study I draw together a range of investigations to argue that globalisation is indeed implicated in the discourses of science education, even if it remains underacknowledged and undertheorized. Establishing this relationship is important because it provides different frames of reference from which to investigate many of science education's current concerns, including those new forces that now have a direct impact on science classrooms. For example, one important question to investigate is the degree to which current science education improvement discourses are the consequences of quality research into science teaching and learning, or represent national and local responses to global economic restructuring and the imperatives of the supranational institutions that are largely beyond the control of science education. Developing globalisation as a theoretical construct to help formulate new questions and methods to examine these questions can provide science education with opportunities to expand the conceptual and analytical frameworks of much of its present and future scholarship.

Carter, Lyn

2005-05-01

318

Assessing Students' Attitudes and Achievements in a Multicultural and Multilingual Science Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Takes a qualitative and quantitative look at the curriculum and teaching of a two-way immersion eighth-grade solar energy science classroom and examines its implications for education policy and reform. Results for a class of 25 students indicate that the approach increases the retention rate of Hispanic students. (SLD)

Hadi-Tabassum, Samina

1999-01-01

319

Science Education Newsletter No. 38.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue is divided into three sections: (1) Activities in Britain; (2) Overseas and International Activities; and (3) News. Numerous topics of interest to secondary school science and mathematics education pertaining to British education are presented. Included are reports on meetings, college programs, educational research, and educational

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

320

Globalisation and science education: Rethinking science education reforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Like Lemke (J Res Sci Teach 38:296-316, 2001), I believe that science education has not looked enough at the impact of the changing theoretical and global landscape by which it is produced and shaped. Lemke makes a sound argument for science education to look beyond its own discourses toward those like cultural studies and politics, and to which I would

Lyn Carter

2005-01-01

321

Globalisation and Science Education: Rethinking Science Education Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like Lemke ("J Res Sci Teach" 38:296-316, 2001), I believe that science education has not looked enough at the impact of the changing theoretical and global landscape by which it is produced and shaped. Lemke makes a sound argument for science education to look beyond its own discourses toward those like cultural studies and politics, and to which…

Carter, Lyn

2005-01-01

322

Multicultural Science Education: Perspectives, Definitions, and Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a vignette of an American white teaching successfully in the Philippines and an American white teaching unsuccessfully in a Washington, DC, school. Although the lesson is the same, successful teaching comes from cultural preparation while in the second situation, the teacher did not recognize he was teaching in a different culture.…

Atwater, Mary M.; Riley, Joseph P.

1993-01-01

323

Uses of cognitive science to science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper looks for common ground between cognitive science and science education starting from historical roots. Topics critically scrutinized are: representation of knowledge with applications of the schema and frame concept to physics education centering around the hierarchical structure of knowledge, the qualitative-quantitative distinction, the declarative-procedural distinction, and the semantic-episodic distinction; the uses of network versus production system representations, stressing the distinction between outward and inward representation which is often neglected; a short discussion of the likewise often forgotten index and reference issue. The paper has been presented to the ATEE Symposium on ‘Implications of Cognitive Science for the Education of Science Teachers’ IPN (Kiel) 29. 30.08.1985.

Jung, W.

1993-03-01

324

Science education and everyday action  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

McCann, Wendy Renee Sherman

2001-07-01

325

Constructivism in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constructivism is a theory of learning which claims that students construct knowledge rather than merely receive and store knowledge transmitted by the teacher. Constructivism has been extremely influential in science and mathematics education, but not in computer science education (CSE). This paper surveys constructivism in the context of CSE, and shows how the theory can supply a theoretical basis for

Mordechai Ben-Ari

1998-01-01

326

Desettling Expectations in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

327

Heroism and Science Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the activities of two prominent science educators who presided over Australian science curriculum reforms during the 1960s and 1970s. Represents the educators' actions as heroic and describe how the Heroes shaped, modified, and united the culture through referents, rituals, and artifacts. Speculates on the importance of heroic activity…

White, Robyn; Wallace, John

1999-01-01

328

Science Education Newsletter, No. 41.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

329

Artificial Intelligence and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines artificial intelligence (AI) in relation to intelligent computer-assisted instruction (ICAI) and science education. Provides a brief background of AI work, examples of expert systems, examples of ICAI work, and addresses problems facing AI workers that have implications for science education. Proposes a revised model of the Karplus/Renner…

Good, Ron

1987-01-01

330

Water Science Education and Awareness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is designed to promote water science education and awareness for teachers, educators, schools and the general public. There are links to water basics, conservation, testing and treatment. Other links lead to science fair news and water projects. Also provided is information about the effects of hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

331

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.

332

[Educational science, 'the hardest science of all'].  

PubMed

Educational research not only showed that student characteristics are of major importance for study success, but also that education does make a difference. Essentially, teaching is about stimulating students to invest time in learning and to use that time as effectively as possible. Assessment, goal-orientated work, and feedback have a major effect. The teacher is the key figure. With the aim to better understand teaching and learning, educational researchers usefindingsfrom other disciplines more and more often. A pitfall is to apply the findings of educational research without taking into consideration the context and the specific characteristics of students and teachers. Because of the large number offactors that influence the results ofeducation, educational science is referred as 'the hardest science of all'. PMID:22812268

van Tartwijk, J; Driessen, E W; van der Vleuten, C P M; Wubbels, T

2012-06-01

333

Risk and School Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a "risk society" and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These…

Christensen, Clare

2009-01-01

334

Ethics, Issues and Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past two years at NTU, I have been running a fourth year Bachelor of Education course on science issues. The majority of those doing the course are working primary teachers from a variety of backgrounds. The first part of the course consists of the history and philosophy of science, whilst the second part concerns science issues. The…

Palmer, W. P.

1992-01-01

335

Early science education and astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David Wilgenbus; Pierre Léna

2011-01-01

336

Social Factors in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews some principles of learning, examines the relevance of these principles for social factors that influence learning about science, discusses the application of these points to science education, and suggests science policies that reflect an awareness of the influences of these social factors. (Author)

Triandis, Harry C.

1980-01-01

337

Science Education That Makes Sense  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demand for students with a solid foundation in science continues to grow. Also important, science education needs to ready citizens who do not pursue careers in science to handle dilemmas they will face in their lives, such as selecting treatments for diseases, evaluating messages about climate change, or using new technologies. Instruction that…

Resnick, Lauren B., Ed.; Zurawsky, Chris, Ed.

2007-01-01

338

Report on a Project To Integrate Multicultural Diversity into Required Preservice Teacher Education Courses at Nine Westchester Colleges and Universities: W.T.E.G., Volume I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers describes efforts of the Westchester Teacher Education Group (WTEG) to incorporate multicultural concepts into teacher preparation courses. Part I gives an overview of the WTEG and the activities of its task force on diversity and the family, in three papers: "The Westchester Teacher Education Group: History and Purpose"…

Freeouf, Barbara C., Ed.

339

Educazione bilingue e multiculturale, istruzione bilingue, immersione totale: quattro nozione da definire (Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Bilingual Instruction, Total Immersion: Four Notions Needing To Be Defined).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article suggests that the terms "bilingual education, multicultural education, bilingual instruction, and total immersion" refer to four distinct processes, each needing to be defined more clearly. To define them, a theoretical framework is proposed based on two sets of variables. The first set integrates the anthropological model of human…

Balboni, Paolo E.

1998-01-01

340

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Faris, Ahmed O.

2009-01-01

341

Multicultural Resources: New Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the fourteen years since the 1990 MENC preconference symposium Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, DC, 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, there has been a significant increase…

Burton, J. Bryan; Clements, Ann C.

2004-01-01

342

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bradley, Deborah

2006-01-01

343

Science Education for the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the current science education reform movement in the United States and identifies some of the pathways seen as contributing to a new vision of science education. Focuses on the changing image of science, scientific literacy, linking science education with the work place, modernizing science curricula, and future policy in science

Hurd, Paul DeHart

2000-01-01

344

In Brief: Improving science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the course of the next decade, 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers should be recruited in the United States, and 1000 new STEM-focused schools should be created, according to a 16 September report, “Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future.” Noting that the United States lags behind other nations in STEM education at the elementary and secondary levels, the report, prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, also recommends improving federal coordination and leadership on STEM education and supporting a state-led movement for shared standards in math and science. The release of the report coincides with President Barack Obama's announcement of the launch of Change the Equation, an organization that aims to help with math and science education. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp and http://www.changetheequation.org/.

Showstack, Randy

2010-09-01

345

Music Education in a Time of Cultural Transformation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides background information on multiculturalism within education and specifically discusses the historical background of multicultural music education. Addresses current changes in music education related to multiculturalism and questions the state of multicultural music education. (CMK)

Campbell, Patricia Shehan

2002-01-01

346

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

Science and math education in grades K through 12 directly affects America`s ability to meet tomorrow`s challenges. If America is to stay competitive in the world, we will need highly qualified scientists and engineers in industry and government and at universities. Jobs of the future will require greater technical and mathematical literacy than jobs of the past. Our goal is both to improve the quality of science education and to encourage more students to pursue science careers. General Atomics, a privately held research and development company, has joined the growing list of businesses that are committed to helping educators prepare students to meet these challenges.

Winter, P. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Syed, Khalida Tanvir

2010-01-01

348

History of science and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can we improve the general understanding of science among our citizens? The current revival of concern for the quality and effectiveness of education includes discussion of issues such as motivating students to learn subjects they regard as difficult, changing the public perception of scientists, encouraging informed participation in decisions about the uses of technology, and conveying an appreciation of

Stephen G. Brush

1989-01-01

349

Science Education News, December 1972: Trends in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight topics relating to institution activities, project developments, and bibliography preparation are presented in this newsletter issued in December, 1972. A brief history, purposes, and functions are discussed for three centers: the Center for Unified Science Education at Ohio State University, the Environmental Education Center at Portland…

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

350

The National Science Education Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Champagne, Audrey B.; Bybee, Rodger W.

2000-01-01

351

Innovation in learning and development in multilingual and multicultural contexts: Principles learned from a higher educational study programme in Luxembourg  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multilingualism in education is a conceptual as well as a pedagogical challenge of the 21st century. Luxembourg, with its three statutory official languages (Luxembourgish, French and German), is an especially complex setting. The gap between traditional principles of language education on the one hand and the challenging impacts of today's multilingualisms on the other led the University of Luxembourg (founded in 2003) to set up a developmentally-driven Master's programme in 2007, entitled "Learning and Development in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts". After a presentation of the general multilingual settings in Luxembourg, this paper discusses the constellation of the multilingual University's staff and students and provides an analysis of the concept of the course by outlining its innovative approach, its principles and lessons learned with regard to running a trilingual higher education programme.

Ziegler, Gudrun

2011-12-01

352

Science and religion: implications for science educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A religious perspective on life shapes how and what those with such a perspective learn in science; for some students a religious perspective can hinder learning in science. For such reasons Staver's article is to be welcomed as it proposes a new way of resolving the widely perceived discord between science and religion. Staver notes that Western thinking has traditionally postulated the existence and comprehensibility of a world that is external to and independent of human consciousness. This has led to a conception of truth, truth as correspondence, in which our knowledge corresponds to the facts in this external world. Staver rejects such a conception, preferring the conception of truth as coherence in which the links are between and among independent knowledge claims themselves rather than between a knowledge claim and reality. Staver then proposes constructivism as a vehicle potentially capable of resolving the tension between religion and science. My contention is that the resolution between science and religion that Staver proposes comes at too great a cost—both to science and to religion. Instead I defend a different version of constructivism where humans are seen as capable of generating models of reality that do provide richer and more meaningful understandings of reality, over time and with respect both to science and to religion. I argue that scientific knowledge is a subset of religious knowledge and explore the implications of this for science education in general and when teaching about evolution in particular.

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-03-01

353

Impacting the Achievement of Underrepresented Minorities in Science and Engineering: Insights from the CU Multicultural Engineering Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop presentation provides an overview and description of the academic learning community offered through the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP). It presents insights into the 'collaborative learning model for student development and retention', which fosters academic achievement among underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American) in engineering. The presentation describes the value of various extra-curricular activities such as: supplemental instruction, peer group collaborative learning, and leadership development experiences; which have proven to dramatically increase the first-year performance and the freshmen-to-sophomore return rates (within Engineering) of MEP students (85% for participants vs. 50% for non-participants). Readers will gain insights into how they can facilitate extra-curricular learning experiences that will reinforce classroom learning and help their students develop their own identities as future science and engineering professionals.

Aragon, David

2007-03-21

354

Problems with German Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main problems of science (especially physics) teaching in Germany are students'' lack of interest and motivation in the subject, their poor understanding of scientific concepts, ideas, methods,and results, and their lack of comprehension of the social, political, and epistemological role of science. These circumstances result in a growing `scientific illiteracy'' of the population and adecline in democratic quality concerning decision making processes about scientific and technological projects. One means of improving this situation lies in the use of history and philosophy of science in science teaching. School science curricula and textbooks neglect almost completely the importance of history and philosophy of science. In this paper, the main empirical results concerning motivation and knowledge are given. Some examples from science curricula and textbooks are presented, and some of the few reform projects in Germany are listed. As a consequence a compensatory program is proposed in order to create the prerequisites for raising science education in Germany to an international standard.

Riess, Falk

355

The Nature of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Connors, Margaret M.; Perkins, Bill

2009-01-01

356

Vocationalism and School Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the…

Donnelly, James

2009-01-01

357

Critical Thinking and Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely held that developing critical thinking is one of thegoals of science education. Although there is much valuable work in the area, the field lacksa coherent and defensible conception of critical thinking. As a result, many efforts to foster criticalthinking in science rest on misconceptions about the nature of critical thinking. This paper examines some of themisconceptions, in

Sharon Bailin

2002-01-01

358

Vocationalism and school science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the intellectual background, usage and meaning of the term vocationalism

James Donnelly

2009-01-01

359

A Survey of Education in Regional Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study traces briefly the development of regional science with particular emphasis on the educational field. It examines education in the inter-disciplinary field of regional science through a questionnaire sent to members of the Regional Science Assoc...

C. A. Webb

1968-01-01

360

Science Education Newsletter No. 18.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

British developments in science and mathematics education at all levels from elementary to university, including teacher training, are announced in this newsletter. Notes on professional appointments, instructional systems, curriculum developments, and activities of professional societies are included. Additional general educational activities in…

British Council, London (England).

361

Science Education: A Global Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science education in the United States is compared to the programs in Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R., Japan and the Far East, and Western Europe. Student attitudes, scientific literacy of students, teacher qualifications, academic achievement, high school completion rates, educational reform, and national curriculums are discussed. (KR)

Gardner, Marjorie

1991-01-01

362

Objectives Related to Multicultural Education: Bias Awareness, Cultural Fluency, Diversity Appreciation, Empathy, Equality Attitudes, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Tolerance, and Transcultural Identities. Examples of Publications. Peace Education Miniprints No. 98.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists examples of books, dissertations, reports, and articles dealing with the broad field of multicultural education. The bibliography's major focus is on materials in English from recent years, especially materials that deal with educational objectives implicitly related to peace education, such as bias awareness, empathy, and…

Bjerstedt, Ake

363

Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education project successfilly met its objectives of creating a comprehensive online portfolio of science education curricular resources and providing a professional development program to increase educator competency...

L. Bilbrough G. French

2003-01-01

364

Promoting Multicultural Education in the Primary Classroom: Broadband Videoconferencing Facilities and Digital Video  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to explore the impact of interaction (through gathering local field data and engaging in remote reciprocal presentations) on aspects of multicultural awareness. Sixty-six 11-12-year-old Scottish primary school pupils collected data in the field from their local community through questionnaires, interviews, direct…

Thurston, Allen

2004-01-01

365

Building a Framework for Classroom-Based Multicultural Democratic Education: Learning From Three Skilled Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing the increasingly racially and ethnically diverse politically disengaged population along with the central role of schools in preparing democratic citizens, this study investigated how 3 skilled secondary social studies teachers taught about and for multicultural democracy to prepare students for active and effective citizenship through…

Marri, Anand R.

2005-01-01

366

Multicultural Ethics in Nursing Education: A Potential Threat to Responsible Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responsible nursing practice cannot be realized under multicultural, relativist ethics. An alternate ethical basis for practice that is grounded in moderate realism is transcultural ethics, which argues that natural human needs, inherent in common human nature, can be determined empirically and what constitutes a good can be derived therefrom.…

Kikuchi, June F.

1996-01-01

367

A Web 2.0-Based Collaborative Model for Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hossain, Md. Mokter; Aydin, Hasan

2011-01-01

368

Bilingual/Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Proceedings of Head Start Regional Conferences, 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summary of the presentation given at four Head Start Regional Bilingual/Multicultural Conferences consists of materials related to the Head Start Strategy for Spanish-speaking Children. Keynote addresses focus on Head Start policy implications, the future of Head Start in the 1980s, and the relation of bilingual/bicultural programs to the…

Martinez, Kenneth A.; Arenas, Soledad

369

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE)  

NSF Publications Database

[A] Nanoscale Informal Science Education (NISE): This effort is intended to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through establishment of a Network, a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. Specifically, the NISE component will establish a national infrastructure that links science museums and other ...

370

Out of the Classroom and into the Heart of the Matter: A Case Study of University Student Residents' Reaction to Access to Multicultural Awareness Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of my study was to explore how, and to what extent, the UCSB faculty-in-residence program provided multicultural awareness education opportunities to student residents outside of the classroom. This research explored Housing and Residential Services, which housed the faculty-in-residence program whose mission is, in part, to provide…

Woodlief, Sharon E.

2010-01-01

371

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

372

Pre-Teacher Case Study Analysis of Teaching Life and Earth Science in Multicultural Middle School Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intending teachers in two science education methods classes (Fall Quarter, n=27; Spring Quarter, n=21) read and discussed a qualitative study describing science teaching and learning in a culturally diverse middle school. The two primary participants in the qualitative study were a white female veteran life science teacher and a white male…

McGinnis, J. Randy

373

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This U.S. Department of Education website contains numerous links to earth science related websites. Sites range in topics from biological and life sciences, ecology, and geology to oceanography, paleontology, pharmacology, space science and the history of science.

2002-04-29

374

The interface between science education and technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John K. Gilbert

1992-01-01

375

Education science and biological anthropology.  

PubMed

This contribution states deficits and makes proposals in order to overcome them. First there is the question as to why the Biological Anthropology--despite all its diversifications--hardly ever deals with educational aspects of its subject. Second it is the question as to why Educational Science neglects or even ignores data of Biological Anthropology which are recognizably important for its subject. It is postulated that the stated deficits are caused by several adverse influences such as, the individual identity of each of the involved single sciences; aspects of the recent history of the German Anthropology; a lack of conceptual understanding of each other; methodological differences and, last but not least, the structure of the universities. The necessity to remedy this situation was deduced from two groups of facts. First, more recent data of the Biological Anthropology (e.g. brain functions and learning, sex specificity and education) are of substantial relevance for the Educational Science. Second, the epistemological requirements of complex subjects like education need interdisciplinary approaches. Finally, a few suggestions of concrete topics are given which are related to both, Educational Science and Biological Anthropology. PMID:24818436

Krebs, Uwe

2014-01-01

376

Space Science and Interdisciplinary Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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).

Foing, B. H.

377

Microcomputers in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Encourages the use of microcomputers in the science classroom, providing information on uses (e.g., simulation and modeling, drill and practice programs, interface with lab equipment, conceptual data analysis, database management, and word processing), logistics, equipment, and software. (DMM)

Spraggs, Laurence D.

1984-01-01

378

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)  

NSF Publications Database

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program considers proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Building on the Foundation's prior support for ethics-related research and program development, the NSF Directorates for Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences ...

379

Multicultural Competence and Social Justice Training in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education: A Review and Analysis of a Sample of Multicultural Course Syllabi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the findings of a descriptive content analysis of 54 multicultural and diversity-related course syllabi drawn from counseling and counseling psychology programs accredited by the American Psychological Association and the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs. Results suggest that most courses adhere to the…

Pieterse, Alex L.; Evans, Sarah A.; Risner-Butner, Amelia; Collins, Noah M.; Mason, Laura Beth

2009-01-01

380

Space Science Education Resource Directory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the more difficult tasks facing educators (and others involved in education and public outreach) is that of identifying, finding, and accessing existing NASA science resources that meet their specific needs. NASA's OSS EPO Support Network has assembled a NASA Space Science Education resource Directory to assist interested individuals (including planetary scientists) to identify and download desired electronic products funded by NASA. This presentation will describe and demonstrate the system, which was unveiled in early October 2000 through a NASA Press Release; the Resource Directory is located at URL http://teachspacescience.stsci.edu. We are investigating solutions to the difficult issue of efficient distribution of hard copy resources. We hope to have a live computer demonstration of the Directory at the NASA Space Science EPO booth at the Conference. Comments and feedback on the Directory structure and contents will be solicited and welcome.

Betrue, R.; Miner, E.; Lowes, L.; Meyer, K.; Rosendhal, J.; Morrow, C.

2000-12-01

381

Science Education with the LSST  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

LSST will create the first true celestial cinematography - a revolution in public access to the changing universe. The challenge will be to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the LSST while presenting the data in ways that are manageable, engaging, and supportive of national science education goals. To prepare for this opportunity for exploration, tools and displays will be developed using current deep-sky multi-color imaging data. Education professionals from LSST partners invite input from interested members of the community. Initial LSST science education priorities include: - Fostering authentic student-teacher research projects at all levels, - Exploring methods of visualizing the large and changing datasets in science centers, - Defining Web-based interfaces and tools for access and interaction with the data, - Delivering online instructional materials, and - Developing meaningful interactions between LSST scientists and the public.

Jacoby, S. H.; Khandro, L. M.; Larson, A. M.; McCarthy, D. W.; Pompea, S. M.; Shara, M. M.

2004-12-01

382

Confronting Assumptions, Biases, and Stereotypes in Preservice Teachers' Conceptualizations of Science Teaching through the Use of Book Club  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on the structure and theoretical foundations of the book club for promoting multicultural understandings in science teacher education. The book club was defined as an informal, peer-directed group discussion that met regularly to discuss an ethnographic, multicultural text regarding issues pertinent to science teaching and…

Mensah, Felicia Moore

2009-01-01

383

Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Davson-Galle, Peter

2004-01-01

384

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.

385

Curriculum Process in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics/science education in the communicative conception is defined as the continuous transfer of the knowledge and methods of physics into the minds of individuals who have not participated in creating them. This process, called the educational communication of physics/science, is performed by various educational agents-teachers, curriculum makers, textbook designers, university teachers and does not mean only a simple transfer of information, but it also involves teaching and instruction at all levels of the school system, the study, learning, and cognition of pupils, students and all other learners, the assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes, curriculum composition and design, the production of textbooks and other means of educational communication and, in addition, university education and the further training of teachers. The educational communication is carried out by the curriculum process of physics/science, which is a sequence of variant forms of curriculum mutually interconnected by curriculum transformations. The variant forms of curriculum are as follows: conceptual curriculum, intended curriculum, project (written) curriculum, operational curriculum, implemented curriculum, and attained curriculum.

Adam?íková, Veronika; Tarábek, Paul

2010-07-01

386

Influences of Three Presidents of the United States on Multicultural Education: A Series of Research Studies in Educational Policy--Third Installment: Examining Presidents John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recognition, development and implementation of multicultural education in America is a relatively new and emerging idea. Prior to the middle of the previous century, the concept of addressing and providing a meaningful educational experience for all students, including students of color, was non-existent. In recent years, through the work of…

Baptiste, H. Prentice; Michal, Emil J., Jr.

2004-01-01

387

Science education and philosophy of science: congruence or contradiction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the goals and methods of science education from the standpoint of recent trends in the philosophy of science. Specifically, we consider the implications for science curricula and instruction of new perspectives on scientific knowledge, on the nature of evidence, and on how knowledge changes. We argue that much of science education remains mired in outmoded

Nicholas C. Burbules; Marcia C. Linn

1991-01-01

388

Science, Ethics and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An overarching epistemological goal of science is to develop a comprehensive, systematic, empirically grounded understanding of nature. Two obstacles stand in the way: (1) Nature is enormously complicated. (2) Findings are fallible: no matter how well established a conclusion is, it still might be wrong. To pursue this goal in light of the…

Elgin, Catherine

2011-01-01

389

General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation: Education Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a set of 12 inquiry-based modules for grades 8-12 on materials science, chromatics, electricity, and season changes. Each module is aligned with national science education standards and has been refined through classroom testing. The materials were developed to engage students with highly unique hands-on materials to study color concepts, incandescent light bulbs, DC circuits, and more. The modules include detailed lesson plans with objectives, student activity guides, assessments, and background information for teachers. Accompanying hands-on lab materials may be purchased at a very low cost from the publisher.

Woolf, Lawrence

2009-05-25

390

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.

391

Putting the Science Back into Science Education Through the Science Education Program and Leadership (SEPAL) Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Science Education Program and Leadership (SEPAL) project, a model science program for elementary teachers and students, designed to improve the teaching of science at the K-8 level. Focuses on experiential learning for teachers and promotes an inquiry-oriented approach to science teaching. (JRH)

Greenwood, Anita; Haury, David

1995-01-01

392

Science Education and the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information about the organization and the participants at the Symposium on World Trends in Science Education held in Halifax, Canada in August of 1979. Presents a brief description of the papers presented and lists the views that the discussion participants considered to be problem areas. (GS)

Noce, G.; Vicentini-Missoni, M.

1980-01-01

393

Blogs: Applications in Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Blogs are reshaping our political, social, and cultural environment. Education is affected by blogs because of their potential for learning and teaching, and also their risks. This article elaborates on a set of rules for evaluating and implementing blogs in teaching college science.

Brownstein, Erica; Klein, Robert

2006-05-01

394

Blogs: Applications in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Blogs are reshaping our political, social, and cultural environment. Education is affected by blogs because of their potential for learning and teaching, and also their risks. This article elaborates a set of rules for evaluating and implementing blogs in teaching college science. (Contains 5 figures.)

Brownstein, Erica; Klein, Robert

2006-01-01

395

The Nature of Science Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study by the Evidence-based Practice in Science Education (EPSE) Research Network that explores practitioners' views on the nature, use, and potential of science education research. (DDR)

Ratcliffe, Mary; Bartholomew, Hannah; Hames, Vicky; Hind, Andy; Leach, John; Millar, Robin; Osborne, Jonathan

2002-01-01

396

National Computational Science Education Consortium (NCSEC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

397

Informal Science Education (ISE)  

NSF Publications Database

The ISE program invests in projects that directly target public audiences for self-directed STEM learning, such as permanent and traveling exhibitions; films; television and radio series; web-based projects; citizen science programs; and youth and community programs. A Preliminary Proposal (or Preproposal) is required in order to submit a full proposal for a Project Grant (but not proposals for Planning Grants, Conference Grants, or Grant Supplements). The following instructions apply to ISE ...

398

Special Observances Honoring Our Nation's Peoples: A Generic Approach. Office for Equity Education's Multicultural Education Resource Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document advocates special observances at school as a way of honoring the nation's people and teaching respect for others in the context of multiculturalism. The introduction provides general advice on maximizing the impact of special observances. Section 1 cites ways of stimulating interest such as showing films, and displaying posters,…

Burton, Warren H.; Strickland, Larry

399

Artificial intelligence and science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined and related to intelligent computer-assisted instruction (ICAI) and science education. Modeling the student, the teacher, and the natural environment are discussed as important parts of ICAI and the concept of microworlds as a powerful tool for science education is presented. Optimistic predictions about ICAI are tempered with the complex, persistent problems of: 1) teaching and learning as a soft or fuzzy knowledge base, 2) natural language processing, and 3) machine learning. The importance of accurate diagnosis of a student's learning state, including misconceptions and naive theories about nature, is stressed and related to the importance of accurate diagnosis by a physician. Based on the cognitive science/AI paradigm, a revised model of the well-known Karplus/Renner learning cycle is proposed.

Good, Ron

400

Creationism, Evolution, and Science Education  

ScienceCinema

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.

401

Creationism, Evolution, and Science Education  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

2005-06-22

402

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for ALL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Press, Nsta

2001-01-01

403

The Future of General Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes that the future of general science education represents a crossroads for competing views not only of educational objectives but also of the trends for the role of science in society. Focuses on the question of whether general science education has a common identifiable ideal conducive to the future of a global scientific culture. (JJK)

Gago, Jose Mariano

1991-01-01

404

Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2007-01-01

405

Does science education need the history of science?  

PubMed

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

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

2008-06-01

406

GLOBE: Science and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Butler, Dixon; Macgregor, Ian

2003-01-01

407

77 FR 57079 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION...upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also describes the...

2012-09-17

408

75 FR 13265 - National Board for Education Sciences  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Board for Education Sciences AGENCY: Institute of Education Sciences, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice...upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also describes the...

2010-03-19

409

77 FR 20805 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...EDUCATION National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting AGENCY: U.S...of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. ACTION: Notice of an Open...meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also...

2012-04-06

410

75 FR 65305 - National Board for Education Sciences  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...EDUCATION National Board for Education Sciences AGENCY: Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. ACTION: Notice of an open...meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. The notice also...

2010-10-22

411

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.

2007-04-03

412

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.

413

Absolute Zero: Science Educator's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide provides recommendations for curricular modules on low temperature physics. Designed for teachers and informal educators of middle school students. this guide complements the Absolute Zero Community Education Outreach Guide. Suggestions on leading discussions, increasing student participation, and the use of inquiry are included. This material is related to a two-part public broadcasting special, Absolute Zero, produced by Meridian Productions and Windfall Films. Absolute Zero is underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is based largely on Tom Shachtmanâs acclaimed book, Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.

2008-09-18

414

Dialogic Global Studies for Multicultural Technology Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

415

Categorising computer science education research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The interdisciplinary nature of Computer Science Education as a field of study is a complicating factor when authors are choosing\\u000a appropriate journals and conferences for publishing research results. This paper reports a survey of 42 such publications\\u000a in order to identify the types of paper frequently accepted for publication in each. We review existing taxonomies developed\\u000a for the general fields

Mike Joy; Jane Sinclair; Shanghua Sun; Jirarat Sitthiworachart; Javier López-González

2009-01-01

416

The Course of "Culture" in Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay Tim McDonough analyzes a number of different positions within the ongoing discussion on multicultural education in order to provide a conceptual map of the development of the term "culture." His examination of the discourse begins with liberal multiculturalism; moves through the stages of difference, critical, and poststructural…

McDonough, Tim

2008-01-01

417

Multicultural Reasoning and the Appreciation of Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explicates a multicultural approach to art education that enhances critical thinking. Grounds this approach in the philosophical principles of constructivism that emphasize the student's construction of meaning rather than the passive transmission of knowledge from a teacher. Discusses the possibility of multicultural reasoning and its…

Stout, Candace Jesse

1997-01-01

418

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the selection of multicultural literature for children and young adults, educators and researchers focus on two main controversial issues--authority and authenticity--that the authors portray in their writing. What type of author can accurately portray realistic pictures of minority cultures in multicultural literature for young adults? Must it…

Bista, Krishna

2012-01-01

419

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.

420

Research Methods and Methodologies for Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Issues in Art Education. Crossing Cultural, Artistic, and Cyber Borders: Issues and Examples in Art Education Conference (Tempe, Arizona, January 7-8, 2000).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph is the outgrowth of a conference that explored research concerns related to multi-cultural and cross-cultural contexts in art education. In the monograph, presentations are organized into three sections. Section 1 deals with basic research methods and methodologies, and introduces new methodological perspectives for consideration.…

La Pierre, Sharon D., Ed; Stokrocki, Mary, Ed.; Zimmerman, Enid, Ed.

421

Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R.

2006-01-01

422

Using and Developing Measurement Instruments in Science Education: A Rasch Modeling Approach. Science & Engineering Education Sources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…

Liu, Xiufeng

2010-01-01

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

1999-01-01

424

School Management in Multicultural Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lopez, Mercedes Cuevas

2008-01-01

425

College Pathways to the Science Education Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This one-of-a-kind book applies the Standards , written for K-12 classes, to the college level. Designed for postsecondary science content teachers, science educators, and administrators, this book shows how to implement all six areas of the Standards on campus--teaching, professional development, assessment, science content, science education programs, and science education systems. To bring the topic to life, 40 "From the Field' vignettes give concrete examples of how higher education faculty and administrators have already used the Standards to make classrooms more student-centered and inquiry-based.

2001-01-01

426

Early science education and astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Wilgenbus, David; Léna, Pierre

2011-06-01

427

Philosophy of Science and Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Jung, Walter

2012-08-01

428

Multicultural Matters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article applies principles of multiculturalism to the provision of speech-language services to children from low income backgrounds - i.e., the culture of poverty. It discusses common characteristics of children from the culture of poverty and urges research that has practical, clinical implications to assist speech-language pathologists who…

Roseberry-McKibbin, Celeste

2000-01-01

429

Multicultural Matters  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of speech-language pathology has increasingly focused on appropriate, culturally sensitive service delivery to persons from multicultural backgrounds. Although this is a welcome and necessary focus for the field, its practitioners have neglected to conduct research and hold dialogues about a major culture affecting every ethnic and linguistic group: the culture of poverty. Clients from low-income backgrounds share certain

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin

2000-01-01

430

Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ajwa, Iyad

2007-01-01

431

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Martin

1994-01-01

432

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Martin, Michael

1994-10-01

433

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science Summit reinforced a question upon which many of us in science education are focused: How can we, the science education community of researchers, practitioners, and consumers, lead policy? We include a brief review of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for teachers, and elaborate about one ongoing and growing effort to…

Simmons, Patricia E.; Brunkhorst, Herb; Lunetta, Vincent; Penick, John; Peterson, Jodi; Pietrucha, Barbara; Staver, John

2005-01-01

434

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

2011-01-01

435

Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite claims that STS(E) science education promotes ethical responsibility, this approach is not supported by a clear philosophy of ethics. This paper argues that the work of Emmanuel Levinas provides an ethics suitable for an STS(E) science education. His concept of the face of the Other redefines education as learning from the other, rather…

Blades, David W.

2006-01-01

436

Cultural studies of science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine

2008-07-01

437

Supporting Inclusive Science for Special Educational Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the developments and outcomes of the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN). Highlights the collaborative relationship with the Association for Science Education (ASE) and developments in networking and communicating. (DDR)

Fenton, Adrian

2002-01-01

438

Science Education in Two-Year Colleges: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anthropology and interdisciplinary social sciences (ISS) education at two-year colleges are examined as revealed in a study of science education conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges that involved a review of the literature, an examination of the catalogs and class schedules from 175 institutions, and a survey of 1,125…

Beckwith, Miriam M.

439

Science-Technology-Society (STS)A New Paradigm in Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in the past two decades of goals for science education in schools have induced new orientations in science education worldwide. One of the emerging complementary approaches was the science-technology-society (STS) movement. STS has been called the current megatrend in science education. Others have called it a paradigm shift for the field of science education. The success of science education

Nasser Mansour

2009-01-01

440

Resources for a Multicultural Classroom. The Multicultural Resource Series, Volume 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This second volume in the series "Resources for a Multicultural Classroom" helps teachers develop creative ways to integrate multiculturalism into every curriculum, from science to literature. This annotated resource guide presents K-12 teachers with an extensive listing of print (biography, poetry, anthology, essay, fiction, research, and…

Green, Martha, Ed.; Blakley, Joyce, Ed.; Scott, Sybille, Ed.; Stuart, Deborah, Ed.; Shin, Gene-Tey, Ed.; Gorski, Paul, Ed.

441

Sharing Success: Mathematics and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE) is a coalition of educators, business leaders, governors, and policymakers seeking comprehensive and lasting improvement in education in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. SERVE'S Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education provides support to…

North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.

442

Developing Options for Managing NSF's (National Science Foundation's) Middle School Science Education Programs. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The goals of middle school science education; Problems in middle school science education; NSF's Directorate for science and engineering education; Alternative NSF/SEE approaches for improving middle school science curriculum and instruction; Al...

I. R. Weiss

1986-01-01

443

Perceived barriers to online education by radiologic science educators.  

PubMed

Background Radiologic science programs continue to adopt the use of blended online education in their curricula, with an increase in the use of online courses since 2009. However, perceived barriers to the use of online education formats persist in the radiologic science education community. Purpose An electronic survey was conducted to explore the current status of online education in the radiologic sciences and to identify barriers to providing online courses. A random sample of 373 educators from radiography, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine technology educational programs accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology was chosen to participate in this study. Methods A qualitative analysis of self-identified barriers to online teaching was conducted. Results Three common themes emerged: information technology (IT) training and support barriers, student-related barriers, and institutional barriers. Discussion Online education is not prevalent in the radiologic sciences, in part because of the need for the clinical application of radiologic science course content, but online course activity has increased substantially in radiologic science education, and blended or hybrid course designs can effectively provide opportunities for student-centered learning. Conclusion Further development is needed to increase faculty IT self-efficacy and to educate faculty regarding pedagogical methods appropriate for online course delivery. To create an excellent online learning environment, educators must move beyond technology issues and focus on providing quality educational experiences for students. PMID:24806051

Kowalczyk, Nina K

2014-01-01

444

Science education in a secular age  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Long, David E.

2013-03-01

445

The Nature of Science Education for Enhancing Scientific Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the meaning of the nature of science education to enhance scientific literacy. It argues that the teaching approach for science education should be regarded as "education through science", rather than "science through education". A model of the nature of science education is proposed, having its foundations based on activity…

Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmae, Miia

2007-01-01

446

The Nature of Science Education for Enhancing Scientific Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the meaning of the nature of science education to enhance scientific literacy. It argues that the teaching approach for science education should be regarded as “education through science”, rather than “science through education”. A model of the nature of science education is proposed, having its foundations based on activity theory rather than logical positivism. This encompasses an

Jack Holbrook; Miia Rannikmae

2007-01-01

447

Reforming Science and Mathematics Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lagowski, J. J.

1995-09-01

448

The Mystery in Science: A Neglected Tool for Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Of the many valuable tools available to science education, the mystery in science is the one that is most ignored, underused, or misunderstood. whenever it is used, it is only as mere entertainment or as an attention grabber. In this article, the author discusses how the mystery in science can improve student attitudes, generate a life-long…

Papacosta, Pangratios

2008-01-01

449

The Nature of Science in International Science Education Standards Documents  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter provides one solution to the problem of what elements best represent a description of how science operates at a level that is both authentic and appropriate for science learning contexts. A qualitative analysis of recent science education standards documents from several countries has demonstrated that there is a high degree of agreement about the elements of the nature

William F. McComas; Joanne K. Olson

450

The Nature of Science in Science Education: An Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

After providing a definition of the nature of science (NOS) for science education, we argue that a pragmatic consensus exists regarding NOS topics most important for a scientifically literate society. Hence, NOS instruction should take a more prominent role in the science curriculum. While the relationship between a teacher's NOS knowledge and their pedagogical decision-making is not straight- forward, we

William F. McCOMAS; Hiya Almazroa; Michael P. Clough

1998-01-01

451

Earth System Science Education Modules  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The College of Charleston is developing several new geoscience-based education modules for integration into the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA). These three new modules provide opportunities for science and pre-service education students to participate in inquiry-based, data-driven experiences. The three new modules will be discussed in this session. Coastal Crisis is a module that analyzes rapidly changing coastlines and uses technology - remotely sensed data and geographic information systems (GIS) to delineate, understand and monitor changes in coastal environments. The beaches near Charleston, SC are undergoing erosion and therefore are used as examples of rapidly changing coastlines. Students will use real data from NASA, NOAA and other federal agencies in the classroom to study coastal change. Through this case study, learners will acquire remotely sensed images and GIS data sets from online sources, utilize those data sets within Google Earth or other visualization programs, and understand what the data is telling them. Analyzing the data will allow learners to contemplate and make predictions on the impact associated with changing environmental conditions, within the context of a coastal setting. To Drill or Not To Drill is a multidisciplinary problem based module to increase students’ knowledge of problems associated with nonrenewable resource extraction. The controversial topic of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) examines whether the economic benefit of the oil extracted from ANWR is worth the social cost of the environmental damage that such extraction may inflict. By attempting to answer this question, learners must balance the interests of preservation with the economic need for oil. The learners are exposed to the difficulties associated with a real world problem that requires trade-off between environmental trust and economic well-being. The Citizen Science module challenges students to translate scientific information into words that are understandable and useful for policy makers and other stakeholders. The inability of scientists to effectively communicate with the public has been highlighted as a major reason for the anti-science attitude of a large segment of the public. This module, unlike other ESSEA modules, addresses this problem by first, investigating a global change environmental problem using Earth System Science methodologies, then developing several solutions to that problem, and finally writing a position paper for the policy makers to use. These three hands-on, real-world modules that engage students in authentic research share similar goals: 1) to use global change data sets to examine controversial environmental problems; 2) to use an earth system science approach to understand the complexity of global problems; and 3) to help students understand the political complexity of environmental problems where there is a clash between economic and ecological problems. The curriculum will meet National Standards in science, geography, math, etc.

Hall, C.; Kaufman, C.; Humphreys, R. R.; Colgan, M. W.

2009-12-01

452

Toward a ""Paideia" of the Soul": Education to Enrich America's Multicultural Democracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What role might education play in the reinvigoration of a robust American democracy? We argue that common understandings of democracy, citizenship, and democratic education are too anemic to right the political inequalities and stagnancies that have deadened American democracy. Instead, we look to notions of "paideia" and an educated, enlightened…

Gibson, Melissa Leigh; Grant, Carl A.

2012-01-01

453

Science Education in Canadian Schools. Volume II. Statistical Database for Canadian Science Education. Background Study 52.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major study of Canadian science education was undertaken in 1980 to establish a documented basis for describing the present purposes and general characteristics of science teaching in Canadian schools, to provide a historical analysis of science education in Canada, and to stimulate active deliberation concerning future options for science

Orpwood, Graham W. F.; Alam, Isme

454

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What exactly is informal science education? Well, it isn't just a science class taught in jeans and a t-shirt. According to the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) website, informal science "supports people of all ages and walks of life in exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." In the "About Informal Science Education" section of the website, visitors can read about the places in which informal science education occurs, such as in the media, science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, and after-school programs. The "ISE Spotlights" section contains real life examples of informal science education occurring around the nation. Visitors interested in becoming involved in informal science education (ISE) should check out the "CAISE Programs" link on the left hand menu, then click on "CAISE Initiatives", for the seven initiatives of project year four and five. Some of the initiatives include "The ISE Evidence Wiki", "Informal Commons" and "Interactive ISE Timeline". It is a site that is worth returning to multiple times, and the materials here represent some of the ways that persons of all ages learn about science.

2011-06-14

455

San Diego Science Alliance Education Outreach Activities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The General Atomics Science Education Outreach Activities as well as those of several other San Diego area institutions led to the formation in 1994 of the San Diego Science Alliance. The Science Alliance is a consortium of science-related industries, institutions of research and higher education, museums, medical health networks, and science competitions in support of K-12 science education. Some Alliance accomplishments include printing over 4000 resource catalogs for teachers, workshops presented by over 20 of their business members at the San Diego Science Education Conference, and hosting of 3 eight-week courses for teachers. The Alliance provides an important forum for interaction between schools and teachers and local industries and institutions. The Science Alliance maintains a World Wide Web Home Page at elvbf http://www.cerf.net/sd_science/. General Atomics' role in the San Diego Science Alliance will be presented.(Presented by Patricia S. Winter for the General Atomics Science Education Groups and San Diego Science Alliance.)

Blue, Anne P.

1996-11-01

456

JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION JACKET  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 .

1900-01-01

457

Science Education for Everyone: Why and What?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What the author explores in this essay is not so much the "whether" of general science education, but the "why." What exactly constitutes good science education, and how can one recognize when students have received it? Once this question has been answered, the answer to the "what" question--the actual content of the curriculum--is relatively easy…

Trefil, James

2008-01-01

458

California Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Answering the call to create an environment in which collaborations among ocean scientists and pedagogical experts flourish, the California Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (CA-COSEE) links the resources of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego; the Marine Activities, Resources & Education (MARE) Program at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), University of California, Berkeley; the

S. R. Franks; C. L. Peach; C. Strang; R. Dean; C. Halversen; D. Sullivan

2003-01-01

459

Teaching Science. Educational Practices Series-17  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in science serves three purposes. First, it prepares students to study science at higher levels of education. Second, it prepares students to enter the workforce, pursue occupations, and take up careers. Third, it prepares them to become more scientifically literate citizens. The relative priority and alignment of these three purposes…

Staver, John R.

2007-01-01

460

Global Reproduction and Transformation of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tobin, Kenneth

2011-01-01

461

Transforming Chemistry Education through Computational Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

An ongoing US National Science Foundation-funded project, the Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science (ICLCS), involves instructing rural Illinois high school chemistry teachers in the educational uses of computation. The project's training helps participants become educational leaders and change agents. In this article, we report on the participants and their students' classroom experiences and discuss how petascale computing will

Shawn C. Sendlinger; Don J. Decoste; Thom H. Dunning; Diana Avalos Dummitt; Eric Jakobsson; Dave R. Mattson; Edee Norman Wiziecki

2008-01-01

462

Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE) is Cornell University's award-winning K-12 gateway. Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.

463

Kentucky Geological Survey: Earth Science Education Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains educational resources for K-12 classrooms provided by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS). The purpose of this site is to provide educational Earth Science resources from around the globe using the internet. Earth science links, classroom activities, demonstrations, and a listserv for teachers are provided.

464

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questions of ethics and social responsibility are considered by many to be important issues in science education. Teachers are being exposed to the difficult task of dealing with global problems and values. This book contains papers which deal with this apparent dilemma, raising questions about the responsibilities of science educators in the…

Frazer, M. J., Ed.; Kornhauser, A., Ed.

465

Science in action: An interdisciplinary science education program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Science in Action is an education outreach program for pre-collegiate students. It is based on the concept that, in order to interest students in science, they must see science and scientists at work. The program encompasses the full range of scientific disciplines - the core sciences, engineering, and mathematics. A unique aspect of the program is the involvement and support of scientists and engineers representing local professional societies, industries, business, and academic institutions. An outline of the program is given.

Horton, Linda L.

1992-01-01

466

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 Attitude Survey, which is based on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey [1] and designed to measure shifts in children's attitudes about science and the nature of science. We present pre- and post-semester results for several semesters of the PISEC program, and demonstrate that, unlike most introductory physics courses in college, our after- school informal science programs support and promote positive attitudes about science.

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

2010-12-29

467

Fairness in multicultural assessment systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Equity is defined as a qualitative concern for what is just.

Gordon Stobart

2005-01-01

468

How a Deweyan science education further enables ethics education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper questions the perceived divide between ‘science’ subject matter and ‘moral’ or ‘ethical’ subject matter. A difficulty that this assumed divide produces is that science teachers often feel that there needs to be ‘special treatment’ given to certain issues which are of an ethical or moral nature and which are ‘brought into’ the science class. The case is made in this article that dealing with ethical issues in the science class should not call for a sensitivity that is beyond the expertise of the science teacher. Indeed it is argued here that science teachers in particular have a great deal to offer in enabling ethics education. To overcome this perceived divide between science and values it needs to be recognised that the educative development of learners is both scientific and moral. I shall be using a Deweyan perspective to make the case that we as science teachers can overcome this apparent divide and significantly contribute to an ethics education of our students.

Webster, Scott

2008-09-01

469

Museum of Science & Industry: Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Chicago's Hyde Park, the Museum of Science & Industry is housed in the Palace of Fine Arts, the one remaining structure from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Within these walls, visitors can learn about coal mining in southern Illinois as well as the human body. Through this website, visitors can take advantage of the museum's online offerings that are specifically designed to assist educators. For example, the What's New area allows visitors to take advantage of free classroom activities and hands-on experiments in Summer Brain Games. Moving along, the Featured Classroom Activities area contains activities that are designed to help students learn how to build a wind turbine or learn how to craft an electric motor. All told, there are over two dozen activities here, including Cookie Mining and a step-by-step tutorial on how to make slime.

470

Informal science education at Science City  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The presentation of chemistry within informal learning environments, specifically science museums and science centers is very sparse. This work examines learning in Kansas City's Science City's Astronaut Training Center in order to identify specific behaviors associated with visitors' perception of learning and their attitudes toward space and science to develop an effective chemistry exhibit. Grounded in social-constructivism and the Contextual Model of Learning, this work approaches learning in informal environments as resulting from social interactions constructed over time from interaction between visitors. Visitors to the Astronaut Training Center were surveyed both during their visit and a year after the visit to establish their perceptions of behavior within the exhibit and attitudes toward space and science. Observations of visitor behavior and a survey of the Science City staff were used to corroborate visitor responses. Eighty-six percent of visitors to Science City indicated they had learned from their experiences in the Astronaut Training Center. No correlation was found between this perception of learning and visitor's interactions with exhibit stations. Visitor attitudes were generally positive toward learning in informal settings and space science as it was presented in the exhibit. Visitors also felt positively toward using video game technology as learning tools. This opens opportunities to developing chemistry exhibits using video technology to lessen the waste stream produced by a full scale chemistry exhibit.

French, April Nicole

471

Science in Schools and Everywhere Else: What Science Educators Should Know about Science and Technology Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrates various aspects of science studies that might be of interest to science educators. Discusses science and technology studies, science education, manufacture of knowledge, representation practices, and theory and method. Concludes that working across the current boundaries would help establish forms of discourse that allow for continuous…

Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K.

1997-01-01

472

Teacher Leaders In Research Based Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the web site home for the Teacher Leaders in Research Based Science Education (TLRBSE) program supported by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. It is designed to retain and renew middle and high school teachers of science by integrating the best practices of Research Based Science Education with the process of mentoring. The program involves teachers in research while also building leadership skills and pedagogical tools.

2006-04-10

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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:…

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

474

Language Issues in Multicultural Settings. Bilingual Education Teacher Handbook. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The chapters in this collection were largely compiled from presentations at inservice teacher education mini-courses and workshops held at Boston University during 1977-1980. The following articles are included: (1) "Language Policies in American Education: A Historical Overview," by Maria Estela Brisk; (2) "Understanding the Role of Language in…

Montero, Martha, Ed.

475

Multicultural Visions of Globalization: Constructing Educational Perspectives from the East and the West  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The thesis of this essay is that globalization is a phenomenon that humankind must be educated for understanding as a process of global evolution. The new world evolving is being defined as requiring a new sense of collective cooperation amongst the peoples of the Earth, if we are to continue to exist on the planet. Educators are in the midst of…

White, Stephen R.

2008-01-01

476

Civic Education in Ethiopian Schools: Adopted Paradigms, Instructional Technology, and Democratic Citizenship in a Multicultural Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After nearly two decades of military dictatorship, democratic civic education has been integrated into the Ethiopian school curriculum. This paper examines the policy-practice concordance in implementing the civic education curriculum based on empirical evidence generated on the philosophical underpinnings, curricular contents, pedagogical…

Semela, Tesfaye; Bohl, Thorsten; Kleinknecht, Marc

2013-01-01

477

A Civic Rebalancing of British Multiculturalism? An Analysis of Geography, History and Citizenship Education Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on history, geography and citizenship education curricula and six semi-structured interviews with policy-makers--three with officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, two from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and one from the Office for Standards in Education. It argues that the governmental…

Faas, Daniel

2011-01-01

478

Citizenship Education in Multicultural Society--What Can We Learn from Israel?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied the attitudes of 37 Israeli secondary-school counselors towards immigrant students and citizenship education. Most believed that implementation of citizenship education is a schoolwide enterprise, and most supported an assimilationist perspective for immigrant students. Implications of a belief in a culturally plural perspective, held by…

Tatar, Moshe

1998-01-01

479

Science Education in Bhutan: Issues and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education in a developing country is pivotal in the developmental process. Bhutan, like other developing countries, places great importance in institutionalising a relevant and challenging science curriculum for all of its school-aged children. A number of factors have made the review of the science curriculum in Bhutan a priority including international debates about scientific literacy and the changing time

Ann Childs; Wangpo Tenzin; David Johnson; Kiran Ramachandran

2012-01-01

480

Science Education in Bhutan: Issues and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education in a developing country is pivotal in the developmental process. Bhutan, like other developing countries, places great importance in institutionalising a relevant and challenging science curriculum for all of its school-aged children. A number of factors have made the review of the science curriculum in Bhutan a priority including international debates about scientific literacy and the changing time

Ann Childs; Wangpo Tenzin; David Johnson; Kiran Ramachandran

2011-01-01

481

Science, Education, and the Ideology of "How"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this work is to relate discussions of ideology and science within the Radical Science movement of the 1960s-1980s with present conversations on the integration of biology, psychology, and education. The argument is that an ideological analysis yields useful direction with respect to how a learning science might develop and how we might…

Lang, Charles

2010-01-01

482

Science Education in Bhutan: Issues and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science education in a developing country is pivotal in the developmental process. Bhutan, like other developing countries, places great importance in institutionalising a relevant and challenging science curriculum for all of its school-aged children. A number of factors have made the review of the science curriculum in Bhutan a priority…

Childs, Ann; Tenzin, Wangpo; Johnson, David; Ramachandran, Kiran

2012-01-01

483

Girls and Science Education - Cause For Concern?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers resulted from the observation that girls, before boys, are eased out of science education. An overview of the problem is presented in the first paper, with an identification of some of the factors that discourage girls from pursuing study or careers in science. Justification for teaching science to girls as well as to…

Kelly, Alison; And Others

484

NASA Earth Science Enterprise 2000 Education Catalog.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Aeronautical Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) produces a wide range of products for teachers and students and supports educational activities for all grade levels in cooperation with the NASA Headquarters Education Division. This catalog presents the diverse educational programs, products, and resources…

Schwerin, Theresa

485

Integration of Geospatial Science in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the primary missions of our university is to train future primary and secondary teachers. Geospatial sciences, including GIS, have long been excluded from teacher education curriculum. This article explains the curriculum revisions undertaken to increase the geospatial technology education of future teachers. A general education class…

Hauselt, Peggy; Helzer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

486

Quality in Science Education: How Can We Manage It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on the Education Conference of the Association for Science Education held in April, 1994 that looked at some current perceptions of science and science education. Considers the role of the Association in enhancing the image of science and the quality of science education. (JRH)

Whitehouse, Mary

1994-01-01

487

Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since 1969, the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), a private, nonprofit corporation, has worked closely with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to advance space science and technology and to promote education in those areas. USRA's Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) has been NASA's life sciences research partner for the past 18 years. For the last six years, our Cooperative Agreement NCC9-41 for the 'Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program' has stimulated and assisted life sciences research and education at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) - both at the Center and in collaboration with outside academic institutions. To accomplish our objectives, the DSLS has facilitated extramural research, developed and managed educational programs, recruited and employed visiting and staff scientists, and managed scientific meetings.

Coats, Alfred C.

2001-01-01

488

Linking Science Education to the Workplace  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article examines the issue of linking education in the sciences with the world of work for all students. Traditionally, science teaching has been limited to preparing student for research career in science at the university level. The reform movement in science education is focused on intellectual skills that serve to fortify the human capital of all students and the economic productivity of the nation. The educational issue arises from evolutionary changes that are taking place in the practice of science, the development of a global economy, the nation's entrance into an Information Age, and the changing nature of the workplace. To identify and integrate these factors in the practice of science teaching is the goal of this article.

Hurd, Paul Dehart

1998-12-01

489

Beliefs and Values in Science Education. Developing Science and Technology Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book asserts that beliefs and values are integral to the scientific enterprise and the theory and practice of education and hence science education, and that it is desirable to explore such matters in the classroom. It aims at helping science teachers demonstrate how spiritual, moral, social, and cultural factors affect science. Chapter 1,…

Poole, Michael

490

Untapped Potential: The Status of Middle School Science Education in California. Strengthening Science Education in California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the expressed need for high-quality science education, very little research has been conducted on what middle school science learning opportunities look like in practice. This study was conducted in support of "Strengthening Science Education in California", a research, policy, and communications initiative. Partners in this initiative are…

Hartry, Ardice; Dorph, Rena; Shields, Patrick; Tiffany-Morales, Juliet; Romero, Valeria

2012-01-01

491

Sea Changes in Social Science Education: Woods Hole 2000. The Social Science Education Consortium Conference Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The agenda for the Social Science Education Consortium conference at Woods Hole (Massachusetts) was designed to continue a tradition of examining scholarship relative to the social sciences in K-12 education. The content focus for this volume, is political science, economics, and sociology. Following a "Foreword" (Matthew T. Downey; Joseph P.…

White, Charles S., Ed.

492

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.).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Reyhner, Jon

2001-01-01

493

Philosophy of Education and Other Educational Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article largely agrees with John White's characterizations of the relationships among philosophy of education, philosophy more generally, and the conventional world. It then extends what White identifies as the fundamental problem that should now be occupying philosophy of education--the irreconcilable opposition between education for…

Howe, Kenneth R.

2014-01-01

494

Science Sampler: Girls, robots, and science education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Diversity in most environments is critical to success. Science instruction with the implementation of robotics could provide girls with the needed impetus to consider fields in engineering and computer science, which are traditionally dominated by males. Robots offer the opportunity for creative expression, problem solving, constructivist learning, mathematics, and computer programming. This article describes various robotics-related activities that can be presented in the classroom to foster positive attitudes toward careers in robotics among girls while engaging students in minds-on, hands-on learning experiences.

Rogers, Amy A.; Rogers, J. J.; Lisowski, Marylin

2006-03-01

495

G. Science Fairs—Science Education in the Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, Mr. Jones discusses two kinds of learning activities which can greatly broaden the scope of science education. The first of these is the science fair, which he describes as an extensive project involving an entire community. The writer also describes the organization and operation of a summer course for high-school pupils based largely on field trips and

Norman R. D. Jones

1953-01-01

496

Visualization: A Metacognitive Skill in Science and Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The range of terminology used in the field of ‘visualization’ is reviewed and, in the light of evidence that it plays a central role in the conduct of science, it is argued that it should play a correspondingly important role in science education. As all visualization is of, and produces, models, an epistemology and ontology for models as a class

JOHN K GILBERT

497

Scientists and Science Educators Mentoring Secondary Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines secondary science teachers' perspectives of the role that mentoring by a scientist and science educator pair played in their professional development. Multiple data sources from three years of a professional development project, including interviews, participant reflections, and a focus group, were used to examine the benefits,…

Pegg, Jerine M.; Schmoock, Heidi I.; Gummer, Edith S.

2010-01-01

498

Transforming Elementary Science Teacher Education by Bridging Formal and Informal Science Education in an Innovative Science Methods Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We investigated curricular and pedagogical innovations in an undergraduate science methods course for elementary education majors at the University of Maryland. The goals of the innovative elementary science methods course included: improving students' attitudes toward and views of science and science teaching, to model innovative science teaching…

Riedinger, Kelly; Marbach-Ad, Gili; McGinnis, J. Randy; Hestness, Emily; Pease, Rebecca

2011-01-01

499

Improving science literacy and education through space life sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) encourages open involvement by scientists and the public at large in the Institute's activities. Through its Education and Public Outreach Program, the Institute is supporting national efforts to improve Kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) and undergraduate education and to communicate knowledge generated by space life science research to lay audiences. Three academic institutions—Baylor

Milton C. Clipper

2001-01-01

500

Science Education Resource Assistant for Science Teachers. [CD- ROM].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This CD-ROM provides a collection of Internet resources as well as K-16 related science materials and is divided into two sections. "Online Resources" includes information on the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), National Standards, AAAS Project 2061 Resources, U.S. Department of Education, Third International Mathematics and…

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.