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Multicultural Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Atwater, Mary M.

2000-01-01

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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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Defining science in a multicultural world: Implications for science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In today's schools there are often competing accounts of natural phenomena, especially when schools are located in multicultural communities. There are also competing claims about what counts as science. This article examines the definition of science put forward from multicultural perspectives in contrast to a universalist perspective on science; that is, the Standard Account. The article argues that good science explanations will always be universal even if indigenous knowledge is incorporated as scientific knowledge. What works best is still of interest to most, and although one may hate to use the word hegemony, Western science would co-opt and dominate indigenous knowledge if it were incorporated as science. Therefore, indigenous knowledge is better off as a different kind of knowledge that can be valued for its own merits, play a vital role in science education, and maintain a position of independence from which it can critique the practices of science and the Standard Account.

Cobern, William W.; Loving, Cathleen C.

2001-01-01

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Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of multicultural education is discussed along with implications for accepting and fostering cultural differences. The concept of cultural pluralism must be broadened to include a commitment to the right to be different if the full benefits of multicultural education are to be realized. A wide range of qualities can be included in…

Randall, Robert S.

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Defining "Science" in a Multicultural World: Implications for Science Education.  

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Examines the definition of science put forward from multicultural perspectives in contrast to the universalist perspective of science. Argues that good science explanations will always be universal, even if indigenous knowledge is incorporated as scientific knowledge. (Author/SAH)

Cobern, William W.; Loving, Cathleen C.

2001-01-01

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A Decade of Concern: A Review of Multicultural Science Education Issues in "The Science Teacher"  

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This article examines the issue of multicultural science education as reflected in the published articles of "The Science Teacher" over the past decade. The goal of this review is to help teachers--especially new or preservice teachers and those who implement multicultural science education because of district mandates or changing classroom…

Cooper, Jewell; Matthews, Catherine

2005-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

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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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Critical Multiculturalism: Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education.  

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This collection brings together the traditions of commitment to antiracist education and identity-based education. Selections from academic commentators on multicultural education link educational theory and practice in the discussion of culturally pluralist schooling. The collection contains the following chapters: (1) "Critical Multiculturalism

May, Stephen, Ed.

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Making Multicultural Education Personal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lobb, Pamela M.

2012-01-01

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Learning to Teach in a Diverse Setting: A Case Study of a Multicultural Science Education Enthusiast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the student-teaching experience of a multicultural-science-education enthusiast who taught in a school whose predominant culture was different from her own. Describes thematically the student's teaching experience and examines how encountered constraints were negotiated. (Author/CCM)

Luft, Julie A.; Bragg, Jacki; Peters, Chris

1999-01-01

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Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The volume provides papers presented in January 1985 at a symposium at the headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the subject of the various ways, means, and problems associated with providing a mainstream education for children of ethnic minorities in member countries of the OECD. The main thrust of…

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

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Special Education in Multicultural Contexts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on the learning of children with disabilities and giftedness, and explores multicultural education and the ways that multicultural perspectives can be taught to children with disabilities. Five major sections discuss: the foundations of multicultural education, multicultural

Winzer, Margret A.; Mazurek, Kasper

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The Border Crossings of a Multicultural Science Education Enthusiast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the "borders" a preservice science education student encountered as she completed her student teaching in a cultural setting that was different from her own. Suggests that, during field experiences, preservice teachers may encounter multiple cultural borders, some consistent and some inconsistent with their instructional philosophy.…

Luft, Julie A.

1999-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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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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Empowerment through Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questions about student diversity are examined by considering the extent to which society serves the interests of all, and by examining the empowerment of members of oppressed groups to direct social change. The contributions of multicultural education to empowering young people are highlighted. After an introduction by Christine E. Sleeter, the…

Sleeter, Christine E., Ed.

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Encyclopedia of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This encyclopedia contains over 400 terms, phrases, concepts, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, significant contributors to the American macroculture from the country's various racial and/or ethnic backgrounds, key events, and court cases related to multicultural education. Arranged alphabetically, each entry is defined and discussed in keeping with…

Mitchell, Bruce M.; Salsbury, Robert E.

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The Politics of Multicultural Art Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews issues related to multiculturalism in art education. Contends that there is a tension between art associated with Western Civilization and art from a multicultural perspective. Concludes that art education must have separatist, integrationist, and multicultural orientations. (CFR)

Collins, Georgia; Sandell, Renee

1992-01-01

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Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The Continuing Challenge of Multicultural Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the currently insufficient multicultural health education, which influences health status, disease prevention, wellness, and compliance with medical protocols. The article recommends administrative policy changes, educational philosophy renewal, communication via community and parents, multicultural preservice teacher education, and…

Pahnos, Markella L.

1992-01-01

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Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ogunleye, Ayodele O.

2009-01-01

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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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Multiculturalism: An Educational Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his introduction to this journal issue, which reviews books dealing with multiculturalism, the author discusses three theories of assimilation--Anglo-conformity, the melting pot, and cultural pluralism--and the doctrine of cultural relativism. Strengths and weaknesses of the books reviewed are also discussed. (RM)

Reagan, Timothy

1984-01-01

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

E-print Network

of their parents and grandparents. The purpose of this study was to determine overall student perceptions of diversity in a Multicultural Education course within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The research design used in this study was a one...

Merten, Kyle

2012-10-19

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Thoughts on Curriculum Integration and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective ways to implement the multicultural education demanded by contemporary social issues and demographic changes may be through interdisciplinary approaches or curriculum integration such as those proposed by James Banks and other authors. Banks defines multicultural education as "an education reform movement designed to restructure…

Perry-Sheldon, Barbara

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"Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Tolerance and Education in Multicultural Societies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Border Crossings: The Student Teaching Experience of a Multicultural Science Education Enthusiast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents the case of a preservice science student teacher with a desire to make science education more accessible to all students. The paper highlights her cross-cultural student teaching experience in an urban middle school with a predominantly Hispanic-American population. Data were gathered from interviews conducted throughout her…

Luft, Julie A.

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Increasing Preservice Teachers' Support of Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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Multiculturalism in Academe: A Source Book. Source Books on Education, Volume 47. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is an annotated bibliography that cites over 300 articles, books and other works that document the impact of multiculturalism on higher education during the 1980s and 1990s. Included are publications that address change in both the traditional disciplines and the interdisciplinary fields of women's studies, African American studies,…

Morris, Libby V.; Parker, Sammy

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A Multicultural Physical Education Approach. An Attitude.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a rationale for a multicultural approach to teaching physical education. Teachers don't need to know all of the culturally specific answers but must be aware that there may be differences in interactional styles. (MT)

Swisher, Karen; Swisher, Clark

1986-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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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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A Framework for Multicultural Arts Education. Volume Two. Multicultural Arts Education Framework Publication Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document suggests that even within current fiscal constraints, existing curricular content needs to be as diverse as the nation's students. Issues of multicultural arts education that are discussed include cultural identity and heritage, "loss of memory," and language. The goals of multicultural arts education that were enumerated in Volume…

Berk, Ellyn, Ed.

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Multicultural Education: Issues, Policies, and Practices. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives, Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents recent research findings on different aspects of multicultural education, informing teachers of the issues, policies, and new approaches prevalent around the world. The ten chapters are: (1) "Multicultural Education: History, Issues, and Practices" (Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain); (2) "Cooperative Learning Programs and…

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

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The Discourse on Multicultural Education in Finland: Education for Whom?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Finland is experiencing increased immigration and therefore increased cultural diversity in its schools. This paper examines the multicultural education discourse in Finland by analysing the national and municipal curricula for the comprehensive school, educational policy documents and teacher education curricula. The focus is on how multicultural

Holm, Gunilla; Londen, Monica

2010-01-01

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"Redefining Multicultural Education" by Ratna Ghosh. Book Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses multicultural education policy in Canada in terms of a proposed redefinition toward a framework involving revision of the norm to include all groups of students. Argues that although the vision of multicultural education presented in Ghosh's book provides valuable suggestions of what multicultural education in Canada should be like, the…

Magsino, Romulo F.

1997-01-01

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Key Dimensions of a Multicultural Art Education Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chin, Christina

2013-01-01

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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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The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education  

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

Banks, James A., Ed.

2010-01-01

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Educating Multicultural Citizens: Melting Pot or Mosaic?  

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Explores the educational metaphors of the melting pot (immigrants must assimilate into the mainstream culture) and the cultural mosaic (immigrants should retain their cultural identifies). Focuses on such issues as multiculturalism and justice for immigrants, social cohesion, the notion of cultural relativism, and differing conceptions of culture.…

Entwistle, Harold

2000-01-01

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Learning To Teach in a Diverse Setting: A Case Study of a Multicultural Science Education Enthusiast.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents the case of a preservice science student teacher who wanted to make the science classroom an equitable place of learning. The paper focuses on her cross-cultural student teaching experience in an urban middle school. Data were gathered from in-depth interviews conducted throughout her student teaching experience, a journal in…

Luft, Julie

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Teaching, Learning, and Motivation in a Multicultural Context. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, third in a series, is designed to present educators with current research and emerging issues in teaching, learning, and motivation in a multicultural context. The introduction contains: (1) "Recent Developments in Multicultural Education: Issues and Ideas" (Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain). Part 2, "Theoretical and Methodological…

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

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A Sound Education for All: Multicultural Issues in Music Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bob L. Johnson

2004-01-01

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Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers: Theory, Research, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series.  

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This book recognizes the important role teacher education programs can play in providing culturally responsive teachers for 21st century public school classrooms. It provides a range of transformative perspectives on the multicultural education of teachers, emphasizing race, racism, anti-racism, and democracy . The book includes structural…

Vavrus, Michael

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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

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White Students' Voices in Multicultural Teacher Education Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While multicultural education remains a work in progress, many of the cornerstones are already in place. Racism, classism, sexism, equity, and social justice issues feature as generative themes (Freire, 1970), which underpin this educational project. One area of research in multicultural teacher education that this article investigates is the way…

Horton, Julie; Scott, Dominic

2004-01-01

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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

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Pre-Service Teachers' Perspectives on Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers' perspectives related to preparedness for multicultural education and to examine the extent to which they differed according to their age and college seniority status. It is important for teachers to have knowledge, skills, and self-awareness in multicultural education. Study…

Dharmadasa, Indranie; Dharmadasa, Kiri H.

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"Other" Encounters: Dances with Whiteness in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews four books in order to examine the contradictory and ambivalent spaces occupied and co-occupied with multicultural education, locating multicultural education within the Eurocentric regimes of truth (democracy, pluralism, and equality) and addressing how the books rectify or contest the regimes of truth moving within and against the…

Richardson, Troy; Villenas, Sofia

2000-01-01

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Reinventing Aspects of Multicultural Education under the Shadow of Globalisation  

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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

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Studying Art History through the Multicultural Education Looking-Glass.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes a curriculum model for integrating the content of art history and multicultural education. Describes the different modes of inquiry and cultural characteristics that are included in the multicultural education/art history curriculum content matrix. Offers five points for those who utilize the matrix. (CMK)

Sabol, F. Robert

2000-01-01

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Ethnic Diversity, National Unity and Multicultural Education in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hinton, Samuel

2011-01-01

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Multiculturalism and Education for Citizenship in a Context of Neoliberalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sleeter, Christine E.

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stables, Andrew

2005-01-01

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Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Practices and Challenges in Malaysia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

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Resistance to Multicultural Art Education: Strategies for Multicultural Faculty Working in Predominantly White Teacher Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. population of European ancestry is shifting toward a population of Hispanic and African origin. For this reason art education needs to have a multicultural cross-cultural foundation. University professors must prepare future art teachers to confront a more diverse population through relevant art history, aesthetics, and art criticism…

Dufrene, Phoebe

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Commentary on a framework for multicultural education.  

PubMed

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

Hammerich, Karin F

2014-09-01

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Commentary on a framework for multicultural education  

PubMed Central

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

Hammerich, Karin F.

2014-01-01

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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 Perspectives in Music Education.  

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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.

68

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

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

Waghid, Yusef; Davids, Nuraan

2014-01-01

69

Multicultural Education: The Understandings of Preschool Teachers in Singapore  

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

Berthelsen, Donna; Karuppiah, Nirmala

2011-01-01

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

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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.

71

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

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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

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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

73

Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.  

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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.

74

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

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

Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee

2011-01-01

75

School Haze: A Response to Louis Menand's View on Multicultural Education.  

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This essay discusses multicultural education in the context of responding to an article in a national magazine, which critiqued multicultural education. This essay argues that the article, "School Daze" (Louis Menand) in "Harper's Bazaar" magazine in September, 1992, oversimplifies and misrepresents key issues of multicultural education and its…

Franklin, Godfrey; Heath, Inez A.

76

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition  

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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

77

Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States  

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

Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

2007-01-01

78

Reinventing Urban Education. Multiculturalism and the Social Context of Schooling.  

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The papers in this collection describe how education is being reinvented in urban school systems in the United States. Selections discuss the urban landscape, the social context of schooling, and the theory and practice of multiculturalism. Papers include: (1) "Introduction: Reinventing Urban Education" (Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz); (2) "The…

Rivera-Batiz, Francisco L., Ed.

79

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

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

Kang, Soon-Won

2010-01-01

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The Nature of Science in a Multicultural Context.  

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Proposes an alternative view of the nature of science that strikes a balance between extremely relativist views that see no difference between science and pseudoscience and current views that are inappropriate in a multicultural society. Implications for science teaching in the British schools are discussed. (SLD)

Vira, Shashank

1997-01-01

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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.

82

Less Talk, More Action for Multicultural Science.  

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

Weld, Jeffrey

83

Multicultural Education: A Functional Bibliography for Teachers.  

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The selective annotated bibliography lists over 200 materials for teaching ethnic and multicultural studies in grades K through 12. The materials were published after the mid 1960s. Special consideration was given to materials that emphasize group values, social institutions such as the family and child rearing, and other topics such as community…

Gold, Milton J., Ed.; Grant, Carl A., Ed.

84

Embedded Preservice Teacher Education: Sophomore Multicultural Internship.  

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This paper describes the Sophomore Multicultural Internship for preservice teachers at Moorhead State University, Minnesota. From 1990-95, the program immersed preservice teachers in cross-cultural encounters and K-12 clinical experiences intended to: engender enlightened tolerance; provide an embedded context for making moral choices to pursue…

Bowman, Richard

85

Multicultural Religious Education in a Trinitarian Perspective  

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Multiculturalism is now confronted with pressures of maintaining a balance between unity and diversity on the one hand and building a global civic culture aiming at civic equality, liberty, toleration, and recognition in a global, transnational community on the other hand. With these difficulties, this article attempts to provide a model of…

Kim, Hyun-Sook

2012-01-01

86

The Utilization of Simulations in Multicultural Education.  

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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

87

Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in Japan  

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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

88

Report on Multicultural Education in "Pesantren"  

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

Raihani

2012-01-01

89

Having Our Say about Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers need to be multicultural--able to relate to many cultures with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better understand growing student diversity. By the year 2010, 40 percent of learners in classrooms will be children of color, while the teaching population will remain around 85 percent white and female (Applied Research Center 2000).…

Hill-Jackson, Valerie; Sewell, Katie Lynn; Waters, Crystal

2007-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ryan, Mark

91

A Multicultural Education Database--A Feasibility Study.  

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This study identified alternatives for the design, implementation, and operation of a national information management system in multicultural education resources and materials and assessed the feasibility of implementing such a database. Sources of information for the study were potential users of the system, experts in information management and…

Montgomerie, T. Craig; And Others

92

Mask-making and the Art in Multicultural Art Education.  

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Profiles the use of mask-making in an art education program at San Pedro Academy in Los Angeles. San Pedro is an all-male private school for elementary, middle and high school students with emotional and behavioral problems. Discusses the uses of mask-making from multicultural and therapeutic perspectives. (MJP)

Cho, Mika M.

1998-01-01

93

Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism  

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

Lovern, Lavonna Lea

2012-01-01

94

Assimilation Versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the public rhetoric during the November 2002 vote over bilin- gual education in Colorado and Massachusetts. We argue that the neoassimilationist views displayed in both states represent a new step in the evolution of assimilation theory and ideology—one that has adapted to both the current immigrant environ- ment and to multicultural criticism. In Colorado, where the bill

Julia Burdick-Will; Christina Gomez

2006-01-01

95

Questioning the "Aloha" in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course  

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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

96

Integrating Multicultural Education: Activities to Celebrate the Chinese New Year  

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

Bian, Wei; Wang, Jianyu; McKinley, Betsy

2009-01-01

97

Multicultural Infusion in the Counselor Education Curriculum: A Preliminary Analysis.  

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Counselor educators agree on the necessity of preparing counselors in training to work in a diverse society. Traditional training programs have no special accommodations and are characterized by unawareness of the impact of cultural factors in counseling. This paper describes how one university has been working activity to infuse multicultural

Ametrano, Irene Mass; Callaway, Yvonne L.; Stickel, Sue A.

98

An Analysis of Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of Multicultural Education.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education. This survey research study used a four point Likert-type scale instrument. It sought to determine how such independent variables as school and community characteristics i.e., whether the school was located in an urban, suburban, or…

McCray, Carlos R.; Wright, James V.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2004-01-01

99

Implications from Learning Principles for Multi-Cultural Education.  

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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

100

Examining Collaborative Learning Modalities (CLM): Critical Multicultural Education Online?  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a very difficult, yet all important and ongoing research question--how do we best use online collaborative learning modalities (CLM) to supplement conversations in multicultural education courses? Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative study examined emergent themes in asynchronous…

Brantmeier, Edward J.; Aragon, Antonette; Folkestad, James

2011-01-01

101

Toward a Practice of Polyphonic Dialogue in Multicultural Teacher Education  

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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

102

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

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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

103

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

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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.

104

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

105

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

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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

106

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

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

Choi, Jungsoon

2010-01-01

107

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

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

Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

2013-01-01

108

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

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

Basbay, Alper

2014-01-01

109

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

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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.

110

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

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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

111

Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditional education in Micronesia has been informal and experiential, with a communal orientation. Certain knowledge is secret, and much folklore and mythology is sacred. For over 100 years, Western-style education has been imposed on Micronesia by the Spanish, Germans, Japanese, and Americans. Western education has focused on instruction in the…

Baker, Frederick J.

112

Multi-Cultural Education and the "Basics."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The back to basics movement continues to be the education media event of our time, but it appears that many advocates of the movement have interest in it other than that of education. Objectives range from strict drill in the three R's to a more vague return of religious and patriotic values to the curriculum and the elimination of such "frills"…

Rodriguez, Fred

113

Hispanics and Higher Education: Multicultural Myopia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Erlach, David

2000-01-01

114

Education for a Multicultural Society: What Does It Mean? Of What Importance Is It in the Classroom? Curriculum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides general principles and learning activities for multicultural education in elementary and middle schools in Australia. Participating schools integrated multicultural learning into the existing curriculum. The general principles which evolved from the project are that education for a multicultural society involves more than an…

Butler, Diane

115

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Resnik, Julia

2009-01-01

116

Art Education: Does Multiculturalism Equal Diversity?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In U.S. schools, art education at many levels focuses predominantly on Western European art. Art created by other ethnic groups is ignored in survey courses and confined to infrequent electives. Art students of color often feel disadvantaged when having their work critiqued. (SK)

Jelcich, Susan

1998-01-01

117

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

118

Toronto Educational Governance/Multiculturalism Case Study.  

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This report is a narrative account of a seminar devoted to analyzing processes of change and discussing strategies used in various Western countries to plan, develop, implement, and manage change. Subtopics of focus were cultural pluralism, management, governance and finance; career preparation; and early childhood education. The seminar's opening…

Murray, John; And Others

119

Critical Reflective Thinking through Service-Learning in Multicultural Teacher Education  

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This paper describes and discusses the effect of service-learning on students' reflective thinking about their own knowledge in multicultural teacher education at a state university in Southern California (USA). Two versions of students' multicultural autobiographies, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the course, were examined to…

Li, Xin; Lal, Shirley

2005-01-01

120

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

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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.

121

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

122

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

123

Extending Design Science Research Methodology for a Multicultural World  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Design science research (DSR) is a relatively new approach in information systems research. A fundamental tenet of DSR is that understanding comes from creating information technology artifacts. However, with an increasingly connected and globalized world, designing IT artifacts for a multicultural world is a challenge. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to propose extending the DSR methodology by integrating critical ethnography to the evaluation phase. Critical ethnography provides a way for IS researchers using DSR to better understand culture, and may help to ensure that IT artifacts are designed for a variety of cultural contexts.

Lawrence, Carl; Tuunanen, Tuure; Myers, Michael D.

124

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Letts, William J., IV

2005-07-01

125

Critical Change for the Greater Good: Multicultural Perceptions in Educational Leadership toward Social Justice and Equity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Educational leadership for social justice and equity is the primary leadership response to inclusive and equitable education. This inquiry builds on multicultural education and educational leadership to explore an alternative approach to mainstream leadership practice. Purpose: To examine ways in which educational leaders of color in…

Santamaría, Lorri J.

2014-01-01

126

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.

127

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

128

Mathematics Education College of Science MATH-BS  

E-print Network

Communication Information Literacy Oral Communication Science Selective Quantitative Reasoning ScienceMathematics Education College of Science MATH-BS Code-MAED Departmental/Program Major Courses (101 Teaching As A Career (3) EDCI 28500 Multiculturalism And Education (satisfies Behavior/Social Science

Kihara, Daisuke

129

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ghosh, Ratna

2004-11-01

130

The Acceptance of a Multicultural Education Among Appalachian College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores the multicultural predispositions of 437 students in a Central Appalachian university. After selecting students from a wide range of majors, this article shows which sort of multicultural programs garner weaker and stronger support in this undergraduate population. Following this descriptive elaboration, a set of OLS regressions tests a wide range of competing explanatory prepositions. Some of the

Hideko Asada; Eric Swank; Gregory T. Goldey

2003-01-01

131

Facing Multiculturalism's Challenges in Korean Education and Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Olneck, Michael R.

2011-01-01

132

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

133

Beyond the Popular and Politically Correct: Multicultural Education and the Reform of Theatre Pedagogy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education is still a relatively new trend in the American system of higher education. As with any new pedagogy, there is a tendency to reduce the genuine possibility of educational reform to mere superficiality--good intentions lacking substance. Behind the "camouflage" of politically correct language and actions, individuals need…

Becker, Becky K.

134

Multiculturalism in Teaching Physical Education: A Review of U.S. Based Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper was to review extant literature on multicultural education in the context of teaching physical education. More specifically, the article was designed to review the literature on physical education teachers' knowledge and skills related to teaching culturally diverse students. The findings revealed teachers' knowledge and…

Choi, Wonseok; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

2011-01-01

135

Toward Multicultural Environmental Education: The Case of the Arab and Ultraorthodox Sectors in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent thinking in multicultural education can contribute to environmental education (EE) in culturally diverse societies. This article uses case studies of two minorities in Israel to illustrate the potential for bringing together these two areas of educational research that have developed significantly in recent years. After introducing the…

Negev, Maya; Garb, Yaakov

2014-01-01

136

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

137

"My Eyes were Opened": Tracing the Conceptual Change of Pre-Service Teachers in a Special Education/Multicultural Education Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners with disabilities increases in the United States, many educators and policymakers purport that teacher education programs (TEPs) must incorporate multicultural education more substantively. However, we know very little about the impact of multicultural education on the thinking…

Trent, Stanley C.; Dixon, Danielle J.

2004-01-01

138

Integrating Feminism and Multiculturalism: Scientific Fact or Science Fiction?  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can contemporary psychologists become more multiculturally competent? Should practitioners focus primarily on race\\/ethnicity or should they attempt to integrate feminist principles and other aspects of identity and social location into their quest for multicultural competence? Competent clinical practice requires a complexity paradigm that encompasses the intersectionalities of class, gender, race\\/ethnicity, and other aspects that define an individual's subjective experience.

Louise Bordeaux Silverstein

2006-01-01

139

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

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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

140

Transforming Multicultural Teacher Education through Participatory Theatre: An Arts-Based Approach to Ethnographic Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multivariate forms of social oppression, such as racism, linguicism, and heterosexism, are manifested in schools that, as part of our communities, reflect the societal stratification and structural inequalities of a larger society. Teacher educators engaged in multicultural education are responsible for providing pre-service teachers with…

Mitsumura, Masakazu

2012-01-01

141

A Review of Australian Multicultural Education Policy 1979-1986. NACCME Commissioned Research Paper No. 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is an overview of 64 documents on multicultural education policies from various Australian state education bodies during the period 1979 to 1985. In comparisons between states and across time, these policies are marked by inconsistency in form, scope, status, and content. States vary considerably on: (1) whether English as a second…

Alcorso, Caroline; Cope, Bill

142

Attitudes of Parents and Teachers of American Indian Children toward Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between Indian education and multicultural education was studied via an exploration of the literature and a survey of a random sample of 50 parents and the total teacher population (n=18) of Standing Rock Community Elementary School, Fort Yates, North Dakota. A 30-item attitude scale with a reliability coefficient of .89 was…

Swisher, Karen

143

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

144

Women and Gender Studies and Multicultural Education: Building the Agenda for 2000 and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines some of the tensions between women and gender studies and multicultural education, which include: understanding gender as a category of analysis; theoretical constructions of feminism; and building an educational agenda for social justice in an effort to further the agenda for 2000 and beyond. (SM)

Mulvihill, Thalia M.

2000-01-01

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education is a provincial responsibility in Canada, but there is a sharing of expenditure and strong support of public education, health and other welfare programs between the provinces and the federal government. Although the federal policy of multiculturalism has been aimed at making Canada a "just" society, the implementation of this policy in…

Ghosh, Ratna

2004-01-01

146

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

147

Insisting on Digital Equity: Reframing the Dominant Discourse on Multicultural Education and Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the United States, where technological progress is portrayed as humanistic progress, computer technologies often are hailed as the great equalizers. Even within progressive education movements, such as multicultural education, the conversation about instructional technology tends to center more on this or that wonderful Web site or piece of…

Gorski, Paul C.

2009-01-01

148

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

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Laura Blythe

2010-01-01

150

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.

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Joon K.

2014-01-01

152

Promoting Multicultural Education through Creative Writing: Crossing Cultures and Genders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multicultural literature course at Loyola Marymount University (California) was designed to complicate ideas of culture with gender issues and explored a common but largely unexplored phenomenon--writers who write outside their own personal backgrounds and identities. The course drew from research on "women's way of knowing" and "women's way of…

Bannister, Linda

153

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

154

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

155

Learning to Teach for Justice and Equality in a Multicultural Social Reconstructionist Teacher Education Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors describe a multicultural, social reconstructionist approach to teaching within a social studies methods course. It is co-authored by a teacher educator and a new teacher who was a student in the course. The course goals included critically analyzing texts and maps, incorporating the experiences and perspectives of women from different races, cultures, and classes in the curriculum, and

Ava L. McCall; Ann Andringa

1997-01-01

156

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

157

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

158

Finding Balance in a Mix of Culture: Appreciation of Diversity through Multicultural Music Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the understandings of cultural diversity as enacted in multicultural music education and is located in Victoria, which is identified as the most culturally diverse state in Australia with a population that comes from various countries and speaks many languages. This cultural diversity is reflected in the schools. This…

Nethsinghe, Rohan

2012-01-01

159

Comparison of Attitudes of Reservation Parents and Teachers Toward Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares attitudes of 50 parents and 18 teachers at Standing Rock Community Elementary School (Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota) toward multicultural education and desirability of implementing it into the instructional program. Results indicated significant differences (.05 level) between attitudes of teachers (more positive) and…

Swisher, Karen

1984-01-01

160

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

161

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.

162

Multicultural Education and Multiliteracies: Exploration and Exposure of Literacy Practices with Preservice Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quasi-experimental, mixed model study explored the use of an instructional approach that provided direct instruction and experiences in multicultural education while empowering preservice teachers to examine their perspectives using a hybrid classroom format. The purpose of the study was to explore preservice teachers' attitudes and…

O'Byrne, W. Ian; Smith, Shane A.

2015-01-01

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Debra S.

164

Intersections: A Professional Development Project in Multicultural and Global Education, Asian and Asian American Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents a sampling of the writings of participants in the Intersections Project, a professional development program to bridge gap between multicultural and global education for urban schools that involved four participating entities, each with a local project that focused on Asia and Asian Americans. The project was specifically…

Swartz, Leslie, Ed.; Warner, Linda, Ed.; Grossman, David L., Ed.

165

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.

166

Including Appalachian Stereotypes in Multicultural Education: An Analysis of Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes stereotypes of the South and Appalachia in a recent nonfiction bestseller, demonstrating that prejudice against southerners and Appalachians is so entrenched that it goes unquestioned. Discusses how such stereotypical books can be used in multicultural education classes in Appalachian colleges. (SV)

Herzog, Mary Jean Ronan

1999-01-01

167

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.

168

Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Advocacy: A 17-Year Content Analysis of "Counselor Education and Supervision"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors summarized (a) data regarding multiculturalism, diversity, and social advocacy represented in "Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)" over a 17-year period (1989-2005, Volumes 28-45); (b) type of articles (i.e., research vs. theory) represented; (c) research methodology and applications used; (d) journal editor and related terms;…

Smith, Shannon D.; Ng, Kok-Mun; Brinson, Jesse; Mityagin, Evgenia

2008-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhoads, Robert A.; Solorzano, Sylvia

1995-01-01

170

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

171

Speaking the Unpleasant. The Politics of (non)Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain. SUNY Series, The Social Context of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book addresses the clashing, controversial ideological and ontological postures that emanate when multicultural education issues are the sum and substance for engagement by learners in various educational settings. After a preface (C.E. Sleeter) and foreword "Tongue-Tying Multiculturalism" (D. Macedo), the book offers the following 17 essays:…

Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez, Ed.; O'Donnell, James, Ed.; Sleeter, Christine E., Ed.

172

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

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Grimes, Mary Katheryn

2012-01-01

174

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

175

A longitudinal study of multicultural curriculum in medical education  

PubMed Central

Objectives To evaluate impact a multicultural interclerkship had on students’ perception of knowledge, interview skills, and empathy towards serving culturally diverse populations and role student demographics played in learning. Methods Data extracted from students’ self-reported course evaluations and pre/post questionnaires during multiculturalism interclerkship across 11 academic years. Inquired students’ opinion about four areas: effectiveness, small group leaders, usefulness, and overall experience. Subscale and item ratings were compared using trend tests including multivariate analyses. Results During studied years, 883 students completed course evaluation with high overall mean rating of 3.08 (SD=0.45) and subscale mean scores ranging from 3.03 to 3.30. Trends in three of four subscales demonstrated clear uptrend (p<0.0001). Positive correlations between ratings of leaders and “usefulness” were observed (p<0.0001). Pre/post matched dataset (n=967) indicated majority of items (19/23) had statistically significant higher post interclerkship ratings compared to pre scores with nine of 19 having statistically significant magnitudes of change. Questionnaire had high overall reliability (Cronbach alpha=0.8), and item-to-group correlations ranged from 0.40 to 0.68 (p <0.0001). Conclusions By increasing students’ exposure and interaction with diverse patients, their knowledge, attitude, and skills were increased and expanded in positive manner. These findings might inform those who are interested in enhancing this important competence. This is especially true given increasing scrutiny this global topic is receiving within and across healthcare professions around the world. PMID:25341210

Dinh, An; Hunter, Laura; Godkin, Michael A.; Ferguson, Warren

2014-01-01

176

Learning and Living Difference That Makes a Difference: Postmodern Theory and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiculturalism that both transforms and informs is important. Recommends applying postmodern theory to transformative understanding of multiculturalism. Juxtaposes transformative multiculturalism with aspects of postmodern theorization of American society, illustrating this theoretical construct with research on college classrooms as "subaltern…

Jacobs, Walter R.

2002-01-01

177

Changing Roles of Special Education Administrators: Impact on Multicultural Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

178

Multi-Cultural Societies: Early Childhood Education and Care. Summary Report and Conclusions of an International Seminar (Granada, Spain, June 6-15, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Bernard van Leer Foundation's seminar on early childhood education and care in multicultural societies brought together 31 project leaders and independent specialists from 19 countries for a consideration of common problems of multicultural education. Participants were selected for their expertise in working with minorities and migrants in…

Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).

179

Research?based teacher education for multicultural contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduate programs in education face the challenge of preparing teachers and specialists in education to work with English Language Learners (ELLs). Programs must be culturally responsive, while at the same time respecting state and federal standards for scientifically based practice according to best evidence. The focus of the present study is a graduate program in education that sought to prepare

Judith K. Bernhard; Carlos F. Diaz; Ilene Allgood

2005-01-01

180

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jasmin Agosto

2010-01-01

181

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

182

Equity Education: A Longitudinal Study Comparing Multicultural Knowledge and Dispositions of Field-Based and Campus-Based Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two groups of teacher candidates, enrolled either in a field-based or campus-based program, were measured before and after their first semester of teacher education courses and again at the end of their student teaching semester. The two groups were compared regarding their knowledge of multicultural education issues, dispositions towards diverse…

Thompson, Johnnie; Bakken, Linda; Mau, Wei-Cheng

2009-01-01

183

Avoiding the “P” Word: Political Contexts and Multicultural Music Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Socio-historical contexts are integral to both general and music educational practices. However, when music teacher education candidates ask such questions as, “How can we engage in musics outside of the accepted canon and talk about these issues in my class without being accused by parents or administrators of being ‘political?’” they restrict possibilities for engaging with context meaningfully. Yet students,

Deborah Bradley

2012-01-01

184

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

185

MSL Diversity Educators are student volunteers who are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. This group will function as a proactive educational advocacy group that promotes diversity  

E-print Network

organizations. Program Goals & Objectives MSL Diversity Educators will facilitate educational programsMSL Diversity Educators are student volunteers who are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. This group will function as a proactive educational advocacy group

Tennessee, University of

186

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

2011-12-01

187

Reducing Prejudice and Stereotyping in Schools. Multicultural Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 500 studies of intergroup relations are reviewed to develop recommendations to help educators choose effective programs to reduce racial prejudice and stereotyping in their schools. The following chapters are included: (1) "Stereotypes: Theory and Research"; (2) "Prejudice: Theory and Research"; (3) "Contact Theory"; (4) "Improving…

Stephan, Walter

188

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

189

Responding to Multicultural Challenges in Rural Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Betty Y. Ashbaker; Lynn K. Wilder

190

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.

191

The Limitations of Multiculturalism in Norwegian Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hovdelien, Olav

2014-01-01

192

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AARHUS UNIVERSITY 13 JUNE 2013 Project work CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AARHUS UNIVERSITY 13 JUNE audio-visual element #12; CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AARHUS

193

Hanford`s innovations for science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-12-31

194

Multicultural Issues in Consultation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the historical development of consultation and superimposes multicultural theories and models onto several traditional consultation models. Included is a selective review of the literature from consultation, communication, and education that relate to multicultural issues. Makes an ethical imperative for the consultant to acknowledge,…

Jackson, Dennis N.; Hayes, Denise Hughley

1993-01-01

195

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

196

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

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kattackal, Joseph A.

199

Multiculturalism in the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contrasts the concept of multiculturalism as it appears in the proposed New York State curriculum guide, "A Curriculum of Inclusion," and as it appears in the California State history/social sciences curriculum. California uses the following approaches to reflect the multiracial, multicultural nature of American society: (1)…

Ravitch, Diane S.

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gruber, Sabine; Rabo, Annika

2014-01-01

201

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

202

Education for an Inclusive, Multicultural Society: The Problems and Opportunities of Bilingual, Bicultural Education. Report of a Consultation Held in Hartford, Connecticut, December 2-3, 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the proceedings of a consultation held for the purposes of sharing experience, expertise, problems, and directions in bilingual/bicultural education, and of sharing ways of developing public understanding and support for a pluralistic oriented education. One paper discusses the promise of a multicultural American society. It…

National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matthews, Michael R.

2004-01-01

204

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

205

Multiculturalism Permitted in English Only  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors of this article discuss the discriminatory practices through language in both multicultural and bilingual education. Bilingual education promotes academic instruction in the native language, to varying degrees, while multicultural education stresses the need to valorize and appreciate cultural differences as a process during which…

Macedo, Donaldo; Bartolomé, Lilia I.

2014-01-01

206

Courage in Multicultural Initiatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter briefly overviews the Principles and Practices of the Circle of Trust® approach and shares an example of how those ideals informed how an instructor team facilitated a multiculturalism in higher education and student affairs course.

Watt, Sherry K.; Golden, Margaret; Schumacher, Lisa A. P.; Moreno, Luis S.

2013-01-01

207

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

208

National Science Education Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Science Education Standards. Instead, the Standards provide criteria that people at the local, state, and national levels can use to judge whether particular actions will serve the vision of a scientifically literate society. They bring coordination, consistency, and coherence to the improvement of science education. If people take risks in the name of improving science education, they know they will be supported by policies and procedures throughout the system. By moving the practices of extraordinary teachers and administrators to the forefront of science education, the Standards take science education beyond the constraints of the present and toward a shared vision of the future.

1998-01-01

209

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

210

Preparation of Educational Administrators in a Multicultural Nation--Political, Social and Historical Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Canada has been throughout its history a multicultural nation as evidenced by its two official languages, and the French Canadian Roman Catholic school and English Canadian Protestant schools publicly supported in many parts of Canada. Since confederation, both legislative and administrative acts have attempted to meet multicultural needs. For…

Gue, Leslie R.

211

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.

212

Safety Education and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Safety education in the science classroom is discussed, including the beginning of safe management, attitudes toward safety education, laboratory assistants, chemical and health regulation, safety aids, and a case study of a high school science laboratory. Suggestions for safety codes for science teachers, student behavior, and laboratory…

Ralph, Richard

1980-01-01

213

Science Education Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses: (1) the nature of science; (2) Ausubel's learning theory and its application to introductory science; and (3) mathematics and physics instruction. Outlines a checklist approach to Certificate of Extended Education (CSE) practical assessment in biology. (JN)

School Science Review, 1982

1982-01-01

214

Education research Primary Science  

E-print Network

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

Rambaut, Andrew

215

Science Education at NSF.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses science education activities at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on a new NSF activity ("Research in Undergraduate Institutions"--RUI) designed to support faculty research in settings where the primary emphasis is on undergraduate education. Related issues and concerns are addressed. (JN)

Paldy, Lester G.

1984-01-01

216

Cognition, Affect and Relationality: Experiences of Student Teachers in a Course on Multiculturalism in Primary Teacher Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an analysis of journal entries of student teachers in a course on multicultural and language studies in primary education in Aotearoa/New Zealand, which was informed by a discursive strand of postcolonial theory, in particular Gayatri C. Spivak's ideas of education "to-come" as an "un-coercive…

de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa; Fa'afoi, Amosa; Sitomaniemi-San, Johanna; Ahenakew, Cash

2014-01-01

217

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.

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bekerman, Zvi; Tatar, Moshe

2009-01-01

219

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

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Biseth, Heidi

2009-01-01

221

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.

222

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

223

Observing Exercises in Astronomy: An Opportunity to Incorporate a Multicultural Approach to Astronomy Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of an Introductory Astronomy course (AS 4), a set of "Night Observing Exercises" have been developed to help students learn about astronomical events and motions, and to help them better understand their place in the Universe. These exercises are specifically intended to help California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) students, who often have evening jobs and family obligations, fit the exercises in around their schedules. This differs from a traditional astronomy lab that requires a student to be on campus during evening hours. The observations (e.g., location of sunset on the horizon, motions of stars throughout the semester) are made at home or at work, and use crude measurement techniques (e.g., angles are measured using the student's outstretched hand), but they nonetheless give the precision needed to demonstrate astronomical concepts. Additionally, the measurements are used, at the end of the semester, to answer specific astronomical questions while incorporating the uncertainties associated with the student's measurements. In this way, therefore, students gain an appreciation of the beauty of the astronomical sky, understand the motions that occur, and get a sense of the importance of uncertainties in scientific measurements. The CSUS student body is also among the most diverse in the Western U.S. A unique aspect of these Night Observing Exercises is the ability to enhance the multicultural component of astronomical teaching. The Inca and the Maya, for example, were maticulous observers of the Sun and Venus, respectively. This paper presents presents a report on techniques that can be used to show students, from cultures typically underrepresented in science, how astronomy is part of their own heritage. This work was supported, in part, by a Pedagogy Enhancement grant from the California State University, Sacramento

Phelps, R. L.

2001-05-01

224

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

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teranishi, Robert T.

2010-01-01

226

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

227

Surveying Educational Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tenorth, Heinz-Elmar

1990-01-01

228

Globalization and Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-06-01

229

Globalization and Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

230

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

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

De La Mare, Danielle M.

2014-01-01

232

Service Learning with Children Affected by Poverty: Facilitating Multicultural Competence in Counseling Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author defines and presents a rationale for service learning, provides procedures for implementing service learning with children affected by poverty, and describes methods of facilitating multicultural counseling competence. Examples are provided from a graduate counseling class that conducted group play therapy with 11 African American…

Baggerly, Jennifer

2006-01-01

233

Colorado Multicultural Resources for Arts Education: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Folk Arts. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide recognizes that the arts provide a natural arena for teaching multicultural perspectives to students of all ages. The guide features the four most prevalent ethnic minorities in Colorado, African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, plus a section prepared by Colorado's state folklorists. The…

Kitzelman, Jacquie, Ed.

234

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.

235

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.

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Patnaik, Sumeeta

2012-01-01

237

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. --Embracing Diversity

2001-01-01

238

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

239

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.

240

Science Education: An Anthropological Viewpoint.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Draws on literature from the fields of science education, anthropology, and other areas. Proposes a viewpoint that science and science education are cultural enterprises which form a part of the wider cultural matrix of society and that educational considerations concerning science must be made in light of this wider perspective. (DS)

Maddock, M. N.

1981-01-01

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

2011-01-01

242

Science, Worldviews, and Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Gauch, Hugh G.

2009-06-01

243

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zvi Bekerman; Moshe Tatar

2009-01-01

244

Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

245

BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation  

E-print Network

___ 5. Physics 2130 - Waves, Optics and Sound ___ 6. Physics 2150 - Quantum Mechanics I ___ 7. PhysicsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation This is a planning guide and Science or Faculty of Education for advising information. Program Planning Guide Major in Physics: www.uleth.ca/artsci/physics

Seldin, Jonathan P.

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Flick, K. C.; Keepseagle, L.

2013-12-01

247

CBEâ??Life Sciences Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CBEâ??Life 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 Kâ??12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

American Soceity for Cell Biology (ASCB; )

2010-05-17

248

Science Education - Deja Vu Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walsh, John

1982-01-01

249

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

250

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

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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

251

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

252

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.

253

Gender and Computer Science Education  

E-print Network

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

Galpin, Vashti

254

Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

255

The Multicultural Pavillion: EdTech & Digital Divide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

257

Feyerabend on Science and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a sympathetic interpretation of Paul Feyerabend's remarks on science and education. I present a formative episode in the development of his educational ideas--the "Berkeley experience"--and describe how it affected his views on the place of science within modern education. It emerges that Feyerabend arrived at a…

Kidd, Ian James

2013-01-01

258

Essays on Computer Science Education  

E-print Network

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

Galpin, Vashti

259

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.

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

261

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

262

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).

263

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

264

Science Teacher Education in STS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the role of science, technology, and society (STS) in science education. Examines some STS training exercises designed to help science teachers appreciate the role of science and technology in society. Suggests that the cooperative learning activities, debates, and plays can be used equally well in a social studies classroom. (DK)

Brouwer, Wytze

1992-01-01

265

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-01-01

266

Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

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

Tennessee, University of

267

Is religious education compatible with science education?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper tackles a highly controversial issue: the problem of the compatibility of science and religion, and its bearing on science and religious education respectively. We challenge the popular view that science and religion are compatible or even complementary. In order to do so, we give a brief characterization of our conceptions of science and religion. Conspicuous differences at the doctrinal, metaphysical, methodological and attitudinal level are noted. Regarding these aspects, closer examination reveals that science and religion are not only different but in fact incompatible. Some consequences of our analysis for education as well as for education policy are explored. We submit that a religious education, particularly at an early age, is an obstacle to the development of a scientific mentality. For this and other reasons, religious education should be kept away from public schools and universities. Instead of promoting a religious world view, we should teach our children what science knows about religion, i.e., how science explains the existence of religion in historical, biological, psychological and sociological terms.

Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

1996-04-01

268

Taking Science Education Beyond Schooling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alternatives to traditional science education will remain as limited as their predecessors unless the very structures of schooling are called into question. Alternatives cannot be designed at the drawing board by theoreticians but must be grounded in praxis, thereby providing concrete trajectories along which science education can actually change.…

Roth, Wolff-Michael

2002-01-01

269

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 much less so in computer science education (CSE). This paper surveys constructivism in the context of CSE, and shows how the theory can supply a theoretical

Mordechai Ben-ari

1998-01-01

270

Defending Constructivism in Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

After an impressive development throughout the last two decades, supported by a greatamount of research and innovation, science education seemed to be becoming a newscientific domain. This transformation of Science Education into a specific field of researchand knowledge is usually associated with the establishment of what has been called an‘emergent consensus’ about constructivist positions. However, some voices have begunto question

Daniel Gil-Pérez; Jenaro Guisasola; Antonio Moreno; Antonio Cachapuz; Anna M. Pessoa De Carvalho; Joaquín Martínez Torregrosa; Julia Salinas; Pablo Valdés; Eduardo González; Anna Gené Duch; Andrée Dumas-Carré; Hugo Tricárico; Rómulo Gallego

2002-01-01

271

Politics and Education in America's Multicultural Society: An African-American Studies' Response to Allan Bloom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "The Closing of the American Mind," Allan Bloom responds to educational problems by blaming African-Americans for creating a separate intellectual world. He blames universities for retreating from traditional education which stresses the supremacy of Western ideals. His neo-conservatism dominates current educational policy and must be displaced…

Hayes, Floyd W., III

1989-01-01

272

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.

273

Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Immigrant Countries. Proceedings of an International Symposium Held at the Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, August 2 and 3, 1982. Wenner-Gren Symposium Series, Volume 38.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers in this collection were presented at a 1982 symposium convened to address the question, "What is the best way to provide school education for immigrant children?" The papers (and their authors) include (1) "The Social and Ideological Context of Multicultural Education in Immigrant Countries" (Ronald Taft); (2) "Multilingualism and…

Husen, Torsten, Ed.; Opper, Susan, Ed.

274

Science Fiction and Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Terence Cavanaugh

2002-03-01

275

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the problem of an inadequate science teaching approach at a time when students need to be familiar with, and be able to understand, global problems and personal problems delving into complex, interrelated issues based on the science of a living universe. This report focuses on research about the problems in science education,…

McGinnis, Jane

276

Fairness in Multicultural Assessment Systems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Stobart, Gordon

2005-01-01

277

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

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kobayashi, Michiko

2012-01-01

279

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.

280

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

281

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blum, Lawrence

2014-01-01

282

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

283

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

284

The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-Service Middle and High School Teachers' Experiences with Multicultural Themes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study explored the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers' experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science alternative certification program. Eight participants (N = 8), six women and two men, volunteered to be a part of the study that took place over a period of four…

Verma, Geeta

2009-01-01

285

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The thesis of this essay is that globalization is a phenomenon that humankind must be educated for understanding as a process\\u000a of global evolution. The new world evolving is being defined as requiring a new sense of collective cooperation amongst the\\u000a peoples of the Earth, if we are to continue to exist on the planet. Educators are in the midst

Stephen R. White

2008-01-01

286

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.

287

Scientific Literacy and Thailand Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yuenyong, Chokchai; Narjaikaew, Pattawan

2009-01-01

288

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

289

Fundamentalist Education and Creation Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum used in many fundamentalist private schools and home schooling in Australia is examined in the areas of Social Studies and Science and found to be at odds with widely accepted educational principles, not in compliance with registration requirements for private schools, and designed solely for the…

Speck, Cathy; Prideaux, David

1993-01-01

290

Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity: The When and How  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many practices aimed at cultivating multicultural competence in educational and organizational settings (e.g., exchange programs, diversity education in college, diversity management at work) assume that multicultural experience fosters creativity. In line with this assumption, the research reported in this article is the first to empirically demonstrate that exposure to multiple cultures in and of itself can enhance creativity. Overall, the

Ka Yee Angela LEUNG; William W. Maddux; Adam D. Galinsky; Chi-yue Chiu

2008-01-01

291

Creating a Just Society: Multicultural Teacher Education and the Changing Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schubert (1986) juxtaposes curriculum's role in creating a just society. Yet despite educational reform, a monolithic curriculum has continued to dominate school systems in an attempt to create a national identity. Perhaps Schubert's question can be answered by changing the type of curriculum offered to students. The type of curriculum that can…

Clark, Ellen Riojas; Flores, Belinda Bustos

2005-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hones, Donald F.

293

Perception of Minority Students and Faculty Regarding Multicultural Education and Support Services at a Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students entering into higher education institutions today represent America's growing diversity. Much of the increase seen is due to the large numbers of students from different ethnic backgrounds and the changing demographics of immigrants who have migrated to the United States. As a result of this research, the perceptions and experiences…

Jackson, Diana A.

2012-01-01

294

The Case of Deming, New Mexico: International Public Education. Multicultural Videocase Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide accompanies one of a pair of videocases depicting educational life in Deming, New Mexico. The videocase includes 28 minutes of unstaged but edited videotape footage of teaching and learning in and around junior high and mid-high schools in Deming. The first section of the guide, "Teaching Note" (Todd Kent) contains a transcript of the…

Herbert, Joanne M., Ed.; McNergney, Robert F., Ed.

295

Fostering Cross Cultural Competence in Preservice Teachers through Multicultural Education Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Diversity is increasing in our classrooms implying the need for teachers to be prepared to work effectively with students from different backgrounds, such as cultural, linguistic or national origin. Additionally, the focus on diversity education is important because of the need for students to develop, from an early age, the ability to communicate…

Keengwe, Jared

2010-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pongo, Kodzo Tita

1995-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ubadigbo, Fidelis N.

299

Learning and Not Learning English: Latino Students in American Schools. Multicultural Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book examines the experiences of four Mexican children in American middle schools struggling to learn English. It discusses policy and instructional dilemmas surrounding English language education for immigrant children. Using analysis of the children's oral and written language and examination of their classrooms, schools, and communities,…

Valdes, Guadalupe

300

Using focus group methods to develop multicultural cancer pain education materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2000-01-01

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Roberts, Gary O.; Monroe-Baillargeon, Ann

2012-01-01

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Belcher, Catherine L.; Stephenson, Becky Herr

2011-01-01

303

On the Mismatch between Multicultural Education and Its Subjects in the Field  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws attention to the growing evidence of a mismatch between sociological categorization and actors' worlds of meaning as expressed in the classroom. The mismatch is especially blatant in cases where students from disadvantaged groups are introduced to what educators and theorists presume to be the liberating discourse of…

Mizrachi, Nissim

2012-01-01

304

Experiencing Multiculturalism First Hand: Looking at Early Childhood Education in China Teaches Us about Ourselves.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing and appreciating culturally diverse views of what is best for children is important, as underscored by the views of childhood evident in early childhood education programs in China. Families and schools in modern China experience unique social and political pressures, the most obvious of which is the "one child policy," which runs…

Freeman, Nancy K.

305

On the Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Multicultural Inquiry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the study was to develop a model of positive word-of-mouth (WoM) intentions in a higher education context. WoM was found to be directly influenced by satisfaction levels and indirectly by antecedents of satisfaction, namely positive and negative emotions and perceptions of performance. The model provided a good fit to the data and…

White, Christopher J.

2011-01-01

306

Gaps or Bridges in Multicultural Teacher Education: A Q Study of Attitudes toward Student Diversity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper highlights Q methodology as an appropriate research technique for capturing attitudes and demonstrates the use of Q method to study the attitudes of preservice teachers and teacher educators toward student diversity. A total of 43 participants from a comprehensive American university sorted 47 Q-statements. Two array groups emerged that…

Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

2013-01-01

307

Processes and Strategies School Leaders Are Using to Move Their Multicultural Schools toward Culturally Responsive Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The student population in American schools is becoming increasingly diverse; therefore, educators must respond with school reform efforts that benefit all students. However, there is a gap in the knowledge base and practice literatures addressing what specific processes and strategies successful school leaders are using to reform their culturally…

Robinson, Lillian R.

2010-01-01

308

Science Educator's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this guide is to provide information about instructional techniques, course offerings, evaluation methods, and science budgets relating to science programs in Connecticut schools. The information in the report is divided into the following nine sections: a philosophy for the teaching of science, instructional patterns, science

Abeles, Sigmund, Ed.; Shackleton, Robert W., Ed.

309

Reforming Science and Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

J. J. Lagowski

1995-01-01

310

Multiculturalism and human rights in civic education: the case of British Columbia, Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:?This paper considers how textbooks resolve the tension between contradictory goals of promoting a cohesive national identity while teaching respect and equality among diverse social groups in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.Purpose:?The article presents preliminary results of a larger study examining the content of required civic education textbooks in Canada to examine whether and how notions of national identity incorporate the

Patricia Bromley

2011-01-01

311

Seeing a World in a Grain of Sand: Science Teaching in Multicultural Context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper briefly describes two unusual curriculum plans: the Imagining Nature Project at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, Australia and the Native Eyes Project at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico Among other things, both projects entail the teaching of science and technology studies to non-science majors of highly diverse cultural origin. Both projects also incorporate innovative strategies designed to make science and technology more credible and relevant to indigenous people.

Chambers, David Wade

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ryan, Mark

2012-01-01

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sandler, Susan; Maxton, Ashindi

314

The Weizmann Institute's science education agenda  

E-print Network

Advancing Literacy The Weizmann Institute's science education agenda Programs of the Davidson science education In appreciation of donors to science literacy 4 8 10 12 13 14 16 18 19 20 21 22 24 26 29;4 5 Long before the phrase "science literacy" entered the table talk of parents, educators, and policy

Shapiro, Ehud

315

MSc Science Education and Communication Track Science Communication  

E-print Network

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

316

The Educational Role of Health Sciences Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rankin, Jocelyn A.; Sayre, Jean Williams

1993-01-01

317

Career education attitudes and practices of K-12 science educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A random sample of 400 K-12 science educators who were members of the National Science Teachers Association were surveyed regarding their attitude toward and practice of career education in their science teaching. These science teachers rejected a narrowly vocational view, favoring instead a conception of career education which included self-perception, values analysis, and vocational skills objectives. The science educators affirmed the importance of career education for a student's education, asserted career education ought to be taught in their existing science courses, and expressed a willingness to do so. Fewer than one-third of the science teachers, however, reported incorporating career education at least on a weekly basis in their science lessons. The major impediment to including more career education in science teaching was seen to be their lack of knowledge of methods and materials relevant to science career education, rather than objections from students, parents, or administrators; their unwillingness; or their evaluation of career education as unimportant. Thus, in order to improve this aspect of science teaching, science teachers need more concrete information about science career education applications.

Smith, Walter S.

318

Science Learning for ALL: Celebrating Cultural Diversity. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication includes 17 of the best articles from recent additions of The Science Teacher, the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) journal for secondary educators. The articles are written by science educators who offer ideas and strategies for bringing multicultural education into the classroom and providing opportunities for all…

Green, Jessica, Ed.

319

Earth Science Education in Eritrea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Teklay, Mengist

1999-05-01

320

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

321

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-01-01

322

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-01-01

323

A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic and Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Raising tolerance for people of different ethnic and racial groups is the goal of the Multicultural Mosaic program, a grass-roots multicultural education effort initiated by a small group of middle school teachers in a private school in the northeast. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of the first year of the Multicultural

Brandwein, David; Donoghue, Christopher

2011-01-01

324

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Seward, Derek Xavier

2014-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Christine

2004-01-01

326

Cultural Diversity and School Equity: A Model to Evaluate and Develop Educational Practices in Multicultural Education Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cultural diversity in society is reflected in schools but it is seldom taken into account as an influential variable in the personal and social development of students. School culture transmits specific socio-cultural values (those of the dominant group), excluding other cultural features that are not in accordance with it. Certain educational

Aguado, Teresa; Ballesteros, Belen; Malik, Beatriz

2003-01-01

327

The Utopia of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this forum I expand on the ideas I initially presented in "Extending the purposes of science education: addressing violence within socio-economic disadvantaged communities" by responding to the comments provided by Matthew Weinstein, Francis Broadway and Sheri Leafgren. Focusing on their notion of utopias and superheroes, I ask us to reconsider…

Castano, Carolina

2012-01-01

328

Valuing computer science education research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically enquires into the value systems which rule the activities of teaching and research. This critique is intended to demonstrate the application of critical enquiry in Computer Science Education Research and therefore uses critical theory as a method of analysis. A framework of Research as a Discourse is applied to explore how the notions of research as opposed

Tony Clear

2006-01-01

329

Directory of Marine Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this directory is to provide a national listing of marine science teachers in precollege education. With the directory, teachers can identify others who share similar interests. The introduction explains the apparent need for such a directory and the steps taken to produce it. The directory contains the names of teachers who…

Schweitzer, James P., Comp.

330

Keeping Current. Hispanic Heritage Month and Multiculturalism: An Opportunity for Meaningful Dialogue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent remarks by Maryland's governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. referring to multiculturalism as "bunk" have rekindled the debate on multicultural studies as "soft" history and social science. Richard Vatz of Towson University, as reported in The Washington Times (23 May 2004), noted that "People support it (multiculturalism) without knowing what it…

Dunkley, Cora P.; Wohlmuth, Sonia Ramirez

2004-01-01

331

Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As college graduates face an increasingly globalized world, it is imperative to consider issues of multicultural instruction in higher education. This study presents qualitative and quantitative findings from a survey of faculty at a large, urban, midwestern university regarding perceptions of multicultural teaching. Faculty were asked how they…

Bigatti, Sylvia M.; Gibau, Gina Sanchez; Boys, Stephanie; Grove, Kathy; Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie; Khaja, Khadiji; Springer, Jennifer Thorington

2012-01-01

332

Shifting Boundaries and Flexible Identities within a Multicultural Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moodley, Kogila; Adam, Heribert

2012-01-01

333

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet: Multiculturalism and Teaching/Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The CRitical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet describes resources concerned with creating a multicultural environment in higher education. Creating a multicultural environment is a combination of recruitment, retention, climate issues, pedagogy and curriculum, organizational values, culture and structure, and faculty and staff development. This…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.

334

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet: Creating a Multicultural Climate.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet focuses on resources to help a higher education institution create a multicultural climate. Because creating a multicultural climate is a combination of many factors, this annotated bibliography describes resources on recruitment, retention, climate issues, teaching and curriculum, organizational…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.

335

Teachers’ practical knowledge about classroom management in multicultural classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Creating a positive working atmosphere in the classroom is the first concern of many student and beginning teachers in secondary education. Teaching in multicultural classrooms provides additional challenges for these teachers. This study identified shared practical knowledge about classroom management strategies of teachers who were successful in creating a positive working atmosphere in their multicultural classrooms. Twelve teachers were selected

Jan van Tartwijk; Perry den Brok; Ietje Veldman; Theo Wubbels

2009-01-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Ganayim, Asmaa

2009-01-01

337

Multicultural Competencies in Teaching: A Typology of Classroom Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored pre-service teachers' perceptions of "multicultural education" and types of activities considered to be "multicultural" in the context of teaching young children. The data were collected over a period of three semesters from three groups of students participating in a clinical seminar in a mid-western US university. The…

Mushi, Selina

2004-01-01

338

The Case against Multiculturalism, or What about Cultural Relativism?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although multiculturalism is praiseworthy, there are various foundational, conceptual issues that art educators need to think about with care and caution. In order to address these issues, this paper describes some personal experiences that impact on the implementation of multiculturalism in the schools. The paper begins with an analysis by T.…

Smith, Peter

339

Leadership, Responsibility, and Reform in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Regards leadership as central to the success of the reform movement in science education. Defines leadership and introduces a model of leadership modified from the one developed by Edwin Locke and his associates. Provides an overview of the essential qualities of leadership occurring in science education. Discusses reforming science education and…

Bybee, Rodger W.

1993-01-01

340

Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge  

E-print Network

Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory This publication spotlights the Science Education Programs at ORNL, which are administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through the Oak... A #12;Many Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are managed by Oak Ridge

Ronquist, Fredrik

341

Science Teacher Education: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abell, Sandra K., Ed.

342

COLLEGE OF HEATLH SCIENCES EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT  

E-print Network

Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Kentucky Home Place ProgramCOLLEGE OF HEATLH SCIENCES EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT 2011-12 Final Report for Education Enhancement Grant entitled "Development of Educational Videos for Training Wheelchair Skills: From Basic

Hayes, Jane E.

343

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

344

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.

345

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.

346

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master acadmique  

E-print Network

Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master académique The two-year full-time study by social, economic and political integration and comparisons of the development of educational and social of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized

van der Torre, Leon

347

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.

348

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

349

The Lamentable State of Science Education in Political Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Kim Quaile

2002-01-01

350

The rationality of science, critical thinking, and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Harvey Siegel

1989-01-01

351

Partnership in Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

BEGIN:VCARD VERSION:2.1 FN:Stephen Bartsch N:Bartsch;Stephen ORG:Conval High School REV:2005-04-12 END:VCARD

1995-06-30

352

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127  

E-print Network

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

Hitchcock, Adam P.

353

Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

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

Tennessee, University of

354

Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

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

Dai, Pengcheng

355

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in-depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Now sponsored by NSF, the network has expanded to nearly 40 institutions of higher learning committed to teacher Earth system science education. The program supports participating institutions with funding, training, and standards-aligned courses and resources for pre- and in-service teachers. As a result, teachers are prepared to teach Earth system science using inquiry-based classroom methods, geoscience data and tools. From 1999-2005, the NASA funded ESSEA Program delivered online Earth system science professional development for K-12 teachers through a network of 20 colleges and universities. The program was led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and based on a trio of 16-week online courses (for elementary, middle, and high school teachers) that had been developed and piloted by NASA's Classroom of the Future at Wheeling Jesuit University. The ESSEA program's mission was to: 1) support universities, colleges, and science education organizations delivering the K-12 online graduate courses; 2) strengthen teachers' understanding of Earth system science; 3) demonstrate the ability to deliver exceptional professional development to a national audience; and 4) create a solid infrastructure to sustain the program. As of spring 2006, the courses had been used by 40 faculty at 20 institutions educating over 1,700 K-12 teachers in Earth system science. Through NSF funding beginning in late 2006, IGES is enhancing and building on the ESSEA foundation by: 1. Introducing extensive use of data, models and existing Earth system educational materials to support the courses; 2. Implementing a rigorous evaluation program designed to demonstrate growth in teachers' Earth systems content knowledge; 3. Using the ESSEA courses as a model to introduce newly upgrade Earth system science undergraduate and graduate courses; and 4. Disseminating model teaching practices and program success through annual conferences and presentations at national and regional geoscience and science teacher conferences. ESSEA has created a national professional development program aimed at improving the knowledge, skills, and resources of Earth system science educators. This professional development program offers state-of-the-art, online courses to promote understanding of Earth system science, to encourage communication and cooperation among teachers, and to facilitate the use of exceptional classroom materials. IGES furthers this vision by; updating the courses with additional tools, modules, and resources; and providing continuing support to institutions and faculty teaching middle-high school teachers (pre- and in-service) using the ESSEA courses and instructional resources. URL Address: http://esseacourses.strategies.org/

Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

2007-12-01

356

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in- depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Beginning in 2006 NSF funding will enable ESSEA will expand to 40 institutions of higher learning that are committed to teacher education in Earth system science. The program will support participating institutions with funding, training, and standards-aligned courses and resources for pre- and in-service teachers. As a result, teachers will be prepared to teach Earth system science using inquiry-based classroom methods, geoscience data and tools. From 1999-2005, the NASA funded ESSEA Program delivered online Earth system science professional development for K-12 teachers through a network of 20 colleges and universities. The program was led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and based on a trio of 16-week online courses (for elementary, middle, and high school teachers) that had been developed and piloted by NASA's Classroom of the Future at Wheeling Jesuit University. The ESSEA program's mission was to: 1) support universities, colleges, and science education organizations delivering the K-12 online graduate courses; 2) strengthen teachers' understanding of Earth system science; 3) demonstrate the ability to deliver exceptional professional development to a national audience; and 4) create a solid infrastructure to sustain the program. As of spring 2006, the courses had been used by 40 faculty at 20 institutions educating over 1,700 k-12 teachers in Earth system science. Although NASA funding ended in late 2005, the courses continue to be offered by 17 of the original 20 institutions. Through NSF funding beginning in late 2006, IGES will enhance and build upon the ESSEA foundation by: 1.Using the ESSEA courses as a model to introduce newly upgraded Earth system science undergraduate and graduate courses; 2. Introducing extensive use of data, models and existing Earth system educational materials to support the courses; 3.Disseminating model teaching practices and program success through annual conferences and presentations at national and regional geoscience and science teacher conferences; and 4.Expanding the base of 17 ESSEA colleges and universities to 40 participating institutions. ESSEA has created a national professional development program aimed at improving the knowledge, skills, and resources of Earth system science educators. This professional development program offers state-of-the- art, online courses to promote understanding of Earth system science, to encourage communication and cooperation among teachers, and to facilitate the use of exceptional classroom materials. Beginning in 2006 IGES will further this vision by expanding the number of institutions offering the courses; updating the courses with additional tools, modules, and resources; and providing continuing support to institutions and faculty teaching middle-high school teachers (pre- and in-service) using the ESSEA courses and instructional resources.

Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

2006-12-01

357

Educational technology usage and needs of science education in Turkey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Turkmen, Hakan

358

Soil Science Education Homepage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2002-03-19

359

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

360

National Institute for Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

361

Assessment in Science Education: The Middle Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the National Center for Improving Science Education, a partnership between the NETWORK, Inc., and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), is to promote changes in science curricula, science teaching, and assessment of student learning in science. The center analyzes and makes recommendations for policy and practice at the…

Raizen, Senta A.; And Others

362

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

363

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.

Michael R. Vitale

2006-01-01

364

Science Education 490 Laboratory/Field Experience in Elementary Science  

E-print Network

will be explicitly related to the K-12 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Washington State ScienceScience Education 490 Laboratory/Field Experience in Elementary Science When: Fall 2013 Where: Mon · Curriculum: You will adapt an assigned research-based curriculum to create a coherent science unit

Acevedo, Alejandro

365

Is American Science Education at the Crossroads?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Points out that the state of science education in America should be reviewed. Manpower demand and functions for schools science programs have undergone changes in recent years. Hence, methods and materials of science education should be reviewed for their relevancy. (PS)

Ozinonu, A. Kemal

1973-01-01

366

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

367

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

368

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

369

Historical Approaches in German Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heering, Peter

2014-01-01

370

Undergraduate research experience in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer Science Education is gradually emerging as a valid research focus within the wider computer science community. This paper presents an account of a successful subject that offers senior undergraduates experience of research using Computer Science Education as the focus. The paper is not itself a research paper, but advocates a role for CS Ed as an undergraduate research focus

Tony Greening; Judy Kay

2002-01-01

371

Obstaculos al aprendizaje--obstaculos a la ensenanza en contextos (Barriers to Learning--Barriers to Teaching in Multicultural Contexts). Papers on Teacher Training and Multicultural/Intercultural Education 25.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on identifying learning difficulties with a view to incorporating both understanding of those difficulties and methods for minimizing or neutralizing them in multicultural classroom settings. Discussion gives guidelines for teachers to use in analyzing student concepts and approaches to learning, particularly in the…

Gagliardi, Raul

372

School of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency  

E-print Network

School of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency Educate our students and finance, and to raise the overall scientific literacy of our general public during their undergraduate and working lives. Intended learning outcome of science students Upon graduation, students should: 1. Be able

Li, Kin-Yin

373

What Precipitates Change in Cultural Diversity Awareness during a Multicultural Course: The Message or the Method?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher educators embrace the messages that "classroom teachers must be multicultural" and "teacher educators are charged with nurturing multicultural tenets." However, most teacher educators indicate that student resistance substantially impedes the success of both. This study investigated the relationship between instructional methodology and…

Brown, Elinor L.

2004-01-01

374

Reflections on Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book convincingly shows that the United States should adopt multiculturalism so that it doesn't become monoculturally provincial in a global society, and so that it can survive in the twentieth century as a democratizing force rather than a future Bosnia. The book is divided into two sections: (1) "Theories and Issues in Multiculturalism";…

Eddy, Robert, Ed.

375

Teaching Multicultural Counseling Prepracticum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the value of a multicultural counseling prepracticum course for counselors in training at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond). States that the course helps students develop their skills in multicultural counseling. Offers suggestions for teaching the course and discusses course objectives, course content, and student responses.…

McCreary, Micah L.; Walker, Tamara D.

2001-01-01

376

Multicultural Storytime Magic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…

MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine

2012-01-01

377

Science & Health Education Partnership Lessons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the fine folks at the University of California-San Francisco, the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons deserve to be well known by all science educators. The SEP was started in 1987, and represents a novel partnership between the university and the San Francisco Unified School District. The resources here are intended for use by K-12 students, but many of them can also be used in introductory college courses. First-time visitors should browse the About area and then move on to the Active Learning Lesson Plan Database. Here they can look for materials listed by grade level, subject, and type. To get a flavor for the materials here, visitors can look through the Recently Viewed area. Here they might find thoughtful lesson plans like "What factors affect the oxidation of apples?" and "Understanding Air Pressure." Finally, interested educators can reach out to the project leaders to learn about submitting their own lesson plans and materials for possible inclusion here.

378

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

379

Recent Developments in Arab Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports major changes, trends, and dynamics in the development of science education in the Arab states. Emphasis is given to the activities of the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALESCO). (SL)

Selim, M. Saber

1978-01-01

380

Multicultural issues in autism.  

PubMed

The professional literature provides ample evidence that individuals with autism exhibit a myriad of unusual social, communication, and behavioral patterns of interactions that present challenges to their families and service providers. However, there is a dearth of quality works on multicultural issues regarding autistic spectrum disorders. In this article, we explore issues surrounding autism and multiculturalism, with the intent not to provide answers but to raise questions for further examination. We focus our discussions on two primary issues: autism within cultural groups and multicultural family adaptation based on the framework of pluralistic societies in which some cultural groups are a minority within the dominant culture. We found differences in prevalence rates across races for autism and little information regarding how multicultural families adapt to raising a child with autism. Further, students with multicultural backgrounds and autism are challenged on at least four dimensions: communication, social skills, behavioral repertoires, and culture. Future research in these areas is clearly warranted. PMID:15162939

Dyches, Tina Taylor; Wilder, Lynn K; Sudweeks, Richard R; Obiakor, Festus E; Algozzine, Bob

2004-04-01

381

The Need for Comparison in Intercultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intercultural education has arisen in the last two decades as an intersectional field of academic knowledge and professional development, located at the borders and in the confluence of the multicultural paradigm in the social sciences, the anthropology of education, and other interdisciplinary subfields commonly known as Intercultural Studies. As…

Dietz, Gunther; Mateos Cortes, Laura Selene

2012-01-01

382

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

383

Can a Spanish science education journal become international? the case of Enseñanza de las Ciencias  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we discuss the case of the science education research journal Enseñanza de las Ciencias (EC) around the issue of its internationalization and the consequences this process has had and is still having on the use and preservation of different languages and more specifically the Castilian (Spanish) language. We first frame the concept of globalization and internationalization, and identify three important dimensions involved in the process of internationalization of EC such as language use, actors involved and resources available. Secondly, we address the historical evolution of EC along three phases of internationalization. In each phase we discuss the tensions experienced in relevant internationalization dimensions focusing particularly on the use of languages. We conclude by advocating a plurilingual and multicultural model for a science education research journal as an alternative to the hegemony of international English written journals. In doing so we want to continue the conversation on the role that local and national science education research journals have in promoting science education around the world.

Espinet, Mariona; Izquierdo, Mercè; Garcia-Pujol, Clara

2013-10-01

384

Multiculturalize Teacher Identity: A Critical Descriptive Narrative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cochran-smith, Davis, and Fries (2004) reviewed the research, practice, and policy of multicultural teacher education during the last decade of the twentieth century and the first few years of the twenty-first century, and pointed out that the field needed to include inquiries that involve the work of practitioners who are studying their own…

Li, Xin

2007-01-01

385

Successful Pedagogies for an Australian Multicultural Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study undertaken in two primary schools and a pre-school in a multicultural urban area of NSW identified five pedagogical topics that incorporated successful teaching practices and processes that accord with the Delors Report recommendations. The report recommended that education for the future should be organised around the four pillars of…

Winch-Dummett, Carlene

2006-01-01

386

Designing and Implementing Multicultural Initiatives: Guiding Principles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter provides guiding principles for designing and implementing successful multicultural initiatives. A rationale for why these elements transcend both higher education and student affairs settings is presented. In addition to providing guiding principles, this chapter includes advice for socially and politically conscious-minded…

Watt, Sherry K.

2013-01-01

387

Notes from California: an anthropological approach to urban science education for language minority families  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a unique and ongoing collaboration involving a team of bilingual/multicultural teacher-educators, preservice teachers, teachers, students, and community members in an urban California elementary school. According to the model this team employed, children, teachers, and student teachers gather community funds of knowledge about the science to be studied in a classroom, then incorporate this knowledge by using parents as experts and by creating community books. In this model community-generated materials parallel and complement standards-based curricula, although science topics that have natural significance in particular communities are used as a starting point. Using critical ethnography as a framework, the article focuses on a particular experience - the building of a Mien-American garden house - to show how, by drawing on participants' funds of knowledge, a new kind of multiscience can emerge, one accessible to all collaborating members and responsive to school standards.

Hammond, Lorie

2001-11-01

388

Re-Imagining Science Education: Engaging Students in Science for Australia's Future. Australian Education Review 51  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australian Education Review (AER) 51 elaborates on issues raised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2006: "Boosting Science Learning--What Will It Take?" It challenges current orthodoxies in science education and proposes a re-imagining that charts new directions for science teaching and learning. Section…

Tytler, Russell

2007-01-01

389

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS  

E-print Network

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 126+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

Kihara, Daisuke

390

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS  

E-print Network

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 123+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

Kihara, Daisuke

391

Science Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator)  

E-print Network

and writing intensive classes. The course traces the historical imagining of AI technology in science fiction, with required connections to technology. Science fiction is incorporated through weekly movies, televisionScience Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator) Minnesota State University

Bates, Rebecca A.

392

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper is the second of two parts and continues the conversation which had called for a shift in the conceptual focus of science education towards philosophy of education, with the requirement to develop a discipline-specific “philosophy” of science education. In Part I, conflicting conceptions of science literacy were identified with disparate “visions” tied to competing research programs as well as school-based curricular paradigms. The impasse in the goals of science education and thereto, the contending views of science literacy, were themselves associated with three underlying fundamental aims of education (knowledge-itself; personal development; socialization) which, it was argued, usually undercut the potential of each other. During periods of “crisis-talk” and throughout science educational history these three aims have repeatedly attempted to assert themselves. The inability of science education research to affect long-term change in classrooms was correlated not only to the failure to reach a consensus on the aims (due to competing programs and to the educational ideologies of their social groups), but especially to the failure of developing true educational theories (largely neglected since Hirst). Such theories, especially metatheories, could serve to reinforce science education’s growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands. In Part II, I offer as a suggestion Egan’s cultural-linguistic theory as a metatheory to help resolve the impasse. I hope to make reformers familiar with his important ideas in general, and more specifically, to show how they can complement HPS rationales and reinforce the work of those researchers who have emphasized the value of narrative in learning science.

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-04-01

393

On Hiring Science Faculty with Education Specialties for Your Science (Not Education) Department  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors highlight an issue in science education facing many university and college science departments: hiring faculty who can bring to the department specialized expertise in science education. To begin to address this issue, a collaborative team of tenure-track faculty--all of whom are primarily trained in science and have…

Bush, S. D.; Pelaez, N. J.; Rudd, J. A.; Stevens, M. T.; Williams, K. S.; Allen, D. E.; Tanner, K. D.

2006-01-01

394

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.

395

Research facility access & science education  

SciTech Connect

As Congress voted to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory in October of 1993, the Department of Energy was encouraged to maximize the benefits to the nation of approximately $2 billion which had already been expended to date on its evolution. Having been recruited to Texas from other intellectually challenging enclaves around the world, many regional scientists, especially physicists, of course, also began to look for viable ways to preserve some of the potentially short-lived gains made by Texas higher education in anticipation of {open_quotes}the SSC era.{close_quotes} In fact, by November, 1993, approximately 150 physicists and engineers from thirteen Texas universities and the SSC itself, had gathered on the SMU campus to discuss possible re-uses of the SSC assets. Participants at that meeting drew up a petition addressed to the state and federal governments requesting the creation of a joint Texas Facility for Science Education and Research. The idea was to create a facility, open to universities and industry alike, which would preserve the research and development infrastructure and continue the educational mission of the SSC.

Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States); Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

1994-10-01

396

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

397

National Science Education Standards: A Sampler.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council is coordinating the development of national standards for science education in grades K through 12. By the fall of 1994, National Science Education Standards will be completed and published. The standards will contain narrative descriptions of what all students should be able to do to engage and understand the natural…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

398

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.

399

Science Achievement of Secondary Agricultural Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this quantitative descriptive and correlational study were to describe the science achievements of secondary agricultural education students and determine if the number of agricultural education courses passed, FFA involvement, and SAE participation would statistically significantly improve students' performance on science

Clark, Sara Vicky

2012-01-01

400

Green learning in computer science education system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document is a short paper which evaluates the common issues in the current educational systems by focusing on Computer Science Education System and wastages of enormous energies, time, money and valuable resources such as electricity, stationeries, etc. due to learning of needless modules by the students in Computer Science in view of current learning scenario. Based on the empirical

Selvakumar Samuel; Kesava Pillai Rajadorai

2011-01-01

401

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

402

Reforms in Science Education, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As powerful as the compelling reasons for reform in science education are, there is also uncertainty about where this reform may lead. This special issue focuses on reform in K-12 science education. The 23 articles in this book are placed in the following sections: (1) In this issue, (2) Project 2061, (3) The Scope, Sequence and Coordination…

School of Education Review, 1993

1993-01-01

403

New Directions in Nuclear Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Central to the future of nuclear science is preparing the next generation of leaders in nuclear science education and basic and applied research. While graduate students and post-doctoral scholars play critical roles in realizing the research, the responsibility for education by nuclear scientists extends to undergraduates and students in the schools, as well as informing the public. In Spring 2003

Jolie A. Cizewski

2004-01-01

404

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

405

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

406

Open Questions in Science Education. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ERIC Digest points out gaps in the educational reform process that educational researchers experience. An overview of known and unknown facts of reform with the vision of the National Science Education is presented. Characteristics of needed research are also explained. (YDS)

Anderson, Ronald D.; Helms, Jenifer V.

407

The M/M Center: Meeting the Demand for Multicultural, Multilingual Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Multilingual/Multicultural Teacher Preparation Center (M/M Center), a teacher preparation program offered by the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Department (BMED) at California State University, Sacramento, is entering its third decade of operation. The M/M Center was established by a group of progressive teacher educators, most with a…

Wong, Pia Lindquist; Murai, Harold; Berta-Avila, Margarita; William-White, Lisa; Baker, Susan; Arellano, Adele; Echandia, Adriana

2007-01-01

408

A Snapshot: Multicultural Music Teaching in Schools in Victoria, Australia, Portrayed by School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to the changing demographic factors and as demanded by the governmental policies and regulations, schools in Victoria, Australia, are expected to foster multicultural educational programs that address the diverse needs of students. Research has found that school teachers in Victoria struggle to provide the aspired to multicultural education

Nethsinghe, Rohan Nishantha

2012-01-01

409

Journey toward Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

John A. Poole created a unit supplementing the reading with interviews of community members, finding that his rural Idaho students were unable to connect meaningfully with multicultural literature. Poole describes the unit's impact on the sophomores' appreciation of diversity.

Poole, John A.

2005-01-01

410

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The unique contributions of romanticism and romantic science have been generally ignored or undervalued in history and philosophy of science studies and science education. Although more recent research in history of science has come to delineate the value of both topics for the development of modern science, their merit for the educational field has not been explored. Romanticism was not only an obvious historical period, but a particular state of mind with its own extraordinary emotional sensitivity towards nature. It is especially the latter which we hope to revisit and reclaim for science education. After discussing several key historical contributions, we describe nine characteristics of `Romantic Science' in order to focus on six ideas/possibilities that we believe hold much value for transforming current science education: (1) the emotional sensitivity toward nature, (2) the centrality of sense experience, (3) the importance of "holistic experience", (4) the importance of the notions of mystery and wonder, (5) the power of science to transform people's outlook on the natural world, and (6) the importance of the relationship between science and philosophy. It is argued that in view of a pragmatist/utilitarian conception of school science prevalent today the aforementioned ideas (especially the notion of wonder and the poetic/non-analytical mode of knowledge), can provide food for thought for both science teachers and researchers seeking to work out an aesthetic conception, one that complements current approaches such as inquiry science and conceptual change.

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-10-01

411

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The unique contributions of romanticism and romantic science have been generally ignored or undervalued in history and philosophy of science studies and science education. Although more recent research in history of science has come to delineate the value of both topics for the development of modern science, their merit for the educational field has not been explored. Romanticism was not only an obvious historical period, but a particular state of mind with its own extraordinary emotional sensitivity towards nature. It is especially the latter which we hope to revisit and reclaim for science education. After discussing several key historical contributions, we describe nine characteristics of `Romantic Science' in order to focus on six ideas/possibilities that we believe hold much value for transforming current science education: (1) the emotional sensitivity toward nature, (2) the centrality of sense experience, (3) the importance of "holistic experience", (4) the importance of the notions of mystery and wonder, (5) the power of science to transform people's outlook on the natural world, and (6) the importance of the relationship between science and philosophy. It is argued that in view of a pragmatist/utilitarian conception of school science prevalent today the aforementioned ideas (especially the notion of wonder and the poetic/non-analytical mode of knowledge), can provide food for thought for both science teachers and researchers seeking to work out an aesthetic conception, one that complements current approaches such as inquiry science and conceptual change.

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-09-01

412

Ecojustice in science education: leaving the classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Eduardo Dopico and Eva Garcia-Vázquez's article enriched the ecojustice literature with an interesting metaphor of leaving the classroom, which I argue for here. Glasson and Boggs help to highlight the challenges and fortitude of working ecojustice perspectives in science education and the ways that a dialogical conversation addresses the world at large rather than focusing narrowly and exclusively on science education. Considering the metaphor of `leaving the classroom' I want to explore the tensions that can be experienced by science educators who do research focused on ecosocial justice. While it is not a new idea to suggest that there are gatekeepers in science education who try to maintain what counts in terms of impact in the classroom and what counts or not for the purposes of doing good work in science education, I anticipate highlighting the tensions that ecojustice educators may experience and why they can and should persevere with the incisive work that they are doing to conserve the prospects of future generations. Ecojustice no longer belongs constrained under the confines of environmental sciences or environmental education in science education. It is a separate and distinct field of study that should be generally accepted for the ways it brings clarity and conversation to ideas, curriculum studies, and thick descriptions of how people engage in eco-justice and ethics.

Mueller, Michael P.

2011-06-01

413

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.

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Science Education Gateway (SEG-way)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For access to lesson plans and resources from some of the best science museums in the US, teachers can enter the Science Education Gateway. Dubbed "the public user interface of the Science Information Infrastructure," the Science Education Gateway is a collection of links to lesson plans and K-12 educational resources in the physical sciences. The site is provided by five web museums, including the Exploratorium (discussed in the February 21, 1997 issue of the Scout Report), the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (Smithsonian Institution). Topics covered include Space Science, Light, Cycles, Sun & Earth, Weather, and Solar System. Each section contains briefly annotated lesson plan links (including grade levels and source), a "grab bag" of related resources, and lesson plan templates.

415

Issue-Based Teaching in Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource for educators explains how using issues in the science classroom helps students to: develop the skills of critical analysis and life-long learning, deal with the changing nature of science in society, make decisions about the scientific issues they will face in the future, and make science "come alive."

Susan Lewis (Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin;)

2003-09-01

416

Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1)  

E-print Network

CWP-000 Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1) and Chris Spiers(2) (1) Dept@mines.edu (2) Dept. of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.021, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands In the 1990s, Utrecht University's Department of Earth Sciences struggled with a declining influx of students

Snieder, Roel

417

Precollege Marine Science Education 1973 Through 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A search of the literature on marine science education from 1973 through 1976 is presented. The major abstracting services were searched for January 1973 through February 1976 using the various marine science descriptors. In all, 67 articles were located which in some way were related to precollege marine science instruction. The largest category…

Schlenker, Richard M.

418

Science for All Cultures: A Collection of Articles from NSTA's Journals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural science education provides equal educational opportunities for all students to learn and enjoy science. These opportunities are predicated upon a respect for the customs, mores, and beliefs applicable to students' cultures. The articles in this book, authored by individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds, present several cogent…

Carey, Shelley J., Comp.

419

Science, Worldviews and Education: An Introduction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This special issue of Science & Education deals with the theme of ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’. The theme is of particular importance at the present time as many national and provincial education authorities are requiring that students learn about the Nature of Science (NOS) as well as learning science content knowledge and process skills. NOS topics are being written into national and provincial curricula. Such NOS matters give rise to questions about science and worldviews: What is a worldview? Does science have a worldview? Are there specific ontological, epistemological and ethical prerequisites for the conduct of science? Does science lack a worldview but nevertheless have implications for worldviews? How can scientific worldviews be reconciled with seemingly discordant religious and cultural worldviews? In addition to this major curricular impetus for refining understanding of science and worldviews, there are also pressing cultural and social forces that give prominence to questions about science, worldviews and education. There is something of an avalanche of popular literature on the subject that teachers and students are variously engaged by. Additionally the modernisation and science-based industrialisation of huge non-Western populations whose traditional religions and beliefs are different from those that have been associated with orthodox science, make very pressing the questions of whether, and how, science is committed to particular worldviews. Hugh Gauch Jr. provides a long and extensive lead essay in the volume, and 12 philosophers, educators, scientists and theologians having read his paper, then engage with the theme. Hopefully the special issue will contribute to a more informed understanding of the relationship between science, worldviews and education, and provide assistance to teachers who are routinely engaged with the subject.

Matthews, Michael R.

2009-06-01

420

75 FR 5771 - Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research and Special Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...writing, and mathematics or science. The data for this annual...writing, mathematics, or science. VII. Agency Contact For...large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the...Director, Institute of Education Sciences. BILLING CODE...

2010-02-04

421

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date  

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Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science

Barrash, Warren

422

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

423

Multicultural Counseling Competencies, 2003: Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book updates earlier Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) multicultural counseling competencies (MCC). Each chapter author particularizes definitions and/or conceptualizations of multicultural competencies to the topic of his or her chapter. The present document operationalizes the MCC into practice examples,…

Roysircar, Gargi; Arredondo, Patricia; Fuertes, Jairo N.; Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Toporek, Rebecca L.

424

Identifying Teacher Needs for Promoting Education through Science as a Paradigm Shift in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper identifies an "education through science" philosophy for school science teaching at the secondary level and determines its interrelationship with approaches to student acquisition of key educational competences and the identification of teacher needs to promote meaningful learning during science lessons. Based on the…

Holbrook, J.; Rannikmae, M.; Valdmann, A.

2014-01-01

425

Multicultural Prism: Voices from the Field. Volume 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on multicultural issues, this collection presents essays and syllabi for courses in the fields of teacher education, composition, psychology, music, public health, and counselor education/college student personnel designed to prompt educators to make those courses more inclusive in both content and methodology. The essays and syllabi…

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

426

Innovation in Learning and Development in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts: Principles Learned from a Higher Educational Study Programme in Luxembourg  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ziegler, Gudrun

2011-01-01

427

Catalyzing Effective Science Education: Contributions from the NASA Science Education and Public Outreach Forums  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advancing scientific literacy and strengthening the Nation’s future workforce through stimulating, informative, and effective learning experiences are core principles of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) education and public outreach (E/PO) program. To support and coordinate its E/PO community in offering a coherent suite of activities and experiences that effectively meet the needs of the education community, NASA SMD has created four Science Education and Public Outreach Forums (Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Heliophysics, Earth Science). Forum activities include: professional development to raise awareness of the existing body of best practices and educational research; analysis and cataloging of SMD-funded education materials with respect to AAAS Benchmarks for Science Literacy; Working Groups that assemble needs assessment and best practices data relevant to Higher Education, K-12 Formal Education, and Informal Science Education audiences; and community collaborations that enable SMD E/PO community members to develop new partnerships and to learn and share successful strategies and techniques. This presentation will highlight examples of Forum and community-based activities related to astronomy education and teacher professional development, within the context of the principles articulated within the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Among these are an emerging community of practice for K-12 educators and online teacher professional development and resources that incorporate misconception research and authentic experiences with NASA Astrophysics data.

Smith, Denise A.; Bartolone, L.; Eisenhamer, B.; Lawton, B. L.; Schultz, G. R.; Peticolas, L.; Schwerin, T.; Shipp, S.; Astrophysics E/PO Community, NASA; NASA Astrophysics Forum Team

2013-06-01

428

Science and Religion: Implications for Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-01-01

429

Science Education and Health Education: Locating the Connections  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The starting point for this article is the lack of a clear or emerging consensus of what is generally understood by the term "health education", or its role as a component of the school science curriculum which requires a particular research focus. One of the purposes of this article is to explore the concept of health education as one in which a…

Harrison, Jennifer K.

2005-01-01

430

Multiculturalism, Church, and the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues for the incorporation of multicultural objectives into Catholic university curriculum. Maintains that the Catholic doctrine of diversified unity makes it particularly qualified to mediate among the polarizing elements of multiculturalism. Contains 10 broad guidelines for establishing multicultural objectives within a Catholic university.…

Phan, Peter C.

1995-01-01

431

Driving a Car in Saudi: An Illustration of the Power of Norms and Values Using Multicultural Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The sociological literature on teaching and learning includes a number of discussions devoted to the importance of multicultural education. Much of this literature encourages educators to revise the curriculum and shows how the experience of multicultural education can stimulate student's sociological imaginations. To this end, some scholars have…

Tiemann, Kathleen A.; Badahdah, Abdallah M.; Pedersen, Daphne E.

2009-01-01

432

"My Professor Has Her Opinion and She Sticks with It": Using Critical Multiculturalism to Challenge Assumptions of Teacher Candidates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social foundations courses, and in particular any course that has to do with multiculturalism or diversity, can be land mines for teacher educators seeking to provide experiences that may be "partisan" but also "educative". This article explores the tensions of teaching multiculturalism classes to undergraduate teacher education students and is…

Miretzky, Debra A.

2010-01-01

433

Engaging Stakeholders in Productive Meetings to Reform Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents suggestions for leaders in science education to assist in developing effective stakeholder groups contributing to the reform in science education. In this political climate initiatives to reform science teacher education and science education for students K-16 are expected to involve stakeholders from a variety of sectors in…

Spector, Barbara; Greely, Teresa; Kingsley, Gordon

2004-01-01

434

Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As future citizens, students must make decisions requiring an understanding of the interaction of science and technology and its interface with society. STS education has been strongly identified with meeting this goal, but putting theory into practice has so far been difficult. This article asks, "What are the challenges influencing science

Mansour, Nasser

2007-01-01

435

Global reproduction and transformation of science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 derivative sensibilities, including standards, competition, and accountability systems, that mediate enacted curricula. I investigate these referents in relation to science education in two geographically and temporally discrete contexts Western Australia in the 1960s and 1970s and more recently in an inner city high school in the US. In so doing I problematize some of the taken for granted aspects of science education, including holding teachers responsible for establishing and maintaining control over students, emphasizing competition between individuals and between collectives such as schools, school districts and countries, and holding teachers and school leaders accountable for student achievement.

Tobin, Kenneth

2011-03-01

436

National Science Foundation: Education-Research Overview  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation (NSF) works on a number of outreach programs designed to improve the quality of science education. This website provides information and materials on this work by offering visitors classroom resources, reports on recent studies, and other materials. First-time visitors can click on the "Education Discoveries" to learn about how the NSF's research has been applied to molecular genetics, cyber security enhancements, and the migration of red-tailed hawks. Visitors should also click on the "Virtual Science Project" tab to learn more about the Maryland Virtual High School Earthquake Project, which is an attempt to bring the same problem solving and technology rich approaches used in private industry into the classroom. Moving on, the "Educational Classroom Resources" include links to science education websites that have been vetted by NSF staff members.

437

Technology and Science Education: Starting Points, Research Programs, and Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores technology in science education in five paths: (1) science texts and lectures; (2) science discussions and collaboration; (3) data collection and representation; (4) science visualization; and (5) science simulation and modeling. (Contains 92 references.) (Author/SOE)

Linn, Marcia C.

2003-01-01

438

AN INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION  

E-print Network

AN INNOVATIVE INTEGRATED MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION University, Columbus, OH, USA INTRODUCTION The mathematics, science, and technology education communities, and technology education in the United States (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1989, 1991, 1995

Spagnolo, Filippo

439

NQRY Coaching: Scientists and Science Educators Energizing the Next Generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent National Academy of Science report recommends that science educators focus strategically on teaching the practice of science. To accomplish this, we have devised and implemented the Science Performance Collaboratory, a collaborative research, education, and workforce model that brings scientists and science educators together to conduct scientific inquiry. In this session, we demonstrate how to form active inquiry teams

R. E. Shope

2007-01-01

440

Inquiry Coaching: Scientists & Science Educators Energizing the Next Generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent National Academy of Sciences report recommends that science educators focus strategically on teaching the practice of science. To accomplish this, we have devised and implemented the Science Performance Laboratory, a collaborative research, education, and workforce model that brings scientists and science educators together to conduct scientific inquiry. In this session, we demonstrate how to form active inquiry teams

R. E. Shope; L. Alcantara Valverde

2007-01-01

441

Middle School Science Education for Sustainable Living  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses Science Education for Sustainable Living (SESL) and how SESL can empower middle school students. SESL implies educating people through scientific evidence toward justifiably potential solutions for sustaining life. In a school context, SESL may require students to understand current environmental issues, and this involves…

Hudson, Peter

2007-01-01

442

Educational research and its standing as science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational research is intended to provide objective, scientific knowledge. Why is it that so many of its findings fail to appear convincing or relevant to those who are directly involved in education?It is suggested that many research studies employ a specious view of science, as a result of which important problems are often trivialized. Also some of the techniques of

Tom Kitwood

1976-01-01

443

BHSc 2013Education Bachelor of Health Sciences  

E-print Network

Health. BHSc 2013Education Bachelor of Health Sciences Course outline #12;Contents 1 Entry requirements 2 Overview 2 Programme details 4 Environmental Health 4 Health Education Published September 2012 and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses

Hickman, Mark

444

BHSc 2015Education Bachelor of Health Sciences  

E-print Network

BHSc 2015Education Bachelor of Health Sciences Course outline Health. #12;Contents 1 Entry requirements 2 Overview 2 Programme details 4 Environmental Health 4 Health Education Published September 2013 and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses

Hickman, Mark

445

BHSc 2014Education Bachelor of Health Sciences  

E-print Network

Health. BHSc 2014Education Bachelor of Health Sciences Course outline #12;Contents 1 Entry requirements 2 Overview 2 Programme details 4 Environmental Health 4 Health Education Published September 2013 and Indigenous Health 6 Physical Activity Promotion 6 Public Health 7 Society and Policy 7 Selecting Courses

Hickman, Mark

446

Ohio Physical Science Education Standards- 2011  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document from the Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership contains a brief outline of the state of Ohio's physical science education standards for 2011. The document includes information about specific subjects and how they may be taught in conjunction with units on renewable energies such as solar energy, wind energy, fuel cells and biofuels. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

2011-12-23

447

Education Department's Senese Outlines Science, Math Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is an interview with Donald J. Senese (Department of Education Assistant Secretary) in which the department's functions, responsibilities, and philosophies in precollege science/mathematics education are outlined and discussed. Specific questions answered relate to curriculum development, creationism, copyright ownership of software,…

Lepkowski, Wil

1983-01-01

448

HANDBOOK, TEACHING SCIENCE TO EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

DESCRIBED ARE PROCEDURES AND LABORATORY MATERIALS WHICH ARE OUTGROWTHS OF A RESEARCH PROJECT OF THE SOUTHEASTERN EDUCATION LABORATORY FOR THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE TO DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN GRADES 7, 8, AND 9. PART 1 DEALS WITH THE CRITERIA USED IN DEVELOPING PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS FOR USE WITH EDUCATIONALLY DISADVANTAGED. INCLUDED ARE (1) THE…

BINGHAM, N.E.; AND OTHERS

449

Master of Science in Applied Science Education  

E-print Network

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Cognitive and Learning, professional development and continuing practice of secondary school teachers, and to promote a solid

450

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

451

Multicultural Math Fair  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides a collection of activities compiled by the Mathematics Department at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, Calif. for use at its Multicultural Math Fair. Although the activities are from the 1999-2000 Multicultural Math Fair, the Math Forum maintains the website and all the links were current at the time of this report. The website includes some tips on how to set up a Multicultural Math Fair as well as data sheets and software for some of the activities, such as the Tower of Hanoi. Each activity is described in both Spanish and English. The Math Fair Links section also provides a number of other online resources for related activities, such as studying symmetry and patterns in Navajo rugs. Photos and comments from students who participated in the Frisbie Middle School Fair are also posted here.

452

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.

453

New Horizons in Mathematics and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This journal, intended for classroom teachers, provides a collection of essays organized around the theme of new horizons in mathematics and science education as well as a guide to instructional materials related to the theme. Topics addressed in the essays include digital libraries, the future of science curricula, integrated curricula, and…

Thorson, Annette, Ed.

2001-01-01

454

Early Childhood Science Education: A Piagetian Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Overviews characteristics of preoperational thought, summarizes Piaget's theory of the peroperational child's view of reality, explores implications of the preoperational stage of development for early childhood science education, and provides general guidelines for an early childhood science curriculum. (Author/RH)

Smith, Robert F.

1981-01-01

455

Pseudoscience, the Paranormal, and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the widespread acceptance of pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs, this article suggests that science educators need to seriously consider the problem of how these beliefs can be combated. Proposes teaching science students to critically evaluate the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal. (LZ)

Martin, Michael

1994-01-01

456

Alternative Graduate Program in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a graduate science education program, at the University of Northern Colorado, for elementary teachers and junior high school science teachers in which they can obtain an external degree at the Master's level. Faculty responsibilities, funding, and program evaluation are also discussed. (HM)

Trowbridge, Leslie W.; Dech, James H.

1979-01-01

457

Science for Pupils of Low Educational Attainment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an attempt to devise a science teaching scheme for 14 to 16 year-old students of low educational attainment attending an inner urban comprehensive school in England. Presents a list of course objectives and descriptions of the science modules used. (MLH)

Kershaw, I.; Scott, P. J.

1975-01-01

458

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education  

E-print Network

for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune National Centre Gamma Ray Astronomy, Pachmarhi/Hanle · India-based Neutrino Observatory · Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Ooty of Mathematics School of Natural Sciences · Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics · Department of Biological

Shyamasundar, R.K.

459

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

460

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While race and culture remain important variables in how young people experience schools, they are often misunderstood by educators and school personnel. Building on the work of three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap, Tyrone Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of…

Howard, Tyrone C.

2010-01-01

461

Utilizing Multimedia PBL to Engage Pre-Service Teachers in Multi-Cultural Special Education Decision-Making  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pre-service teacher programs have a central goal of fostering skills necessary for students to become successful professional educators. This goal is often challenging because students typically do not have sufficient opportunities to gain realistic experiences before becoming teachers (Andrews, 2002). In addition, teaching is a complex, dynamic…

Kelly, Mary L.; Cullen, Theresa A.; Kim, Min-Joung

2004-01-01

462

The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts: A Model for Community-Based Multicultural Arts Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article highlights the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, California, which is one successful model of a community-based arts education organization whose central mission is to provide these deep art-rich experiences for students from low socio-economic status (SES) communities, who in this instance are predominately African…

Engdahl, Eric

2012-01-01

463

Education in a Multicultural Environment: Equity Issues in Teaching and Learning in the School System in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper focuses on the auditing and accountancy paradigm that has dominated educational measurement of pupil performance for the last 20 years in England. The advocates of this minimum competency paradigm do not take account of the results of its dominance. These results include ignoring the heterogeneous complexity of groups within societies…

Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie

2011-01-01

464

Constructivism in Science and Science Education: A Philosophical Critique  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper argues that constructivist science education works with an unsatisfactory account of knowledge which affects both its account of the nature of science and of science education. The paper begins with a brief survey of realism and anti-realism in science and the varieties of constructivism that can be found. In the second section the important conception of knowledge and teaching that Plato develops in the Meno is contrasted with constructivism. The section ends with an account of the contribution that Vico (as understood by constructivists), Kant and Piaget have made to constructivist doctrines. Section three is devoted to a critique of the theory of knowledge and the anti-realism of von Glaserfeld. The final section considers the connection, or lack of it, between the constructivist view of science and knowledge and the teaching of science.

Nola, Robert

465

Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 with Earth and Space science content and teaching pedagogy. Overall, 97% of participants stated that their experience was either good or excellent. The favorable response of participant reactions to the professional development opportunities highlights the high quality of the professional development opportunity. The enthusiasm generated for using the curricular material in classroom settings was overwhelmingly positive at 92%. This enthusiasm carried over into actual classroom implementation of resources from the curricular portfolio, with 90% using the resources between 1-6 times during the school year. The project has had a positive impact on student learning in Wisconsin. Although direct measurement of student performance is not possible in a project of this kind, nearly 75% of participating teachers stated that they saw an increase in student performance in math and science as a result of using project resources. Additionally, nearly 75% of participants saw an increase in the enthusiasm of students towards math and science. Finally, some evidence exists that the professional development academies and curricular portfolio have been effective in changing educator behavior. More than half of all participants indicated that they have used more hands-on activities as a result of the Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education project.

Bilbrough, Larry (Technical Monitor); French, George

2003-01-01

466

Models of Genetic Counseling and Their Effects on Multicultural Genetic Counseling  

Microsoft Academic Search

This theoretical paper examines challenges to multicultural genetic counseling, counseling between culturally different clients and counselors, in the context of Kessler's typology of models of genetic counseling (Kessler S (1997) J Genet Counsel 6:287–295). It is suggested that challenges such as resistance to multicultural genetic counseling education may be due to conceptions about genetic counseling as a biomedical field that

Linwood J. Lewis

2002-01-01

467

Multicultural and Diversity Issues: Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers' Attitudes and Knowledge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to ascertain teachers' multicultural knowledge, cross-cultural perceptions, and attitudes about different cultures as a function of both pre-service professional preparation and graduate education curriculum. Accomplishing this goal required administration of the Multicultural/Diversity Scale?Revised (MCR) at…

Young, Barbara N.; Snead, Donald

2005-01-01

468

Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs and Knowledge about Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined pre-service teachers' knowledge of issues related to multiculturalism and diversity before and after taking a multicultural education course. Data from 38 degree students in an urban university in the southwest of Finland were analysed using a mixed method approach. The results indicate that pre-service…

Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L.

2013-01-01

469

National Survey Assessing Perceived Multicultural Competence in Art Therapy Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural competence is essential to contemporary art therapy practice. Current education standards require that culturally sound theories and practices be taught along with self-awareness, but there is little research on the effects of such training in art therapy. The current study examined data from the Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge,…

Robb, Megan

2014-01-01

470

Contributions of Multicultural Counseling to Counselor Competence with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines the contributions of multicultural counseling to 3 areas of counselor competence with lesbian, gay male, and bisexual male and female (LGB) clients: conceptualization of competence, counselor education, and assessment of counselor competence. The authors describe the foundations of multicultural counseling and extend the…

Israel, Tania; Selvidge, Mary M. D.

2003-01-01

471

Re-naming, Re-imagining America: Multicultural Curriculum as Classification Struggle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes conflict over multicultural education as an example of Bourdieu's classification struggle, highlighting contests over the reconstruction of U.S. history. The paper examines: what is at stake in how a nation is symbolically constructed; how multiculturalism engages in classification struggle and the nature of resistance; limitations in…

Olneck, Michael R.

2001-01-01

472

Strategies for Multicultural Management: Communication and a Common Set of Values  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last 30 years, there has been a shift towards using multicultural strategies. The constant shifts taking place in multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multinational workforces indicate that both administrators of these organizations and higher education practices must evolve to adapt to needs for changing skill sets. In the future,…

Castaneda, Mario E.; Bateh, Justin

2013-01-01

473

Multicultural Awareness through English: A Potential Contribution of TESOL in Greek Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cultural diversity now evident in Greek society creates educational challenges and opportunities. Space to address these is provided by the multicultural awareness aspects of the discourse of the Cross-Thematic Curriculum Framework (CTCF). For English language classes, multicultural direction is provided through the disciplinary discussion of…

Fay, Richard; Lytra, Vally; Ntavaliagkou, Maria

2010-01-01

474

Wrestling Whiteness: Three Stages of Shifting Multicultural Perspectives among White Pre-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pedagogical progress in the field of multicultural education moves at a snail's pace due to pre-service teachers' level of acceptance of multiculturalism and its tenets. Teacher candidates and seasoned teachers are simply unconscious and apathetic about matters of diversity. Pre-service teachers, primarily White and middle class, are mandated to…

Hill-Jackson, Valerie

2007-01-01

475

The Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Prospective Teachers: A Quantitative and Heuristic Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Moule (2005) suggest diverse students suffer isolation, invisibility and inappropriate labeling in many educational institutions. This mixed method study explores the multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes of prospective teachers. The research questions are: (1) what are the multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills and…

Perkins, Rotha M.

2012-01-01

476

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2014-2015 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

477

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Name ID# Date  

E-print Network

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2013-2014 Name-112 United States History or HIST 211-212 Problems in U. S. History 6 Upper-division political science elective courses. (It is recommended that students consult with a political science advisor when selecting

Barrash, Warren

478

The Nature of Multicultural Teaching and Learning in American Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For education to be preparation for life in multicultural America, individuals must be educated on three levels: as members of the larger society, as members of some subgroups, and as individuals free to explore their potentialities beyond any group membership. (IAH)

Haberman, Martin

1988-01-01

479

Science Education & Advocacy: Tools to Support Better Education Policies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Education is strongly affected by federal and local policies, such as testing requirements and program funding, and many scientists and science teachers are increasingly interested in becoming more engaged with the policy process. To address this need, I worked with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) --- a professional membership society of scientists and science teachers that is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching --- to create advocacy tools for its members to use, including one-page leave-behinds, guides for meeting with policymakers, and strategies for framing issues. In addition, I developed a general tutorial to aid AAPT members in developing effective advocacy strategies to support better education policies. This work was done through the Society for Physics Students (SPS) Internship program, which provides a range of opportunities for undergraduates, including research, education and public outreach, and public policy. In this presentation, I summarize these new advocacy tools and their application to astronomy education issues.

O'Donnell, Christine; Cunningham, B.; Hehn, J. G.

2014-01-01

480

Multicultural Central Asia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses the multicultural aspect of Central Asia in response to the discussion on diversity in U.S. classrooms. Many areas of the world are more diverse than the U.S., and these areas experience successes and failures with many of the same issues the U.S. is currently struggling with. Comparing the U.S. diversity debate with similar…

Boyle, Eric D.

481

1492 and Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attempts to refute the multiculturalist revisionism surrounding the observance of the Columbian Quincentenary. Notes that warfare, epidemics, deforestation, and political turmoil existed in the Americas before Columbus' arrival. Discusses Christianity's central role in medieval Europe, some of multiculturalism's contradictions, and the importance…

Royal, Robert

1992-01-01

482

Multicultural Issues in Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The professional literature provides ample evidence that individuals with autism exhibit a myriad of unusual social, communication, and behavioral patterns of interactions that present challenges to their families and service providers. However, there is a dearth of quality works on multicultural issues regarding autistic spectrum disorders. In…

Dyches, Tina Taylor; Wilder, Lynn K.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Algozzine, Bob

2004-01-01

483

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

484

The Department of Political Science BachelorofArts/BachelorofEducation  

E-print Network

The Department of Political Science BachelorofArts/BachelorofEducation PoliticalScience/SocialStudiesEducation Calendar Year: 2007/2008 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education `Our cities are webs of politics.The water we). Political Science studies fundamental questions about how our society governs itself at a number of levels

Seldin, Jonathan P.

485

The Department of Political Science BachelorofArts/BachelorofEducation  

E-print Network

The Department of Political Science BachelorofArts/BachelorofEducation PoliticalScience/SocialStudiesEducation Calendar Year: 2008/2009 Faculty: Arts & Science/Education `Our cities are webs of politics.The water we). Political Science studies fundamental questions about how our society governs itself at a number of levels

Seldin, Jonathan P.

486

Enacting FAIR Education: Approaches to Integrating LGBT Content in the K-12 Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The FAIR Education Act (SB 48) was signed into law in California in July of 2011, amending the Education Code by requiring representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the social sciences. In this article, the author uses James Banks' model of the Four Levels of Integration of Multicultural Content to suggest ways in which…

Vecellio, Shawn

2012-01-01

487

Trends of Science Education Research: An Automatic Content Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education\\u000a research from the published articles in the four journals of International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Research in Science Education, and\\u000a Science Education from 1990 to 2007. The multi-stage clustering technique was employed to investigate with what

Yueh-Hsia Chang; Chun-Yen Chang; Yuen-Hsien Tseng

2010-01-01

488

Teachers’ Inclusive Strategies to Accommodate 5th Grade Pupils’ Crossing of Cultural Borders in Two Greek Multicultural Science Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The demographic changes in Greek schools underline the need for reconsidering the way in which migrant pupils move from their\\u000a everyday culture into the culture of school science (a process known as “cultural border crossing”). Migrant pupils might\\u000a face difficulties when they attempt to transcend cultural borders and this may influence their progress in science as well\\u000a as the construction

Panagiotis Piliouras; Odysseas Evangelou

2010-01-01

489

District Leadership for Science Education: Using K-12 Departments to Support Elementary Science Education under NCLB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By contrasting two case studies of school districts, this paper illustrates the effectiveness of K-12 science departments in supporting elementary science education, especially in response to NCLB's push towards the articulation of curriculum across all grades and as a response to the erosion of instructional time on science in elementary schools…

Miller, Christopher L.

2010-01-01

490

Partners in Science Education: SOFIA EPO Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) represents a unique opportunity for education and public outreach (EPO) as the first research observatory designed to include by educators, journalists and others in research missions. The EPO program will include formal K-12 and undergraduate educational activities, informal education, public outreach, and media relations. SOFIA will carry educators on science flights, enabling them to partner with scientists and see science in action. Up to 200 formal and informal educators will participate in the SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program each year. The AAAs will be sustained as a national network via continued communications and material support from the observatory's EPO program office, and will constitute a wide-spread outreach cadre for NASA and space sciences. wide-spread outreach cadre for NASA and space sciences. Scientists, engineers, and other members of the SOFIA team will partner with local teachers and visit their classrooms as a part of the SOFIA Education Partners Program. Trained via the Project ASTRO network of astronomy education sites, SOFIA team members will work with teachrs and students to forge long-lasting science education partnerships. Participating educators may fly onboard SOFIA with their scientist partners. The professors and instructors at community colleges, small colleges, and minority serving institutions teach astronomy in general education courses that include the majority of future K-12 teachers. SOFIA EPO will provide an opportunity for this important segment of the college/university faculty plus staff of science and technology centers and planetaria to learn about research astronomy through summer workshops at the observatory. Participants will be encouraged to develop partnerships with SOFIA-affiliated scientists and participate in research flights. SOFIA is being developed and will be operated for NASA by SOFIA is being developed and will be operated for NASA by USRA. The EPO program is being developed and will be operated jointly by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and SETI Institute. For more information please contact the SOFIA EPO program director, Dr. Dana Backman: dbackman@mail.arc.nasa.gov

Backman, D.; DeVore, E.; Bennett, M.

2003-05-01

491

Interactions of Economics of Science and Science Education: Investigating the Implications for Science Teaching and Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years, there has been upsurge of interest in the applications of interdisciplinary perspectives on science in science education. Within this framework, the implications of the so-called "economics of science" is virtually an uncharted territory. In this paper, we trace a set of arguments that provide a dialectic engagement with two conflicting agendas: (a) the broadening of science education to include the contextual positioning of science including economical dimensions of science, and (b) the guarding of the proliferation and reinforcement of those aspects of economics of science such as commodification of scientific knowledge that embraces inequity and restricted access to the products of the scientific enterprise. Our aim is broadly to engage, as science education researchers, in the debates in economics of science so as to investigate the reciprocal interactions that might exist with science education. In so doing, we draw out some recommendations whereby the goals of science education might provide as much input into the intellectual debates within philosophy of science on issues related to the commercialisation and commodification of scientific knowledge. We explore some implications of commodification of science in the context of modelling and argumentation in science education.

Erduran, Sibel; Mugaloglu, Ebru Z.

2013-10-01

492

Interdisciplinary Science Research and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science history shows us that interdisciplinarity is a spontaneous process that is intrinsic to, and engendered by, research activity. It is an activity that is done rather than an object to be designed and constructed. We examine three vignettes from the history of science that display the interdisciplinary process at work and consider the…

MacKinnon, P. J.; Hine, D.; Barnard, R. T.

2013-01-01

493

Outdoor Education and Science Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary students have limited opportunities to learn science in an outdoor setting at school. Some suggest this is partially due to a lack of teacher efficacy teaching in an outdoor setting. Yet the research literature indicates that outdoor learning experiences develop positive environmental attitudes and can positively affect science

Rios, José M.; Brewer, Jessica

2014-01-01

494

Culture Matters in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the Saturday before Halloween, hundreds of students and their parents went from booth to booth participating in science activities at an annual Fall Festival and Learning Fair. The Fall Festival and Learning Fair is a valuable annual partnership where culturally relevant teaching engages each child in hands-on, standards-based science lessons.…

Pang, Valerie Ooka; Lafferty, Karen Elizabeth; Pang, Jennifer M.; Griswold, Joan; Oser, Rick

2014-01-01

495

Sociocultural Influences on Science Education: Innovation for Contemporary Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the significant sociocultural literatures on science studies, cultural diversity, and sustainability science to develop theoretical perspectives for science education more suitable to the challenges of contemporaneity. While the influences of science studies and cultural diversity are not uncommon within the science education

Carter, Lyn

2008-01-01

496

Penicillin for Education: How Cognitive Science Can Contribute to Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education can benefit from knowledge derived from cognitive and developmental psychology. Family demographics have actually improved between 1970 and 90 and so have NAEP scores. Three innovative programs demonstrating cognitive science applications include the Teaching Number Sense elementary math program, reciprocal teaching (reading strategy),…

Bruer, John T.

1995-01-01

497

Idaho Geological Survey: Earth Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) operates and maintains the Earth Science Education Web site, which contains many interesting original and outside linked resources for students and teachers. The activities offered by IGS include topics on astronomy, earthquakes, general earth science, hydrogeology, landslides, volcanoes, and weather and climate. Other links on the site are geared toward professional development for educators, including a curriculum development project and an online clearinghouse publication of professional development courses, workshops, and conferences. Although the layout and design of it make it a bit difficult to use efficiently, the site contains many quality features and is worth exploring.

498

A Resource Center for Informal Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Informal science education (ISE) is playing an increasingly important role in how and where the public engages with science. A growing body of research is showing that people learn the majority of their science knowledge outside of school (Falk & Dierking, 2010). The ISE field includes a wide variety of sources, including the internet, TV programs, magazines, hobby clubs and museums, all sectors of the informal science education field. These experiences touch large numbers of people throughout their lifetimes. If you would like to share your research with the public, ISE can be an effective conduit for meaningful science communication. However, because the ISE field is so diverse, it can be overwhelming with its multiple entry points. If you already are part of an ISE initiative, knowing how to access the most useful resources easily can also be daunting. CAISE, the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, is a resource center for the ISE field funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CAISE can help connect you to the knowledge and people of ISE, through its website, products and in-person convenings. The proposed CAISE presentation will outline the diversity of the field and concisely present data that will make the case for the impact of ISE. We will focus on examples of successful programs that connect science with the public and that bring together AGU's science research community with practitioners and researchers within ISE. Pathways to various ISE resources in the form of current CAISE initiatives will be described as well. The presentation will include an interview section in which a CAISE staff member will ask questions of a scientist involved in an ISE initiative in order to detail one example of how ISE can be a valuable tool for engaging the public in science. Time for audience Q&A also will be included in the session.

Dickow, B.

2011-12-01

499

How can science education foster students' rooting?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The question of how to foster rooting in science education points towards a double challenge; efforts to prevent (further) uprooting and efforts to promote rooting/re-rooting. Wolff-Michael Roth's paper discusses the uprooting/rooting pair of concepts, students' feeling of alienation and loss of fundamental sense of the earth as ground, and potential consequences for teaching science in a rooted manner. However, the argumentation raises a number of questions which I try to answer. My argumentation rests on Husserl's critique of science and the "ontological reversal", an ontological position where abstract models from science are considered as more real than the everyday reality itself, where abstract, often mathematical, models are taken to be the real causes behind everyday experiences. In this paper, measures towards an "ontological re-reversal" are discussed by drawing on experiences from phenomenon-based science education. I argue that perhaps the most direct and productive way of promoting rooting in science class is by intentionally cultivating the competencies of sensing and aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is defined as a precognitive, sensuous experience, an experience that is opened up for through sensuous perception. Conditions for rooting in science education is discussed against three challenges: Restoring the value of aesthetic experience, allowing time for open inquiry and coping with curriculum. Finally, I raise the question whether dimensions like "reality" or "nature" are self-evident for students. In the era of constructivism, with its focus on cognition and knowledge building, the inquiry process itself has become more important than the object of inquiry. I argue that as educators of science teachers we have to emphasize more explicitly "the nature of nature" as a field of exploration.

Østergaard, Edvin

2014-06-01

500

Teachers' Inclusive Strategies to Accommodate 5th Grade Pupils' Crossing of Cultural Borders in Two Greek Multicultural Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The demographic changes in Greek schools underline the need for reconsidering the way in which migrant pupils move from their everyday culture into the culture of school science (a process known as "cultural border crossing"). Migrant pupils might face difficulties when they attempt to transcend cultural borders and this may influence their…

Piliouras, Panagiotis; Evangelou, Odysseas

2012-01-01