Sample records for multicultural science education

  1. Multicultural Science Education

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    Mary M. Atwater

    2000-01-01

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

  2. Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise

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    Hines, S. Maxwell, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  3. Including multicultural education in science education: Definitions, competencies, and activities

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    Mary M. Atwater

    1989-01-01

    Conclusion  Overall, too few science teachers are being prepared in this country, and ethnic minority students are rarely enrolling in\\u000a science teacher education programs. Thus, it is particularly important that multicultural education be included in science\\u000a teacher education programs. I do not believe that science teacher educators will be able to prepare significantly more minority\\u000a science teachers in the near future

  4. Family and Consumer Sciences Delivers Middle School Multicultural Education

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    Clauss, Barbara A.

    2006-01-01

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

  5. Defining science in a multicultural world: Implications for science education

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    Cobern, William W.; Loving, Cathleen C.

    2001-01-01

    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.

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

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    Ferguson, Robert

    2008-01-01

    The intersection between science teacher education and multiculturalism has produced a considerable amount of research in the science education community. This paper suggests, according to current science teacher preparation literature, an initial set of multicultural science education standards for science methods course instructors of preservice…

  7. Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms

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    Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

    2001-12-01

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

  8. Critical Multiculturalism: Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education.

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    May, Stephen, Ed.

    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

  9. Making Multicultural Education Personal

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    Lobb, Pamela M.

    2012-01-01

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

  10. Multicultural Education Resource Guide.

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    Gorder, Cheryl

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

  11. Teaching sciences: The multicultural question revisited

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    William B. Stanley; Nancy W. Brickhouse

    2001-01-01

    We contend that science education should be multicultural. We do not believe a universalist view of science is either compatible with a multicultural approach or fully coherent as a foundation for the science curriculum. We begin by summarizing the case for a universalist approach to science education. We then show weaknesses of universalism in accounting for the following: 1. the

  12. Special Education in Multicultural Contexts.

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    Winzer, Margret A.; Mazurek, Kasper

    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

  13. Internationalizing Multicultural Education.

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    Parker, Franklin

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

  14. Education for a Multicultural Society

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

    2011-01-01

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

  15. Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.

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    Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

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

  16. Democratic Patriotism and Multicultural Education

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    Eammon Callan

    Debate about multicultural education in the USA has been marked by anxieties about the stability of a nation that is both\\u000a increasingly culturally diverse and increasingly resistant to coercive assimilative practices. A politically and morally persuasive\\u000a multiculturalism must seek to dispel rather than evade these anxieties. One educational venue in which they must be addressed\\u000a is history teaching. The possibility

  17. The Globalization of Multicultural Education in Social Science Textbooks: Cross-National Analyses, 1950-2010

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    Terra, Luke; Bromley, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    In this study the authors analyze 548 secondary social science textbooks to examine the extent to which multiculturalism-related content appears over time and around the world. Findings suggest significant global increases in textbook depictions of minority rights and groups experiencing discrimination over time and in many regions. (Contains 2…

  18. Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.

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    Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

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

  19. Multicultural Education: Its Unexplored Philosophical Themes.

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    Bassey, Magnus O.

    1993-01-01

    Presents the theoretical linkages, constructs, and shared characteristics between multiculturalism and existentialism as well as humanistic-critical educational practice. It argues that multicultural education and existentialism share common ground theoretically and pedagogically. (GLR)

  20. Multicultural Apprenticeships in Teacher Education

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    Seidl, Barbara L.; Monobe, Gumiko; Conley, Matthew D.; Burgos, Lisandra Pedraza; Rivera, Herminia Janet; Uchida, Chiharu H.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical structure of what we call multicultural apprenticeships in teacher education. This structure is drawn from decades of scholarship and research in teacher education, in general, and in preparing teachers for diversity, in particular. It is further situated within our own work in an Early…

  1. Games for Multicultural Physical Education

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    Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.

    2012-01-01

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

  2. A Humanist in Multicultural Education.

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    Imbrogno, Nadia Ilyin; Imbrogno, Salvatore

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

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

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    Lake, Don; And Others

    1995-01-01

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

  4. Multicultural Education: Embeddedness, Voice and Change

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    Ramaekers, Stefan

    2010-01-01

    This article is a discussion of a dominant (and mostly taken-for-granted) discourse of multicultural education (the phrase "intercultural education" is sometimes used). My aim is, simply, to highlight two issues which, I think, are insufficiently dealt with in relation to multicultural education: the observation that differences can be…

  5. Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.

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

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

  6. Protecting the Right to Multicultural Education.

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    Dyer, Adair

    1991-01-01

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

  7. Multicultural Education: The Key to Global Unity.

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    Singleton, Dorothy Lee

    This paper describes multiculturalism courses in teacher education at Bethany College (California) and at the University of Southern Mississippi and argues that an increasingly global society creates the need for unity that can be achieved through multicultural education, which if effectively designed and implemented enlightens individuals to the…

  8. Defining "Science" in a Multicultural World: Implications for Science Education (SLCSP #148).

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    Cobern, William W.; Loving, Cathleen C.

    This paper argues that science can be defined with sufficient clarity so as to maintain a coherent boundary for the practical purposes of school science curriculum development. That boundary excludes most forms of indigenous knowledge, if not all, just as it excludes art, history, economics, religion, and many other domains of knowledge. Being…

  9. A Multicultural Perspective. Spotlight: Cosmic Education.

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    Renton, Alice M.

    2002-01-01

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

  10. Using Multicultural Literature in Gifted Education Classrooms.

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    Ford, Donna Y.; Howard, Tyrone C.; Harris, John J., III

    1999-01-01

    Explains the Ford-Harris Matrix model of multicultural education in teaching literature to gifted students. This matrix combines levels of infusing multicultural content (contributions, additive, transformation, and social action) with the thinking processes of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis,…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  13. Science in Primary Schools: The Multicultural Dimension.

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    Peacock, Alan, Ed.

    This book brings together a number of perspectives on building a multicultural dimension into science teaching in the United Kingdom. Part 1 gives a variety of practical ideas for use in multi-ethnic and all-white classrooms, heeding the constraints of the National Curriculum. Part 2 examines the underlying rationale for a multicultural approach…

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

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    Johal, Kanwaljit K.

    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.

  15. Attitudes of early childhood educators on multicultural\\/multiethnic education

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    Marjorie Kostelnik

    1983-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the attitudes of early childhood educators on multicultural\\/multiethnic education. Early childhood teacher training students and teachers and administrators of preprimary programmes had similar responses to questions concerning attitudes about perspectives, curriculum, social dimensions, and academic success related to multicultural\\/multiethnic education.

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

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    Holm, Gunilla; Londen, Monica

    2010-01-01

    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

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

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    Omiecinski, Curtis

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

  18. A Response to the NCSS Guidelines on Multicultural Education.

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    Renyi, Judith; Lubeck, Dennis R.

    1994-01-01

    Responds to the revised National Council for the Social Studies Guidelines on Multicultural Education. Maintains that the guidelines contribute the common misunderstanding about the relationship between multicultural and international education. Argues that the arts and humanities must be a part of effective multicultural education. (CFR)

  19. The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States.

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    Spring, Joel

    Designed to be used in courses devoted to the study of multicultural education, this book aims to outline conceptual foundations of multicultural education and to discuss differences in cultural perspectives. The book is divided into two parts. Part one provides the foundation of multicultural education; part two focuses on the perspectives on…

  20. Integration of Peace Education into Multicultural Education/Global Education.

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    Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Hinitz, Blythe F.

    This paper presents the view that prevailing resentment against new immigrants and other ethnic minorities has clarified for many educators the need for teaching all students skills to resolve conflicts and reduce violence in schools. The paper advocates that peace education be integrated with multicultural education as a way for students to learn…

  1. The Adult Educator in Multicultural Australia.

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    Grassby, A. J.

    1978-01-01

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

  2. Multicultural Education: A Challenge for Teachers.

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

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

  3. Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs

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

    2007-01-01

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

  4. The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.

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    Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

    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…

  5. The Ethics of Multicultural and Bilingual Education.

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    Bull, Barry L.; And Others

    The ethical and educational dimensions of the quest for multicultural and bilingual education are explored, introducing the variety and complexity of these problems and ways of thinking about them. The application of liberal, democratic, and communitarian theories of political morality is discussed as examples of alternative approaches to these…

  6. Unity in Diversity: Multicultural Education in Australia.

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

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

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

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    Merten, Kyle

    2012-10-19

    evidence over the last 20 years suggests the need for multicultural education, research studies have been mixed on the success of this type of education (Garmon, 2004). Some researchers (Artilies & McClafferty, 1998; Bennett, Niggle, & Stage, 1990; Bondy...

  8. Resources for Schools: Multicultural Education.

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    Adelaide Univ. (Australia).

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

  9. Mental Health Promotion Education in Multicultural Settings.

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    Khanlou, Nazilla

    2003-01-01

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

  10. Group Work and Multicultural Management Education

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    Kelly, Phil

    2009-01-01

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

  11. Understanding the Whole Student: Holistic Multicultural Education

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

    2007-01-01

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

  12. Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions

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    Pittman, Chavella T.

    2009-01-01

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

  13. A Paradigm for Examining Multicultural Education.

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    Young, Russell L.

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

  14. Multicultural Music Education: Building an Appreciative Audience

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2009-01-01

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

  15. Beyond Promise: Autobiography and Multicultural Education

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    Wang, Hongyu; Yu, Tianlong

    2006-01-01

    Reading and writing autobiography as a pedagogical mode of engaging multicultural education is no longer new. The authors also adopt this strategy in their own respective teachings at two universities where students are predominantly White and (lower) middle-class women. In this article, the authors not only reflect on their own teaching…

  16. Integrating Multicultural Education Competencies into Undergraduate Teacher Education.

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    Konecki, Loretta R.; Stein, Alida A.

    A teacher education program at Loretto Heights College (Colorado) integrates multicultural education into an undergraduate teacher education program. Opinions on student needs were gathered from liberal arts faculty, minority representatives, elementary and secondary school staff, teacher educators, and students in teacher education. The diverse…

  17. Multiculturalism in Higher Education: A Myth or Reality?

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    Obiakor, Festus E.

    This paper discusses the realities of multiculturalism in America's higher education and presents strategies for enhancing multiculturalism on college and university campuses. It examines what multiculturalism is and lists the various myths about it that have permeated the academic community. In response to these myths, solutions are examined that…

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

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

    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…

  19. A Multicultural Education Experience: The Importance of Process.

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    Trubowitz, Julius

    1995-01-01

    Discusses issues and problems in the development and implementation of multicultural education programs, focusing on how a group of educators sought to help early childhood teachers deal with the increasing number of intergroup conflicts among their pupils. These educators developed a multicultural education resource book. (SLD)

  20. Multiculturalism or Ethnic Hegemony: A Critique of Multicultural Education in Toronto.

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    Rahim, Aminur

    1990-01-01

    Reviews the historical development of multicultural education in Toronto (Ontario), and considers the relevance of different models. Argues that present educational policy continues to preserve an Anglo-Saxon hegemony. (FMW)

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

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    Vavrus, Michael

    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…

  2. Sustaining Ourselves under Stressful Times: Strategies to Assist Multicultural Educators

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    Wong, Penelope; Fernandez, Anita E.

    2008-01-01

    Resistance that educators face in teaching multicultural education courses, particularly from preservice teachers, is well documented. Much of the literature around resistance tends to focus on strategies that multicultural educators can employ in overcoming preservice teacher resistance. However, preservice teacher resistance is not the only kind…

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

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    Au, Wayne, Ed.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Johnson, Lauri

    2003-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  6. Multicultural Education Online for Graduate Teachers: Some Challenges

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    Hinton, Samuel

    2007-01-01

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

  7. Multicultural Music Education: A National Profile of Elementary Schools

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2011-01-01

    Globalization and increased diversity within student populations results in a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education. The National Standards in Music Education (MENC, 2010) requires that students experience the music of other cultures; however, not all multicultural music programs are equivalent in content, depth of…

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

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    Stables, Andrew

    2005-01-01

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

  9. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; And Others

    This book of 15 author-contributed chapters provides pragmatic illustrations of how to implement multicultural education in college and university courses of study, and presents strategies for both transforming curricula and the training of effective multicultural educators. Section I focuses on instructional strategies for schools that possess…

  10. Providing Opportunities for Multicultural Experiences in Teacher Education.

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    Simpson, Kawanna J.; And Others

    This paper, consisting of four distinct presentations and a brief critique, describes means of enhancing multicultural education at different points along the teacher preparation continuum. The four programs described are designed to attract greater numbers of minorities to teacher education and to provide multicultural experiences for teacher…

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

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

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

  12. Sex Education in Multicultural Norway

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    Bartz, Tiffany

    2007-01-01

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

  13. Multiculturalism and Diversity in Drama/Theatre Education: A Preconference.

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    Garcia, Anamarie

    1999-01-01

    Describes how the 1998 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Drama/Theatre Education: A Preconference came about, and briefly describes its activities and success. Offers ideas for future activities, and reminds readers of the critical necessity for action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity that transforms dreams into reality. (SR)

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

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    Levy, Gal; Dahan, Yossi

    2000-01-01

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

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

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    Atwater, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

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

  16. Implementation of Multicultural Education in Texas Public Schools.

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    Yao, Esther Lee

    The implementation of multicultural teaching in Texas public schools was examined in 28 elementary, 18 junior high, and 17 high schools in southeastern Texas. Questionnaires, sent to 63 teachers enrolled in a graduate course in multicultural education, evaluated learning resources, curriculum development, school environments, and personnel…

  17. Multiculturalism in Higher Education: Transcending the Familiar Zone.

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    Michael, Steve O.; Thompson, Mary D.

    1995-01-01

    A discussion of the debate over multicultural education in colleges and universities looks at the evolution of the movement and examines some myths about it that threaten its effectiveness. An effective approach to multiculturalism is seen to have implications for institutional philosophy, structure, operations, and academic programs. Concrete…

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

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    Masakata Ogawa

    1989-01-01

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

  19. A case study of Texas regional education service center multicultural/diversity trainers' perception of teacher resistance and structural barriers to multicultural education 

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    Ibrahim, Eronif

    2009-05-15

    This qualitative case study of eight veteran Texas Regional Education Service Center Multicultural/Diversity Trainers examined their perceptions of structural barriers and teacher resistance to a voluntary program of Multicultural/Diversity Training...

  20. Multicultural Education among Seniors in the College of Education at Ohio State University.

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    Moultry, Murphy

    The Ohio State University College of Education, in response to the discovery that its multicultural education program did not meet the standard of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, conducted a survey of student teachers in 1985-86 to assess students' opinions and knowledge of multicultural education. Four survey…

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

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    Lake, Robert

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Community Relations Commission, London (England).

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

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

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

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

  4. Roles of Language in Multicultural Education in the Context of Internationalisation

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    Sugimura, Miki

    2015-01-01

    Educating minority people has been a subject of multicultural education and is still practised in a framework of the nation-state. Multicultural education guarantees opportunities for minority people's education and tries to preserve their culture, but it is often a controversial point between the majority and minority. In a multicultural society,…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

    2011-09-01

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Franklin, Godfrey; Heath, Inez A.

    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…

  9. Reinvigorating Multicultural Education through Youth Participatory Action Research

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    Irizarry, Jason G.

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Voices of Multicultural Experiences: Personal Narratives of Three Teacher Educators

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    Ezer, Hanna; Millet, Shoshy; Patkin, Dorit

    2005-01-01

    This study presents the narratives of three teacher educators in Israeli colleges of education: an Israeli-born Jew, a Jewish immigrant, and an Israeli-born Arab. The personal and professional stories expose their voices, life experiences, and worldviews, and display the relations between these and their multicultural awareness. Through narrative…

  11. Reflections on the Promise of Brown and Multicultural Education.

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    Grant, Carl A.

    1995-01-01

    Examines the dual meaning of promise (hope and vow) in relation to "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas," discussing how the two conceptions are implemented in a desegregated school and explaining how multicultural education can help meet the dual expectations of "Brown" as promise/vow and promise/hope. (Author/SM)

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

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    Sabieh, Christine

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

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  14. Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States

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    Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Cassara, Beverly B., Ed.

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

  16. The Politics of Multicultural Education in South Africa: Vogue, Oxymoron or Political Paralysis.

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    Asumah, Seth N.; Hlatshwayo, Simphiwe

    1995-01-01

    Argues against using American-style multicultural education in South African higher education and suggests that transitory nation-states would first need to adopt Africentric reformism in order to recapture their value system before incorporating multiculturalism into the curriculum. The relevance of the multicultural model to South Africa and why…

  17. Critical Teacher Education and Multicultural Issues.

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    Tellez, Kip; Schick, Jo-Anne

    1993-01-01

    Although University of Washington serves as vanguard for interprofessional collaboration, there are two features of professional practice not addressed in the program. Implementation may be problem, since teacher training is limited by state and occurs in contexts distant from urban areas needing interprofessional collaboration. Multicultural

  18. Report on Multicultural Education in "Pesantren"

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    Raihani

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Understanding the Power of Words in Multicultural Education

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    Obiakor, Festus E.; Smith, Darren J.; Sapp, Marty

    2007-01-01

    Historically, words are powerful! In many cases, they are used appropriately when we value people and used inappropriately when we hate them. As a result, they have become powerful tools in multicultural education and interactions. In today's changing world with demographic shifts in power and paradigm, the society is bombarded with words that…

  20. Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism

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    Lovern, Lavonna Lea

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Special Education in a Multicultural/Pluralistic Society.

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    Amos, Oris; Williams, Michael

    The model teacher special education program at Wright State University (Ohio) offers training in three human relations areas: a strong sense of self awareness and knowledge on one's own potential helping skills, a realistic idea of what tasks are involved in teaching, and a realistic awareness of the makeup of the multicultural/pluralistic school…

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

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

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

  3. Multicultural Career Education and Development. ERIC Digest No. 123.

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    Kerka, Sandra

    The purpose of multicultural career education and development is to foster positive self-concepts and career choices regardless of cultural background, encourage understanding of cultural groups' contributions, and develop effective intercultural communication skills. The attitudes, values, opinions, and beliefs with which a person perceives the…

  4. Implementing Multicultural Education: The New York City Experience.

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    Agard-Jones, Leslie

    1993-01-01

    Describes the implementation of a multicultural education program in the New York City public schools, detailing steps in development of the "Children of the Rainbow" curriculum guides for primary school grades, and the obstacles, including attacks by community members, faced in program development. (SLD)

  5. Knowledge of Multicultural Literature among Early Childhood Educators

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    Brinson, Sabrina A.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Halagao, Patricia Espiritu

    2006-01-01

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

  7. Talking Back: Teaching and Learning through Autobiographies in Multicultural Education

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    Guillory, Nichole A.

    2012-01-01

    This research essay is intended to situate the curriculum in my multicultural education courses--of talking back through autobiographical inquiry--within real schools, a site where curriculum theorists rarely situate their work. The literature by curriculum theorists that precedes my study generally has focused on how pre-service teachers in…

  8. Revolutionary Multiculturalism in US Schools: Educational Leadership Reconsidered.

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    Moss, Glenda

    2003-01-01

    Commentary on educational leadership includes portions of a critical research project to analyze revolutionary multiculturalism and McLaren's use of Che Guevara as a pedagogical leader for U.S. schools and culminating in a reflexive response to the rigorous dialogical study of the international scholar's work as well as the revision and…

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

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    Clarke, Kris

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Ryan, Mark

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

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

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    Moore, James R.

    2009-01-01

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

  12. Education in a Plural Society or Multicultural Education? The Views of Israeli Arab and Jewish School Counselors

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    Horenczyk, Gabriel; Tatar, Moshe

    2004-01-01

    We suggest that in societies with highly complex and conflictual cultural diversity, different perceptions of pluralism and multiculturalism are likely to be related to divergent expectations for multicultural education. Our study examines--through semi-structured interviews--the perceptions of cultural pluralism and multicultural education among…

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

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    Desai, Dipti

    2005-01-01

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

  14. Toward Education That Is Multicultural. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education (1st, February 15-17, 1991).

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    Grant, Carl A., Ed.

    Forty-three essays were delivered at a conference on multicultural education held in 1991 and explore the ideas, beliefs, research findings, philosophical roots, and direction of multicultural education, along with its policy, practice, and critical assessment. Selected essays and their authors include: "History and Philosophy of the National…

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

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    Zephir, Flore

    1999-01-01

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

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

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Evaluation and Dissemination of Educational Materials of Relevance in a Multicultural Society.

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    Klein, Gillian

    This paper discusses the evaluation and dissemination of educational materials of relevance in a multicultural society in the context of cultural diversity in Great Britain, and of information service provision in education. The background of multicultural education in the United Kingdom (UK) is discussed in terms of both societal and educational

  18. Science Education in a Multiscience Perspective.

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    Ogawa, Masakata

    1995-01-01

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

  19. Multicultural/Intercultural Teacher Education in Two Contexts: Lessons from the United States and Spain.

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    Santos Rego, Miguel Anxo; Nieto, Sonia

    2000-01-01

    Describes the situation in the United States and Spain regarding multicultural/intercultural teacher education. In both countries, educational systems grapple with questions of difference and social justice. Conditions in each country that led to the development of multicultural/intercultural education as a philosophical framework for teacher…

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

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    Goodman, Wendy, Ed.

    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…

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

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    Flores, Gabriel

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Wright, Alan N.; Tolan, Jan

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Le Roux, Johann

    2000-01-01

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

  4. Women and gender studies and multicultural education: Building the agenda for 2000 and beyond

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    Thalia M. Mulvihill

    2000-01-01

    Multicultural education has always been contested terrain, yet within the last five years a significant consensus about its scope and function has evolved. The discourse about multicultural education has not adequately attended to the debates surrounding the terms “gender” and “sex” or the multiple feminist theories that focus on the more critical aspects of a social change agenda. This article

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

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    Dolby, Nadine

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Washburn, David E.

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

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

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    Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

    1999-01-01

    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…

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

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    Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

    2013-01-01

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

  9. What We're Teaching Teachers: An Analysis of Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework Syllabi

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2009-01-01

    This study is an examination of syllabi from multicultural teacher education (MTE) courses taught across the United States. Using qualitative content analysis and drawing on existing typologies for multicultural education, I analyzed the theories and philosophies underlying MTE course designs. The analysis revealed that most of the courses were…

  10. Bilingual/Multicultural Education in Canada: Interpretation and Bibliography. Special Studies in Comparative Education, Number Fifteen.

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    Kelly, David H.

    The bibliography includes 615 citations of books, articles, general sources, and bibliographies on aspects of bilingual education, multicultural education, and the role of language in education in Canada. Citations in the first section, on society and language policy, are organized in the following categories: history; sociological aspects;…

  11. Pre-service science teacher sense of self in developing multicultural practice

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    Yuki Marie Monteith

    2008-01-01

    The development of multicultural science teaching practices is becoming more crucial as the student population in public schools becomes more diverse. Multicultural teaching practices are even more important when disparities in science achievement can be delimited by racial, ethnic or cultural affiliation. Using a phenomenological perspective, this study explored science pre-service teachers' sense of self after a year of teacher

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

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    Yeo, Frederick L.

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

  13. Feature Articles on Multiculturalism.

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    Cisneros, Henry G.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Includes "Understanding Multiculturalism" (Cisneros); "Basketmaking, Politics and Education: A Success Story from the Micmac Community" (McBride); and "Multiculturalism: A Native American Perspective" (St. Pierre). (SK)

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

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    Butler, Diane

    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…

  15. Multicultural Education in South Korean Public Elementary Schools: An Analysis of Teachers' Experiences and Perspectives and School Curriculum

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    Lee, Jungmin

    2008-01-01

    Multicultural education is a growing interest in South Korea and is viewed as a way to respond to the multicultural challenges resulting from the recently increasing number of foreign migrants and international marriages. The primary purpose of this study was to explore how multicultural education is contextualized in South Korea. For this…

  16. Make the Curriculum Multicultural: Act Now and Make Science an Inclusive Endeavor.

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    Bryant, Napoleon A., Jr.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the concept of multicultural education and argues that the curriculum must reflect the cultural diversity of the school's population and must treat as worthwhile the contributions of all groups to the American society. Presents examples of current policies and opinion on multicultural education. (JRH)

  17. Integrating Education: Parekhian Multiculturalism and Good Practice

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    McGlynn, Claire

    2009-01-01

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

  18. VIS: Technology for Multicultural Teacher Education.

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    Bruning, Merribeth J.

    1992-01-01

    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…

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

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    Diaz, Carlos, Ed.

    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"…

  20. Multiculturalism in arts education: Engaging schools in effective and authentic pedagogies

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    Dawn Joseph; Jane Southcott

    Serious questions have been raised by arts educators and community members about the effectiveness of multiculturalism that is usually enacted in Australian school settings by multi-arts festivals and related classroom activities. By exploring resources available to teachers, snapshots can be created of school practices that purport to be multicultural. Often these are only thematically integrated interdisciplinary exercises that do not

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

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    Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan

    2012-01-01

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

  2. Critical Reflective Thinking through Service-Learning in Multicultural Teacher Education

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    Li, Xin; Lal, Shirley

    2005-01-01

    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…

  3. Extending Design Science Research Methodology for a Multicultural World

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

    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.

  4. Multicultural Education Transformation in Higher Education: Getting Faculty to "Buy In"

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    Mayo, Sandra; Larke, Patricia J.

    2011-01-01

    As higher education institutions seek to prepare students to live and work in a global society, many realize that faculty must be equipped to address this challenge. This institution has been successful in getting faculty to "buy in" to their multicultural curriculum initiative. This paper discusses how one institution systematically…

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

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

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

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

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    Santamaría, Lorri J.

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Crumbly, I.J.; Hodges, J.

    1994-09-01

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

  8. The Global and the Multicultural: Opportunities, Challenges, and Suggestions for Teacher Education

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    Ryan Wells

    2008-01-01

    Most teacher education programs today include at least a minimal component of multicultural education. Higher educational institutions are also engaging more broadly in global education in a variety of forms. Though there is significant overlap in the aims of these two fields, they are often not used in complementary ways, or may even be seen as competing fields of study.

  9. Conceptual Strategies for Operationalizing Multicultural Curricula.

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    Belay, Getinet

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the trends in multiculturalism research, the importance of cultural diversity in the curriculum, and strategies for operationalizing a multicultural curriculum in library and information science education. Topics addressed include pedagogical methodology, leaning style, and course and program design. (97 references) (EA)

  10. Neoliberal Multiculturalism Embedded in Social Justice Education: Commodification of Multicultural Education for the 21st Century

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    Atasay, Engin

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates how conceptions of "diversity" and "equity" in U.S. education have become amenable to global neoliberal economic educational discourses that rest on competitive global market demands. The argument outlined in this paper suggests that the approach and knowledge about and for democracy and social justice…

  11. Intercultural learning in the liberal arts : the role of multicultural and international educators

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    Kathleen S. Knaul

    2003-01-01

    Today's world calls for the evaluation of how higher education is facilitating academic and personal growth in their students. In a more complex and interdependent world, the need for increased intercultural understanding is greater than ever. This capstone asks how international and multicultural educators at liberal arts colleges address individual intercultural growth and development. While higher education has evolved from

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

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    Becker, Becky K.

    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…

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

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    Wang, Jui-Ching; Humphreys, Jere T.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael

    2007-01-01

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

  15. Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum

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    Pawley, Christine

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Mitsumura, Masakazu

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sauter, John P., Jr.

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Getting into the Zone: Cases of Student-Centered Multicultural Literacy Teacher Education

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    Kim, Youb; Turner, Jennifer D.; Mason, Pamela A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to report our preliminary work on student-centered teacher preparation to promote school success among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The authors believe that teacher education programs need to be very purposeful in their approach to multicultural literacy teacher education. Drawing upon Vygotskian…

  19. Perspectives on Cultural-Sustainability, National Unity and the Possibilities of Multicultural Education in China

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    Samuel Hinton

    2009-01-01

    China is a rapidly developing multiethnic country facing several difficult challenges such as pollution and growing income inequality, which in turn threaten social stability. In addition, China must address ethnic conflict, particularly in urban, autonomous, and border regions. The government is advocating national unity education content in the school and college curriculum to help abate the problem. Multicultural education is

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Making globalization work for Chinese higher education by building bridges between internationalization and multiculturalism

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    Zhao Zhenzhou; Gerard A. Postiglione

    2008-01-01

    The rapid expansion of higher education in China is bringing together two phenomena, internationalization and multiculturalism. This study explores the question of what Chinese universities are doing to bridge the gap between these two. Three types of higher education institutions attended by minority students are selected: a university under the governance of an ethnic autonomous region, located in Inner Mongolia;

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

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    Edlefson, Carla; Wagstaff, Lonnie H.

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

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

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    Swisher, Karen

    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…

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

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    Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Ghosh, Ratna

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Liu, Laura Blythe

    2010-01-01

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

  7. School-site decision making in multicultural education: An Australian perspective

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    Kennedy, Kerry J.

    1985-12-01

    This paper examines a number of issues related to multicultural education and curriculum change. It focuses on school-level projects that were developed in Western Australian schools from 1979-1981. The results of the research raised the following points: teachers viewed multicultural education as a psycho-social rather than a socio-political phenomenon; the aims of multicultural education were seen to be best achieved by the collection of specific resource material; on-site implementation of the projects often led to changes being made to the original intentions of the project designers; qualitative research techniques proved more sensitive in portraying and consequently understanding the complexities associated with project implementation, and, finally, it seemed clear that more emphasis should be placed on understanding the role of the teacher as a policy mediator. It is at the school level that the final decisions are made about national policy intentions.

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

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    Wang, Chien-hsing

    2013-01-01

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

  9. Multicultural Education and Training in Rehabilitation Counseling Education Programs

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Hammond, Cheree

    2009-01-01

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

  11. Library Media Services. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.

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    Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.

    Intended as an aid for Iowa school library media specialists, this pamphlet identifies resources and provides guidelines for the development of multicultural, nonsexist (MC-NS) school library media programs. Definitions of terms used in the pamphlet are given. The rationale and philosophy underlying elementary and secondary curricula design are…

  12. Cal State Fullerton will celebrate International Education & Multicultural Leadership Week

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Faculty and Staff! Come and Join Us! for more info: www.fullerton.edu/international/IEW/IEW2004/essay of Student-Multicultural L eadership Center - Visit and learn about other cultures and get your CSUF Passport the CSUF Pledge! - Get Involved and consider joining a CSUF Culture Club! #12;

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

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    Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Kimberley Yang

    2001-01-01

    This dissertation examines the challenges and conflicts that preservice teachers have when teaching science with a multicultural agenda. This study is based on the experience of three preservice teachers who have participated in a one or two semester(s) volunteered commitment teaching science to pre-kindergarten students at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx of New York City. Findings derived from

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

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Howe, Edward R.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Mock, Karen R.

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

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

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    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

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

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

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    Grainger, Jane, Ed.

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

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

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    Campbell, Maria

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Cooper, Patricia M.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    deGarcia, Barbara Gerner

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

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

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    Swisher, Karen

    1984-01-01

    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…

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

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    Chen, Shi-jian

    2006-01-01

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

  6. Multicultural Education: Ways To Utilize the Historically Black Land-Grant Agricultural Programs.

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    Walker, C.; Bandele, O.; Mellion, D.

    The historically black land-grant institutions, sometimes referred to as "1890" institutions, have achieved many agricultural successes that can be used effectively in the multicultural education movement. These institutions have recently celebrated over 100 years of progress and productivity through teaching, research, and service to a culturally…

  7. Teaching Notes: Reframing Multicultural Education--Teaching White Privilege in the Social Work Curriculum

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    Abrams, Laura S.; Gibson, Priscilla

    2007-01-01

    This article proposes a model of teaching diversity in social work education that includes significant content on White privilege. The authors first discuss some limitations of social work's current multicultural framework. Next, they introduce concepts and pedagogical strategies concerning White identity and privilege that are drawn from…

  8. Multiculturalism as an Educational Policy. ESA 842, Policy Development and Analysis.

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    Rizvi, Fazal

    The monograph that begins this volume analyzes multiculturalism as an educational policy in order to identify the broader values and interests that are served by its promotion. It begins with a historical review of Australia's post-World-War-II immigration policies. In the next two sections, the major elements of the policy of assimilation, a…

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

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    Nethsinghe, Rohan

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    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:…

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

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    2009-12-04

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

  12. Discovering indigenous science: Implications for science education

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    Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

    2001-01-01

    Indigenous science relates to both the science knowledge of long-resident, usually oral culture peoples, as well as the science knowledge of all peoples who as participants in culture are affected by the worldview and relativist interests of their home communities. This article explores aspects of multicultural science and pedagogy and describes a rich and well-documented branch of indigenous science known to biologists and ecologists as traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Although TEK has been generally inaccessible, educators can now use a burgeoning science-based TEK literature that documents numerous examples of time-proven, ecologically relevant, and cost effective indigenous science. Disputes regarding the universality of the standard scientific account are of critical importance for science educators because the definition of science is a de facto gatekeeping device for determining what can be included in a school science curriculum and what cannot. When Western modern science (WMS) is defined as universal it does displace revelation-based knowledge (i.e., creation science); however, it also displaces pragmatic local indigenous knowledge that does not conform with formal aspects of the standard account. Thus, in most science classrooms around the globe, Western modern science has been taught at the expense of indigenous knowledge. However, because WMS has been implicated in many of the world's ecological disasters, and because the traditional wisdom component of TEK is particularly rich in time-tested approaches that foster sustainability and environmental integrity, it is possible that the universalist gatekeeper can be seen as increasingly problematic and even counter productive. This paper describes many examples from Canada and around the world of indigenous people's contributions to science, environmental understanding, and sustainability. The authors argue the view that Western or modern science is just one of many sciences that need to be addressed in the science classroom. We conclude by presenting instructional strategies that can help all science learners negotiate border crossings between Western modern science and indigenous science.

  13. Moving to the Rhythm of Africa: A Case Study of a Tertiary Educator's Understanding of Multicultural Dance in Teacher Education

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2013-01-01

    Australia is proud of its rich and varied array of the Arts depicting a range of cultural diversity formed by ongoing migration. Although the complex issues of dance, culture and identity are interconnected, forming a multicultural society in Australia, dance education is a powerful platform to transmit and promote togetherness where understanding…

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

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

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

  15. "OK, I Get It! Now Tell Me How to Do It!": Why We Can't Just Tell You How to Do Critical Multicultural Education

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    DiAngelo, Robin; Sensoy, Ozlem

    2010-01-01

    As educators who work with preservice teachers on critical multicultural education, we often struggle with our students' desire for us to provide them with the how-to's of multicultural education--a kind of "answer list." In this paper, we share the analogies we have developed and found effective in explaining to our students why the list that…

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

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    Cunha, Thais B. P. da

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

  17. Discovering Indigenous Science: Implications for Science Education.

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    Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

    This paper explores different aspects of multicultural science and pedagogy and describes a rich and well-documented branch of indigenous science known to biologists and ecologists as traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Indigenous science relates to both the science knowledge of long-resident, usually oral culture peoples, as well as the…

  18. Multiculturalism in Four Teacher Education Programs: For Replication or Transformation

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    Ensign, Jacque

    2009-01-01

    This article describes four teacher education programs and their student teachers' responses to why some students in their classrooms were not doing well. The responses and programs fell into two categories: education for replication of inequities and education for transformation. If teacher education programs want their prospective teachers to be…

  19. Multiculturalism and AIDS: different communities mean different educational messages required

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    Lechky, O

    1997-01-01

    Having a multitude of different ethnic communities forces Canada's AIDS educators to use many different methods to deliver their messages. These range from an AIDS bingo game that has been used to educate natives in northern Manitoba to attempts to take AIDS education to the streets of Toronto. With AIDS education, reports Olga Lechky, one message definitely does not fit all. PMID:9164407

  20. Cognitive Science and Science Education

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    Susan Carey

    1986-01-01

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

  1. Problematising Multicultural Art Education in the Context of Taiwan

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    Mason, Rachel

    2009-01-01

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

  2. Science for Elementary Educators

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    Holly Lawson

    2004-03-01

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

  3. The Development of a Student's Behaviors' Self-Evaluation Scale (SBSS) in Multicultural Physical Education Class Settings

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    Kellis I.; Vernadakis N.; Albanidis E.; Derri V.; Kourtesses T.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to develop and validate the structural validity and reliability of a student's behaviors' self-evaluation scale (SBSS) in the physical education class. The SBSS was created in order to evaluate the effect of a physical education program in the context of the multicultural composition of the student population in the…

  4. Affordances of Learning Technologies in Higher Education Multicultural Environments

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    Arenas, Edilson

    2015-01-01

    A cluster of research has been conducted in higher education to investigate the affordances (action possibilities) and the influence information and communication technologies (ICT) may have on students' learning experiences and outcomes. Such studies have given rise to the implementation of a wide range of educational frameworks with a great deal…

  5. Festival of Pacific Arts: Education in Multi-Cultural Encounters

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    d'Hauteserre, Anne-Marie

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

    2011-12-01

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

  7. TTWWEELLFFTTHH AANNNNUUAALL SSYYMMPPOOSSIIUUMM SCIENCE EDUCATION

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    Lawrence, Rick L.

    TTWWEELLFFTTHH AANNNNUUAALL SSYYMMPPOOSSIIUUMM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION June 28-July 3, 2010 Reid Hall Master of Science In Science Education #12;INTERCOLLEGE PROGRAMS FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION Director Peggy Mathematics Education Steve Custer Earth Science Carl Fox Graduate Education Steve Holmgren Chemistry

  8. Preparing Multicultural Teacher Educators: Toward a Pedagogy of Transformation

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    Vescio, Vicki; Bondy, Elizabeth; Poekert, Philip E.

    2009-01-01

    As the population of the United States becomes more diverse, both challenges and opportunities are created for the educational system. The gap that currently exists between a predominantly White, middle class, female teaching workforce and an increasingly heterogeneous population of students is one of the key factors that shapes these challenges.…

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

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    Blanks, A. Brooke; Smith, J. David

    2009-01-01

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

  10. Assimilation versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge

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    Burdick-Will, Julia; Gomez, Christina

    2006-01-01

    This article analyzes the public rhetoric during the November 2002 vote over bilingual 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 environment and to…

  11. Impact of Brown on Multicultural Education of Hispanic Americans

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    Contreras, A. Reynaldo

    2004-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  13. The Limitations of Multiculturalism in Norwegian Early Childhood Education

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    Hovdelien, Olav

    2014-01-01

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

  14. Reflections on Policy and Practice in Multicultural Education in Cyprus

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    Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James

    2004-01-01

    Contemporary Cyprus society is no longer homogeneous. Increasingly, Cypriots have contact with people of different cultures. The same happens in schools in Cyprus. In this article, through an ethnographic study, we investigate what happens today in Cyprus regarding the education of international and repatriated students. Analyzing the case study…

  15. An Assessment of Multicultural Competence.

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    King, Patricia M.; Howard-Hamilton, Mary

    2003-01-01

    Study assesses multicultural experiences and competency levels of graduate students in college student personnel preparation programs, student affairs staff serving as internship supervisors, and diversity educators. Respondents in all three groups rated themselves highest for multicultural awareness and lowest on multicultural knowledge.…

  16. Hanford`s innovations for science education

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

    1996-12-31

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

  17. Liberal and Conservative Multiculturalism after September 11.

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    Antonette, Lesliee

    2003-01-01

    Asserts that learning to navigate tensions within the discourse on multiculturalism requires understanding of the concept itself. Describes the history of multiculturalism; conservative and liberal multiculturalism; globalism and the formation of American identity; and how educators can restore balance. Concludes that using a multicultural

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

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    Kleyn, Tatyana; Reyes, Sharon Adelman

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Potential and Limitations of Multicultural Education in Conflict-Ridden Areas: Bilingual Palestinian-Jewish Schools in Israel

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    Bekerman, Zvi

    2004-01-01

    In recent years, a new integrative bilingual multicultural educational initiative has been developed in Israel. Its main purpose is to offer dignity and equality to the two Israeli groups who have for the last 100 years denied each other's humanity: Palestinians and Jews. The research examines this attempt at encouraging each group to take pride…

  1. Moving toward a Community of Resistance through Autobiographical Inquiry: Creating Disruptive Spaces in a Multicultural Education Course

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    Guillory, Nichole A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to show how pre-service teachers utilized autobiographical inquiry in a multicultural education course to reflect on what they learned about themselves and the teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students while they served as tutors for English Learners (ELs) in a semester-long field experience in…

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

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    Mansikka, Jan-Erik; Holm, Gunilla

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Gruber, Sabine; Rabo, Annika

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Multicultural Inquiry toward Demystifying Scientific Culture and Learning Science

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    Meyer, Xenia S.; Crawford, Barbara A.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated how student participation in an authentic scientific investigation may shape underrepresented students' views of science and support students in learning science. The research centered on the instructional approach used in a fifth-grade classroom to engage English language learning students from Latino backgrounds in a…

  5. A critique of multiculturalism in heath care: the challenge for nurse education.

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    Culley, L

    1996-03-01

    This paper is concerned with the way in which discussions of the health status of people from minority ethnic groups and the delivery of health care to such groups has been constructed, in the nursing literature in particular, within a culturalist framework which has many serious drawbacks. The paper reviews the argument for a 'multicultural' approach to health care and also discusses some of the main implications of this analysis for the education of health professionals. It suggests that health workers and those responsible for the education of such workers, need to reassess learning needs in the light of a critique of the effects of an analysis based on 'cultural pluralism' and 'ethnic sensitivity'. The paper suggests ways in which the nursing curriculum must be broadened to take into account the limitations of a culturalist approach and to debate the interplay of racism and other structures of inequality and their influence on health and on a service delivery. PMID:8655833

  6. 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.

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    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…

  7. American Presidents and Their Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Surrounding Education and Multiculturalism: A Series of Research Studies in Educational Policy. Fourth Installment: Examining Presidents George Washington, James K. Polk, and Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Baptiste, H. Prentice; Sanchez, Rebecca

    2004-01-01

    Understanding the Presidents of the United States, their actions, beliefs, and contradictions, is constructive in understanding the nation's complex societal issues. As a society, Americans inherit the problems, challenges, and legacies of these leaders. Multicultural education and multicultural education theory offer an alternative lens from…

  8. Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore

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

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Matthews, Michael R.

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Suriel, Regina L.; Atwater, Mary M.

    2012-01-01

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

  11. Multicultural Perspectives in the Curricula of Two Colleges of Education in Israel: "The Curriculum Is a Cruel Mirror of Our Society"

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    Ezer, Hanna; Millet, Shoshy; Patkin, Dorit

    2006-01-01

    This study reveals the multicultural perspectives in the curricula of two colleges of education in Israel. It examines the perceptions of teacher educators with regard to: the importance of the teacher's role in educating students for sensitivity and diversity; the needs of students from different cultural backgrounds in colleges of education; the…

  12. SEGway: Science Education Gateway

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    2001-01-31

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

  13. Child Development in the Context of Multicultural Pre-School Education.

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    Umek, Ljubica Marjanovic; Kranjc, Simona; Fekonja, Urska

    This study examined the impact of a multicultural preschool curriculum in Slovenia on preschool children's sensitization to cultural differences and understanding of themselves, others, and different cultures. The curriculum was implemented for a 1-month period for 6.6- to 7-year-olds. Multicultural enrichment was evident in wall decorations, toys…

  14. Science Education Notes.

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    Hodson, Derek; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Presents information in brief on changing priorities in science education. Cites three categories of aims for science, traits of underachievers, and the processes of science. Includes reflections on the Salter's GCSE Scheme of Assessment, the integration of science and drama, and a historical perspective of practical work in school science. (RT)

  15. Developing Educational Standards - Science

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    Charles Hill

    This website features a list of educational standards by state. Although the bulk of the list is state-issued standards, the list also includes standards for education developed by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

  16. Science in General Education

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    Read, Andrew F.

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Lisa C. Kaczmarczyk

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

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

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    Merino, Barbara J.; Hammond, Lorie

    1998-01-01

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

  19. Partnerships for Science Education.

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    Greenwood, M. R. C.

    1995-01-01

    To preserve the nation's standing in science, technology, education, and discovery, the highest priority should be to develop and support school programs, media programs, and informal educational experiences so that learning elements of science and technology is as common for the public as learning sports skills or reading. Discusses goals of the…

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

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    Williams, Jeremy Kelton

    2012-10-19

    (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987), 289; John Dewey, Democracy and Education (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1916), 100; Eamonn Callan, Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 3 Gutmann... harder to conceptualize. Regardless of the difficulty in pinning down a specific definition of citizenship and civic education, there exists within textbooks, curriculums, and educational scholarship an idea of citizenship education that is different...

  1. Argumentation in Science Education

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    Sampson, Victor; Enderle, Patrick; Grooms, Jonathon

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Educational science meets simulation.

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    Pasquale, Susan J

    2015-03-01

    With the increased use of simulation to teach the knowledge and skills demanded of clinical practice, toward the achievement of optimal patient care outcomes, it becomes increasingly important that clinician educators have fundamental knowledge about educational science and its applications to teaching and learning. As the foremost goal of teaching is to facilitate learning, it is essential that the simulation experience be oriented to the learning process. In order for this to occur, is it necessary for the clinician educator to understand the fundamentals of educational science and theories of education such that they can apply them to teaching and learning in an environment focused on medical simulation. Underscoring the rationale for the fundamentals of educational science to be applied to the simulation environment, and to work in tandem with simulation, is the importance that accurate and appropriate information is retained and applied toward establishing competence in essential practice-based skills and procedures. PMID:25902461

  3. Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education

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    Heller, Barbara

    Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education 3424 S. State.iit.edu/departments/msed Chair: TBD Director, Graduate Programs: N. G. Lederman Mathematics and science education is primarily) equivalent to 9-12 credit hours. Degrees Offered Master of Science in Mathematics Education Master

  4. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

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    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.

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

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

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

  6. Language, culture and science education

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    Elizabeth McKinley; Pauline Mcpherson Waiti; Beverley Bell

    1992-01-01

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

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

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    Ziegler, Gudrun

    2011-12-01

    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.

  8. Science Education: The New Humanity?

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    Douglas, John H.

    1973-01-01

    Summarizes science education trends, problems, and controversies at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels beginning with the Physical Science Study Committee course, and discusses the present status concerning the application of the Fourth Revolution to the education system. (CC)

  9. Trends in the Scholarship on Teachers of Color for Diverse Populations: Implications for Multicultural Education.

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    Sheets, Rosa Hernandez

    This paper reviews patterns in the literature on minority teachers and teacher preparation. The study involved an extensive literature search using the following database selections: Books in Print A-Z; ERIC Database 1966-2000; Education Abstracts FTX 6/83-12/99; PsycINFO 1984-2000/02; Sociological Abstracts 1963-1999/12; and Social Sciences Abst…

  10. Reforming Science Education.

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    Donmoyer, Robert, Ed.; Merryfield, Merry M., Ed.

    1995-01-01

    This theme issue highlights the diversity of reform initiatives in order to provide a deep understanding of the complexities associated with educational reform in general and the reform of science education in particular. Systemic reform initiatives at the national and state levels along with locally-inspired efforts at reform are outlined.…

  11. Fusion Science Education Outreach

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    C. A. Danielson

    1996-01-01

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

  12. Continuing Professional Education in the Multilingual and Multicultural Environment of the 21st Century.

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    Cseh, Maria

    2001-01-01

    Offers lessons learned about working in multicultural and multilingual environments: (1) carefully plan communication requiring interpreters/translators; (2) strive for mutual knowledge creation; and (3) allow for sufficient time and process in workshops to support participants' need for clarification. (JOW)

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Kitzelman, Jacquie, Ed.

    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…

  15. Colorado Multicultural Resources for Arts Education: Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art.

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    Cassio, Charles J., Ed.

    This Colorado resource guide is based on the premise that the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual art) provide a natural arena for teaching multiculturalism to students of all ages. The guide provides information to Colorado schools about printed, disc, video, and audio tape visual prints, as well as about individuals and organizations that…

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

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    Marri, Anand R.

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Kikuchi, June F.

    1996-01-01

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

  18. Dear Science Educator: Help!

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    Kondo, Allan K.

    1973-01-01

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

  19. Jefferson Lab: Science Education

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    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.

  20. Multiculturalism Is Dead: Long Live Community Cohesion? A Case Study of an Educational Methodology to Empower Young People as Global Citizens

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    Cremin, Hilary; Warwick, Paul

    2008-01-01

    This article explores the theme of the "two faces of education" by reviewing new policy directives in the United Kingdom to strengthen community cohesion in schools and their communities. These directives have resulted from growing disaffection with the aims and outcomes of multiculturalism. This article will investigate the ways in which this…

  1. Teachers, Study Circles and the Racial Achievement Gap: How One Dialogue and Action Program Helped Teachers Integrate the Competencies of an Effective Multicultural Educator

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    Catherine Brenner Orland

    2007-01-01

    Study Circles, a dialogue and action process, brings together teachers, parents and students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to talk about the racial achievement gap. This study asks: how does the experience of participating in Study Circles bring teachers closer to integrating the competencies of the effective multicultural educator? Using a pragmatic design, including surveys and individual interviews,

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

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    Patnaik, Sumeeta

    2012-01-01

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

  3. Smithsonian Science Education Center

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

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

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    Williams, Iolo Wyn

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

  5. Science education — I: The spirit of science

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    Pollak, Victor L.

    1993-12-01

    In these two essays we explore the questions: what are the essential features of a workable context for science education? What are the givens, the “of courses,” the “fundamental dispositions” toward science and toward education necessary — or at least sufficient — to provide a fertile ground upon which a functional approach to science education can be established? In the present essay it is argued first that science education must reflect that science is a way of thinking — in fact, more comprehensively, a way of being; and second, and that the fundamentally antiauthoritarian spirit of science must be reconciled with education, with its built-in tendency to be authoritarian.

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

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    Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr. --Embracing Diversity

    2001-01-01

    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.

  8. Environmental Education: New Era for Science Education.

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    Taskin, Ozgur

    This paper presents the history of environmental education with regard to major issues, theories, and goals; environmental education in science education curriculum; and inquiry-based approaches. An example for environmental education curriculum content and an example inquiry laboratory for environmental education are included. (KHR)

  9. Science, Worldviews, and Education

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    Gauch, Hugh G.

    2009-06-01

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

  10. Master of Science in Applied Science Education

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    of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Cognitive and LearningMaster of Science in Applied Science Education Student Handbook Division of Teacher Education Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Michigan Technological University 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton

  11. Life Sciences Education

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  12. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Chemistry/ScienceEducation

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    Morris, Joy

    - Organic Chemistry II ___ 6. Chemistry 2740 - Physical Chemistry List B - Elective Chemistry - Contemporary Chemistry ___Chemistry 3410 - Analytical Chemistry II ___Chemistry 3730 - Advanced PhysicalBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Chemistry/ScienceEducation This is a planning guide

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

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    Hadi-Tabassum, Samina

    1999-01-01

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

  14. Science Education - Deja Vu Revised.

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    Walsh, John

    1982-01-01

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

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

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    Flick, K. C.; Keepseagle, L.

    2013-12-01

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

  16. 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

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

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Faris, Ahmed O.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

  19. Rural Science Education Program

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

    1994-12-31

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

  20. Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research

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    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.

  1. Is religious education compatible with science education?

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    Martin Mahner; Mario Bunge

    1996-01-01

    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

  2. Gender and Computer Science Education

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    Galpin, Vashti

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

  3. Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.

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    British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

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

  4. Science Education & Civic Engagement

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  5. Center for Science Education 2011 -2012

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    Center for Science Education Handbook 2011 - 2012 #12;2 Contents Center for Science Education for Science Education Background The Center for Science Education is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at PSU. The CSE works to improve the delivery of science education in the Pacific Northwest region

  6. The Globalization of Science Education

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    DeBoer, George E.

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Feyerabend on Science and Education

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    Kidd, Ian James

    2013-01-01

    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…

  8. Alternative Constructions Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education

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    Cobern, William W.

    Alternative Constructions Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education A plenary presentation for the second annual Southern Africa Association for Mathematics and Science Education Research of Science Education Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Western Michigan University 2112 Sangren

  9. Science Education News, June 1976.

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    McCarley, Orin, Ed.

    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…

  10. Essays on Computer Science Education

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    Galpin, Vashti

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

  11. Approaches for Achieving a Multicultural Curriculum.

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    Moody, Charles D., Sr., Ed.; Vergon, Charles B., Ed.

    The reports presented in this volume are intended to provide a theoretical foundation for and practical applications of multicultural education. Included are the following titles: "Introduction," by Charles D. Moody, Sr.; "Cultural Pluralism: Curriculum Assessment, Development, Implementation and Evaluation," by Loretta Webb; "Multicultural

  12. Misconceptions of Culture and Perversions of Multiculturalism.

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    Goldman, Louis

    1993-01-01

    Claims that multicultural education is based on unsound conceptions of the nature of culture, particularly the idea that it is inappropriate to judge cultures by the standard of how well they allow members to adapt to their current circumstances. Multiculturalism should encourage maximum interaction of all societal elements to forge an emergent…

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

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

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

  14. Dialogic Global Studies for Multicultural Technology Assessment

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

  16. Teaching Science through Physical Education.

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    Kumar, David; Whitehurst, Michael

    1997-01-01

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

  17. Quality tools in science education

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    Blanton, Patricia

    2002-03-01

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

  18. BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/

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    Morris, Joy

    Science ____ Philosophy 2233 - Philosophy and the World View of Science: Earth and Life Sciences ____ Philosophy 2234 - Philosophy and the World View of Science: Space, Time and Matter ____ Philosophy 3402BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation GeneralMajorintheSciences/ Science

  19. Globalisation and science education: Rethinking science education reforms

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    Lyn Carter

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

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    Tennessee, University of

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

  1. Is religious education compatible with science education?

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    Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

    1996-04-01

    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.

  2. Bi-Lingual Newspaper as an Expression of a Fake Multicultural Educational Policy in Israel

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    Baratz, Lea; Reingold, Roni; Abuhatzira, Hannah

    2011-01-01

    The current paper analyzes a unique educational text that may be used to follow the educational policy of the State of Israel towards the community of Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia. The text which was analyzed was a bi-lingual newspaper called "Nugget News" which is published under the sponsorship of the Israeli Ministry of Education,…

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

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    Gibson, Melissa Leigh; Grant, Carl A.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.

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

  5. Desettling Expectations in Science Education

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Constructivism in computer science education

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    Mordechai Ben-ari

    1998-01-01

    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

  7. Water Science Education and Awareness

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  8. Roadmap: Integrated Science -Earth Science Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

    11040 Earth Dynamics 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences GEOL 11041 Earth Dynamics Laboratory 1 C Society 3 C GEOL 11042 Earth History 3 C Fulfills Kent Core Basic Sciences GEOL 11043 Earth HistoryRoadmap: Integrated Science - Earth Science ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH

  9. Pushing the Boundaries of Cultural Congruence Pedagogy in Science Education towards a Third Space

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    Quigley, Cassie

    2011-01-01

    This review explores Meyers and Crawford's "Teaching science as a cultural way of knowing: Merging authentic inquiry, nature of science, and multicultural strategies" by examining how they combine the use of inquiry-based science instruction with multicultural strategies. In this conversation, I point to the need of specific discourse strategies…

  10. Media Literacies and Critical Pedagogy in a Multicultural Society

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    Douglas Kellner

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

  11. 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.

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

    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…

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

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    Rey, Micheline

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

  13. Calling Forth Our Best Selves: Prototyping Religious Education for a Globally Connected, Multicultural, and Pluralistic World

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    Baker, Dori

    2011-01-01

    This article reports the ways five leaders situated within academic institutions widened the imagination of the role of religious education. From their own contexts and evolving vocations, they led a conversation hosted by the Forum on Religious Education and Academic Institutions. As they shared challenges and opportunities they see, they also…

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

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    Kobayashi, Michiko

    2012-01-01

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

  15. Multicultural Issues: Recruiting and Retaining Black and Hispanic Students in Gifted Education: Equality Versus Equity Schools

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    Ford, Donna Y.

    2015-01-01

    This article addresses an ongoing problem in gifted education: How severe is under-representation among Black and Hispanic students in gifted education nationally and in school districts and buildings? The degree of severity that is accepted, tolerated, or rejected depends on whether one adopts an equality or equity philosophy and associated…

  16. In Brief: Improving science education

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-09-01

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

  17. Business involvement in science education

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

    1995-12-31

    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.

  18. Inquiry In Science Teacher Education

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    Sandra K. Abell; Deborah C. Smith; Mark J. Volkmann

    The term “inquiry” is used throughout the science education literature to describe goals for science learners as well as approaches\\u000a to science teaching (e.g., National Research Council (NRC), 1996; 2000). Inquiry can also be viewed as an orientation to science teaching (Anderson and Smith, 1987; Magnussen, Krajcik, and Borko, 1999)--a set of knowledge and beliefs that\\u000a guide the teaching of

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

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

    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…

  20. SHERMAN TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARS APPLICATION Biological Sciences

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    SHERMAN TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARS APPLICATION MAJORS Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer EDUCATION CERTIFICATE #12;SHERMAN TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARS APPLICATION The Sherman Scholars Program of highly qualified math and science teachers. A generous gift from George and Betsy Sherman, founders

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

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

    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…

  2. The Case of Columbus, New Mexico: Educational Life on the Border. Multicultural Videocase Series.

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

    This guide accompanies one of a pair of videocases depicting educational life in Columbus, New Mexico. The videocase includes 23 minutes of unstaged but edited videotape footage of teaching and learning in and around an elementary school. The first section of the guide, "Teaching Note" (Linda Warner), contains a transcript of the videotape and…

  3. Incorporating Multicultural Education Into the Curriculum. Grades Four through Eight. Publication No. GC-89-1981.

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    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

    This guide for teachers focuses on the educational aspect of cultural similarities and differences and is designed to develop acceptance of individual and group heritage. The materials covered deal with the roots of American culture and the sources of many customs that were brought to this country. The guide is divided into 9 sections: (1)…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Valdes, Guadalupe

    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,…

  6. THE EDUCATION OF THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT, A MULTI-CULTURAL APPROACH.

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    FORBES, JACK D.

    THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT PUPIL IS DISTINGUISHED FROM THE CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED IN THIS ESSAY. THE SINGLE-CULTURAL ORIENTATION OF MOST AMERICAN SCHOOLS HAS CREATED EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGES FOR MANY STUDENTS. THE CULTURALLY DIFFERENT STUDENT WHO DOESN'T FIT INTO THE MONO-CULTURAL SCHOOL RETALIATES BY WITHDRAWAL, WHEREUPON HE IS LABELED AS…

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

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    White, Christopher J.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  8. Creating a Pathway to Multicultural Education in Urban Communities: Real-Life Experiences for Preservice Teachers

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    Margaret A. Moore-Hart

    2002-01-01

    The classrooms within our nation are becoming rich tapestries, interwoven with people of diverse cultures and ethnic groups. In response to the evolving tapestries, many educators advocate the need to heighten preservice teachers' sensitivity to cultural issues so that they might apply this cultural knowledge within their teaching and learning. Using a reconstructionist approach, where preservice teachers become caring citizens

  9. Community Education and Multiculturalism. Immigrant/Refugee Needs and Cultural Awareness.

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    Campbell, Elizabeth; Blain, Mary Jo

    Because it is based on the premise that learning is a lifelong process and that citizen participation is essential to neighborhood problem solving, community education is particularly attuned to the current needs of cities and can be an effective means for meeting the resettlement needs of immigrants and refugees, as well as for expanding local…

  10. Experiences and Understandings: Student Teachers' Beliefs about Multicultural Practice in Music Education

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2010-01-01

    In this time of national curriculum re-thinking, tertiary institutions are positioned to create opportunities amongst pre-service teachers for the cultivation of knowledge, skills and understandings concerning cultural diversity in music education. The demographic profile of the State of Victoria is the most culturally diverse in Australia and the…

  11. It's Never Too Early to Begin: Multicultural/Anti-Bias Education with Infants and Toddlers

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    Wood, Shannon

    2010-01-01

    Part of the responsibility of early childhood educators is to help the children in their care develop into thoughtful, kind, contributing members of society. This includes being accepting and welcoming of those who are "different." Staff should be prepared to answer questions from young children regarding differences in race, ethnicity,…

  12. Philosophical Phenomenology: A Methodology for Holistic Educational Research. Multicultural Research Guides Series, Number Four.

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    Stone, Frank Andrews

    This paper presents phenomenology as an alternative approach in conducting educational research. The aim of phenomenological research is the exploration of the fundamental consciousness of the person or people being studied so that their perceptions can be identified and interpreted. Today's phenomenology comes from the work of a group of European…

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

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    Robinson, Lillian R.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies. Multicultural Education Series

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    Gandara, Patricia, Ed.; Hopkins, Megan, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    Pulling together the most up-to-date research on the effects of restrictive language policies, this timely volume focuses on what we know about the actual outcomes for students and teachers in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts--states where these policies have been adopted. Prominent legal experts in bilingual education analyze these policies…

  15. Adult Education, Science and Technology.

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    Miller, Paul A.

    1980-01-01

    As ethical and humanistic concerns are balanced with the effects of science and technology, technological literacy appears to be a primary goal of education. The special role of adult education is to bridge the gap between scientific change and human adaptation. (SK)

  16. Fundamentalist Education and Creation Science.

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    Speck, Cathy; Prideaux, David

    1993-01-01

    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…

  17. Education and the Social Sciences.

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    Redfield, Robert

    The document contains three essays, written in the 1940s, about the role of the social studies in general education. The first considers the significance of social science research. An understanding of what is involved when a social problem is studied scientifically is a major element in modern general education. Also, every student should know…

  18. [Secondary Career Education Activities: Science.

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    Radford City Schools, VA.

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

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

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    Reyhner, Jon

    2001-01-01

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

  20. CONSTRUCTIVIST COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION RECONSTRUCTED

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    Meurig Beynon

    2009-01-01

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

  1. Research on Early Science Education.

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    Landry, Christopher E.; Forman, George E.

    The implementation of basic research on children's scientific thinking into science curricula continues to be a slow process. This chapter summarizes research on cognitive development that has helped to establish the goals for much of early science education and examines its implications. The chapter begins by describing scientific thinking and…

  2. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education

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    J. J. Lagowski

    1995-01-01

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

  3. The Potential of Narrative and Experiential Approaches in Multicultural Inquiries

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    JoAnn Phillion; Ming Fang He; F. Michael Connelly

    n Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education we explore the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches provide in understanding multicultural issues in education. We feature scholars whose work focuses on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, while highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. We believe that the experiential quality of this work is central to developing

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

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    Sandler, Susan; Maxton, Ashindi

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

  5. Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for ALL

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    NSTA Press

    2001-01-01

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

  6. Achieving Equity for Latino Students: Expanding the Pathway to Higher Education through Public Policy. Multicultural Education Series

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    Contreras, Frances

    2011-01-01

    Despite their numbers, Latinos continue to lack full and equal participation in all facets of American life, including education. This book provides a critical discussion of the role that select K-12 educational policies have and continue to play in failing Latino students. The author draws upon institutional, national, and statewide data sets, as…

  7. Department of Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education

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    Saniie, Jafar

    (Australia). Informal science education, curriculum development, integration of science disciplinesDepartment of Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education.iit.edu/departments/msed Chair: N. G. Lederman Director, Graduate Programs: N. G. Lederman Mathematics and science education

  8. Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master acadmique

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    van der Torre, Leon

    Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences Master académique The two-year full-time study of academic disciplines, including educational science, history and sociology, are jointly utilized required for careers in expanding education and science systems. Advantages · teaching and mentoring

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

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

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

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

  11. Science and math education budget

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    Mulhall, M.

    Increased attention to science, math and engineering education is a major focus of President Bush's Fiscal Year 1991 budget. The president proposes a 26% increase, bringing the total to $1 billion in direct spending. Programs targeted to receive more money include teacher training and curriculum development, as well as fellowships and other forms of support provided indirectly through research grants. The key agencies involved in these programs are the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Department of Energy.

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

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-01-01

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

  13. National Computational Science Education Consortium (NCSEC)

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

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

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    Aguado, Teresa; Ballesteros, Belen; Malik, Beatriz

    2003-01-01

    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

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

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    Clark, Christine

    2004-01-01

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

  16. The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education. Research in Science Education

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    DeBoer, George E., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this volume of "Research in Science Education" is to examine the relationship between science education policy and practice and the special role that science education researchers play in influencing policy. It has been suggested that the science education research community is isolated from the political process, pays little attention…

  17. Educational Television: "Let's Explore Science".

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    King, Kenneth P.

    2000-01-01

    Provides an historical overview of the development of instructional television as a tool within the context of science education. Traces the technology from its beginning as experiments in public service broadcasting by universities and television networks. Examines the use of the technology as a teaching tool in terms of scientific literacy.…

  18. The Utopia of Science Education

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    Castano, Carolina

    2012-01-01

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

  19. Blogs: Applications in Science Education

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    Erica Brownstein

    2006-05-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. The Japanese science education centers.

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    Glass, B

    1966-10-14

    These six Japanese science education centers signify a sweeping reform of elementary and secondary school science teaching. They achieve their striking results because they are established on a permanent, local basis and are supported mainly by the local boards of education. They have avoided control by pedagogues and specialists in "education." Instead, they are operated by trained scientists and experienced school teachers who work together to devise programs specially suited to the needs of their teachers. With small and practicable steps, the teachers improve their understanding of methods which they can readily test in their own classrooms rooms and laboratories. The laboratory equipment in the science education centers is only slightly superior to that which the teachers have in their own schools, but superior enough to make them desire to improve their own facilities. Major facilities, such as x-ray machines, electron microscopes, telescopes (15-cm), and machine shops, as well as good working collections of minerals and fossils, and adequate greenhouses, permit the teachers to work with more expensive equipment, to gain a firsthand knowledge of its operation, and to bring groups of students to the center to observe what such instruments make possible. The use of American experimental course content improvement programs is widespread. Every science education center I visited is using PSSC, CHEMS, CBA, BSCS, or ESCP materials and studying the philosophy of these programs. Yet no center is entirely dependent on these programs, but uses them critically to supplement and improve its own courses. The emphasis is on good laboratory and field teaching as a basis for understanding scientific methods and concepts. Science as investigation and inquiry, instead of treatment solely as an authoritative body of facts, is coming into its own. The few defects of the science education centers of Japan inhere in the educational situation itself. The centers are at present inadequate to reach even a reasonable proportion of the science teachers within a 5-year, or even a 10-year cycle. The shortage of substitute teachers causes most of the courses to be far too brief for maximum effectiveness. Staff programming tends to be rather spotty instead of comprehensive. A major difficulty, frequently expressed, lies in the grim hold of the university entrance examination system over the science curricula of the lower schools. The university is the goal of every able student, for economic as well as intellectual reasons. To enter a university he must pass the examinations, which are established separately by each institution. The professor who makes out the examination questions therefore controls what must be taught and learned in the lower schools. This same rigorous control is in part reflected in the Ministry of Education syllabi, which must be followed by the teachers. Nevertheless, I found the men in the biological section of the Ministry of Education very enlightened and pressing for change. Many professors in the universities are also in the full current of modern biological thought, participate gladly in the programs of the science education centers, and would write examinations that emphasize interpreting data, applying tests to hypotheses, and drawing valid conclusions instead of merely memorizing and regurgitating facts. On the other hand, in many universities the upper positions are still filled by men to whom biology means classification rather than experimentation, morphology rather than biochemistry, organ physiology rather than cell biology. We cannot afford to discard taxonomy, morphology, or gross physiology-they are important parts of biology and will remain so. But they do not comprise all of biology-they are only a diminishing proportion of it. In Japan, as in the United States, the examination system must become more flexible. It must change with the development of science itself, must encourage scientific attitudes and cease defeating the introduction of new disciplines, new outlooks, new subject matter. The

  2. Alienation and Fetish in Science Education.

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    Beach, Dennis

    1999-01-01

    Reexamines materials from an ethnographic study of science-education laboratory work in a teacher-educator course through the lens of three Marxist concepts: alienation, reification, and commodity fetish. Concludes that the potential for generating criticism of science in teacher education is squandered because of a fetishized notion of science.…

  3. Science Teacher Education: An International Perspective.

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    Abell, Sandra K., Ed.

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

  4. Science Education Notes.

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    School Science Review, 1979

    1979-01-01

    Included is information regarding: the adaptation of microcomputer materials in physics curricula; a school-industry liaison case study involving basic electronics for teachers; the use of language in science lessons; problems in teaching image-synthesis skills; and tabulated results of a questionnaire concerning a ten-year span of organic…

  5. Preparation for Teaching the Multicultural Exceptional Child. Trends and Concerns.

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    Gonzales, Eloy

    1979-01-01

    Areas of concern critical to meeting needs of the multicultural exceptional child are: familiarity with child's language, familiarity with culture, university training programs, community training activities, parental involvement, multicultural educational materials, more research, and a national coordinating center to avoid duplication of efforts…

  6. It's a New World: Multiculturalism in a Virtual Environment

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    Rasmussen, Karen L.; Nichols, Joyce Coleman; Ferguson, Fernaundra

    2006-01-01

    The notion of multiculturalism is vital in our global society. The emergence of efficient and effective distance learning technologies has permitted the integration of innovative techniques in the delivery of multicultural content to individuals who need flexible and convenient education and training opportunities. Strategies form the…

  7. Shifting Boundaries and Flexible Identities within a Multicultural Canada

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    Moodley, Kogila; Adam, Heribert

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Lee, Guang-Lea; Janda, Louis

    2006-01-01

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

  9. Multicultural Personality Dispositions and Trait Emotional Intelligence: An Exploratory Study

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    Joseph G. Ponterotto; Daniel E. Ruckdeschel; Alex C. Joseph; Erica A. Tennenbaum; AnnMarie Bruno

    2011-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between multicultural personality dispositions and trait emotional intelligence. The sample included 152 graduate education students enrolled at a university in a large northeastern city of the United States. The multicultural personality dispositions of Cultural Empathy and Social Initiative predicted variance in trait emotional intelligence above and beyond the variance accounted for by gender and potential

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

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    Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Ganayim, Asmaa

    2009-01-01

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

  11. Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  12. Artificial intelligence and science education

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    Good, Ron

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

  13. Position Statement Principles of Professionalism for Science Educators

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    Quigg, Chris

    Position Statement Principles of Professionalism for Science Educators Introduction Today's science teachers of science, including preservice, novice, and experienced educators. Quality science instruction is an interdependent process that requires the active participation and shared responsibility of science educators

  14. Hearts and minds in the science classroom: The education of a confirmed evolutionist

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    Jackson, David F.; Doster, Elizabeth C.; Meadows, Lee; Wood, Teresa

    This study traces a heuristic inquiry process from the point of view of a science educator, from a secular-humanist background in the northern United States, attempting to better understand and appreciate a major aspect of religious-influenced culture in the southern United States which has a major bearing on science education in the region. The intellectual and emotional viewpoints of selected scientists, science educators, science teachers, and prospective science teachers are examined regarding the relationship between their orthodox Christian religious beliefs and biological evolutionary theory. We view the prospect of teaching evolution to students with such a religious commitment as a prime example of the severe limitations of cognitively-oriented conceptual change theory. We also view conflicts between religion and science regarding evolution as a bona fide example of a multicultural issue in education. These theoretical perspectives are inconsistent with the common tendency among science professionals to view or treat orthodox Christian students in a manner unconscionable with others - to disrespect their intellect or belittle their motivations, to offer judgments based on stereotypes and prejudices, to ignore threats to personal selfesteem, or to deny the de facto connection of some scientific conceptions to the morals, attitudes, and values of individuals with such religious commitments.Received: 14 June 1994; Revised: 7 November 1994;

  15. Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education

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    Davson-Galle, Peter

    2004-01-01

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

  16. "Everything They Were Giving Us Created Tension": Creating and Managing Tension in a Graduate-Level Multicultural Course Focused on Literacy Methods

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    Assaf, Lori Czop; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn

    2006-01-01

    Hernandez (1989) argued that teacher educators who teach multicultural education courses too often focus on curricular or content aspects of multicultural education and rarely deal with the process of changing teachers' belief systems related to multicultural education. This article presents a host of practices that have supported teachers'…

  17. Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)

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    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.

  18. College of Education and Human Science Department of Educational Administration

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    Farritor, Shane

    College of Education and Human Science Department of Educational Administration Assistant Professor (tenure-line) Educational Leadership The Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-line) in Educational Leadership

  19. College of Education and Human Science Department of Educational Administration

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    Farritor, Shane

    College of Education and Human Science Department of Educational Administration Assistant Professor (tenure-line) Higher Education The Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-line) in Higher Education. EDAD

  20. States Still Grappling with Multicultural Curricula

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2005-01-01

    A debate over a New York state commission formed to study how slavery was portrayed in schools showed that after more than a decade of adding multicultural curricula, educators there were still at odds over how the distinctive experiences of racial and ethnic groups should be taught, and who should decide. While some educators and observers in the…

  1. Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation

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    Del Morgan

    2007-11-01

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

  2. The Emperor's Clothes Phenomenon in Science Education.

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    Raths, James

    As a paper presented at the 1972 Convention of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, discussions are included concerning research activities and misperceptions about scientific endeavors in the science education community. The purpose is to suggest some acts necessary for science teachers and educators to implement science

  3. Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation

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

    2007-01-01

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

  4. An Investigation of Multicultural Counseling Competence and Multicultural Counseling Self-Efficacy for Counselors-in-Training

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    Barden, Sejal M.; Greene, Jennifer H.

    2015-01-01

    Counseling necessitates clinicians to be culturally competent and self-efficacious in order to ethically and effectively work with diverse client populations. This study investigated the relationship between counselor education students' (N?=?118) levels of self-reported multicultural counseling competence (MCC), multicultural counseling…

  5. School of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency

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    Li, Kin-Yin

    the importance of compliance with the ethics of science and being a responsible citizen towards their communitySchool of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency Educate our students and working lives. Intended learning outcome of science students Upon graduation, students should: 1. Be able

  6. Science education and philosophy of science: congruence or contradiction?

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    Nicholas C. Burbules; Marcia C. Linn

    1991-01-01

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

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

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www.science or GRE Attend the "Continuing Your Education Fair". Visit http://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca for more to your program: www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Visit the MentorLinks page on OSCARplus: http

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

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    Hill, Kim Quaile

    2002-01-01

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

  9. Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology

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    Tennessee, University of

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

  10. GLOBE: Science and Education

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    Dixon Butler

    2003-01-01

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

  11. National Institute for Science Education

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

  12. Categorising computer science education research

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

    1999-01-01

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

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

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    Liu, Xiufeng

    2010-01-01

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

  15. The development of science education in Botswana

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    Ogunniyi, M. B.

    In this article, an attempt has been made to describe the development of science education in Botswana. The argument has been that unlike most African countries, Botswana's relatively strong economy has had a salutory effect on the growth and development of science education in the country. Despite this positive setting, however, there are still obstacles standing in the way of the development of science education in the country. These obstacles have been discussed in terms of the nature of the education system, teachers' education, conditions of teaching and learning science, and the science curriculum. This article concludes by pointing out the irony inherent in an education system which limits access to higher education in science in the face of an acute shortage of scientific and technological personnel

  16. 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Defining "Science" in a

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    Cobern, William W.

    recently has this question been given any serious consider- ation at all. In the tradition of science2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Defining "Science" in a Multicultural World: Implications for Science Education WILLIAM W. COBERN Joint Appointment, Departments of Teaching, Learning & Leadership; and Science

  17. Earth Science Education in Botswana

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    Wendorff, M.; Kampunzu, A. B.; Vink, B. W.

    1999-05-01

    In Botswana, the Earth Science Education programme is based at the University of Botswana in the Department of Geology, which is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Science. Initially the new department had three academic staff members; this number has later increased to eight and, most recently, to ten academic posts. Since the programme's inception in 1980, 84 graduates completed the undergraduate geological studies. The Geology B.Sc. programme gives a choice between a single major in Geology and three combined majors: Geology/Environmental Sciences, Geology/Chemistry and Geology/Physics. Postgraduate programmes are currently under preparation. All Geology graduates are employed by the Botswana Government institutions and private companies. An active research programme, related to both local and international projects is conducted. This involves co-operation with national institutions and international organisations.

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

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    Sheridan, Scott

    PEP 15016 Development and Analysis of Target Games and Fielding Games 3 C HED 21030 Introduction to Health Educational Psychology 3 C HED 20000 Health Education for Early Childhood 3 C PEB Electives 2 C See note 1Roadmap: Physical Education - Health and Physical Education ­ Bachelor of Science [EH

  19. College Pathways to the Science Education Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2001-01-01

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

  20. The Education Professorate: Teaching an "Artificial" Science.

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    Wagener, James W.

    This paper argues that conceiving the education professor's role in higher education as that of teaching an "artificial" science is a helpful metaphor for re-contextualizing this mission. How the use of the metaphor of an artificial science bears on the role of the education professorate is examined by applying the purposive-inner…

  1. Centre for Educational Development Science Shop The Science Shop

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    Centre for Educational Development Science Shop 28 The Science Shop The Science Shop is a knowledge with environmental issues, community health issues, social policy and legal issues. The Science Shop is also a founding member of the International Science Shop Network and is currently involved in the FP7 funded

  2. Computer tools for science communication and education

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    R. Koul; Nantaporn Chookaew; Pornthip Liewtrakul

    This poster presentation in intended to help science educators learn about the instructional use of computer tools to promote problem-based science teaching and learning. The presentation will focus on the utilization of following computer tools in science and technical education and research,: \\

  3. Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education

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    Michael Martin

    1994-01-01

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

  4. Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education

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    Martin, Michael

    1994-10-01

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

  5. Making Philosophy of Science Education Practical for Science Teachers

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    Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Berkel, B.

    2015-01-01

    Philosophy of science education can play a vital role in the preparation and professional development of science teachers. In order to fulfill this role a philosophy of science education should be made practical for teachers. First, multiple and inherently incomplete philosophies on the teacher and teaching on what, how and why should be…

  6. Early science education and astronomy

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    Wilgenbus, David; Léna, Pierre

    2011-06-01

    Inquiry-based science education is currently receiving a consensus as a pedagogy to teach science at primary and middle school levels, with the goal to reach all children and youngsters, no matter what their future professional choices will be. By the same token, it also greatly increases the fraction of the school population in which future technicians, engineers and sciences could be recruited for further training. La main à la pâte is the name of the action undertaken by the French Académie des Sciences to develop inquiry in France, and then in many collaborating countries. The focus is on science as a whole, and not on particular disciplines such as physics, biology, and so on, since it is the understanding of scientific method and use of evidence which is at the heart of inquiry. Yet, astronomy is offering so many opportunities to demonstrate the scientific method that La main à la pâte has developed a number of inquiry activities in this field, which are presented here, such as Measuring the Earth, Calendars and cultures, the use of One Laptop per Child for Moon observations, etc.

  7. Reflections on Multiculturalism.

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    Eddy, Robert, Ed.

    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";…

  8. Multicultural Storytime Magic

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    MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine

    2012-01-01

    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…

  9. 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.

  10. Educational Science CD-ROM Utilization

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    Knudsen, Rebecca

    With the continuing push for instructional technology in our nation's schools, many science institutions have risen to the challenge by developing and disseminating a variety of educational science CD-ROMs. Unfortunately, there has been little research to determine the characteristics of successful science educational CD-ROMs, leaving developers with little guidance in this costly endeavor. For this purpose, the NASA Solar System Exploration Education and Public Outreach (SSE E/PO) Forum executed a research study on the utilization and effectiveness of science educational CD-ROMs, focusing on educational CD-ROMs developed by NASA. This study will highlight a number of barriers that impede educators from using CD-ROMs in the classroom, and provide guidelines for the development of quality educational CD-ROMs that will serve a need in the educational community.

  11. Supporting Inclusive Science for Special Educational Needs.

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    Fenton, Adrian

    2002-01-01

    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)

  12. Science Education for the Mentally Retarded

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    Bennett, Lloyd M.; Downing, Kay

    1971-01-01

    Reviews the research and general literature on science education for educable mentally retarded, and recommends using the Santa Cruz curriculum guide and preparation of study units based upon scope and sequence charts for the retarded. (AL)

  13. Problem solving in science and technology education

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    Patricia Murphy; Robert McCormick

    1997-01-01

    Both science and technology education have a commitment to teaching process; investigations or scientific method in science,\\u000a design in technology, and problem solving in both areas. The separate debates in science and technology education reveal different\\u000a curricular emphases in processes and content, reflecting different goals, and pedagogic and educational research traditions.\\u000a This paper explores these differences and argues that each

  14. Is multicultural psychology a-scientific?: diverse methods for diversity research.

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    Cauce, Ana Mari

    2011-07-01

    This article asks, and answers three separate questions: What is multicultural psychology? What is psychological science? Are multicultural psychology and (empirical/positivist) psychological science incompatible? A brief overview of the history of science is provided emphasizing the emancipatory impulses behind a modernist, empirical, positivist approach to science. It is argued that such an approach is not incompatible with multicultural psychology. The author concludes that multicultural psychological will be strengthened if psychologists draw upon both qualitative and quantitative methods, including those that come from a positivist tradition, when investigating psychological and social issues as they affect diverse populations. PMID:21787054

  15. Research Methodologies in Science Education: Qualitative Data.

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    Libarkin, Julie C.; Kurdziel, Josepha P.

    2002-01-01

    Introduces the concepts and terminology of qualitative research methodologies in the context of science education. Discusses interviewing, observing, validity, reliability, and confirmability. (Author/MM)

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

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

    2013-10-01

    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.

  17. 2014 Montana State University Master of Science in Science Education

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Holmgren Todd Kaiser Dave Lageson Karlene Hoo Jennifer Luebeck Nicholas Lux Kim Obbink Elisabeth Swanson Paterson John Graves Amanda Lipsey & Holly Thompson Science Education Chemistry/ Biochemistry Electrical

  18. Multiculturalize Teacher Identity: A Critical Descriptive Narrative

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    Li, Xin

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. The Need for Comparison in Intercultural Education

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    Dietz, Gunther; Mateos Cortes, Laura Selene

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www.scienceMaster's campus wide fall Career Fair. Have copies of your resume ready and a 30 second "commercial" prepared information as well as the SCCE website: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Starting in September, search

  1. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 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

  2. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

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

  3. Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations

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    Akpan, Ben B.

    2010-01-01

    One emerging issue highlighted in a UNESCO booklet (Fensham, 2008, p6) is to draw attention to the need for students to receive science education from able science teachers. The booklet emphasizes that quality science learning time, albeit less, is preferable to the damage done by underequipped science teachers. It also draws attention to the…

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

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

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

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

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    Orpwood, Graham W. F.; Alam, Isme

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

  6. Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education

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    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.

  7. Developing Intercultural Science Education in Ecuador

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    Schroder, Barbara

    2008-01-01

    This article traces the recent development of intercultural science education in Ecuador. It starts by situating this development within the context of a growing convergence between Western and indigenous sciences. It then situates it within the larger historical, political, cultural, and educational contexts of indigenous communities in Ecuador,…

  8. Science Education for Everyone: Why and What?

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    Trefil, James

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Science Achievement of Secondary Agricultural Education Students

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    Clark, Sara Vicky

    2012-01-01

    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

  10. Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)

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    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.

  11. Science Education in a Secular Age

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    Long, David E.

    2013-01-01

    A college science education instructor tells his students he rejects evolution. What should we think? The scene unfolds in one of the largest urban centers in the world. If we are surprised, why? Expanding on Federica Raia's (2012) first-hand experience with this scenario, I broaden her discussion by considering the complexity of science education

  12. Roadmap: School Health Education -Health and Physical Education -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

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

  13. College of Health Sciences HSE Health Sciences Education

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    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Health Sciences HSE Health Sciences Education KEY: # = new course * = course changed and topical problems and issues regarding the roles, trends and research for allied health educators. May = course dropped University of Kentucky 2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 1 HSE 101 SURVEY OF HEALTH

  14. NASA Earth Science Enterprise 2000 Education Catalog.

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    Schwerin, Theresa

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

  15. Integration of Geospatial Science in Teacher Education

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    Peggy Hauselt; Jennifer Helzer

    2012-01-01

    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 introducing geospatial technology to the general student body has been developed, a

  16. Pushing the boundaries of cultural congruence pedagogy in science education towards a third space

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    Quigley, Cassie

    2011-09-01

    This review explores Meyers and Crawford's "Teaching science as a cultural way of knowing: Merging authentic inquiry, nature of science, and multicultural strategies" by examining how they combine the use of inquiry-based science instruction with multicultural strategies. In this conversation, I point to the need of specific discourse strategies to help teachers and students create hybrid spaces to push the boundaries of cultural congruence as described in this article. These strategies include a reflective component to the explicit instruction that encourages an integration of home and science discourses. My response to this work expands on their use of multicultural strategies to push toward a congruent Third space that asks not only what happens to the students who do not participate in science, but also what happens to science when a diverse group of people does not participate?

  17. Trends of Science Education Research: An Automatic Content Analysis

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

    2010-01-01

    This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education 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 Science Education" from 1990 to 2007. The…

  18. Are We "Reading the World"? A Review of Multicultural Literature on Globalization

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    Gibson, Melissa L.

    2010-01-01

    Given its commitment to "reading" the social context, how is multicultural education accounting for the shifting context of our globalized world? A conceptual review of multicultural journals reveals limited engagement. However, a more sustained analysis could fuel re-articulations and contestations of the purpose of education in the 21st century.…

  19. A Relational-Cultural Framework: Emphasizing Relational Dynamics and Multicultural Skill Development

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    Hall, Kristopher G.; Barden, Sejal; Conley, Abigail

    2014-01-01

    Increases in diverse clientele have caused counselor education to enhance its focus on multicultural pedagogy, using the Tripartite Model (TM) to impart multicultural learning. While knowledge and awareness are important, it also is important to enhance skill development in counselors-in-training. Counselor educators have a unique opportunity to…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Nethsinghe, Rohan Nishantha

    2012-01-01

    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

  2. Making Philosophy of Science Education Practical for Science Teachers

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    Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Berkel, B.

    2015-04-01

    Philosophy of science education can play a vital role in the preparation and professional development of science teachers. In order to fulfill this role a philosophy of science education should be made practical for teachers. First, multiple and inherently incomplete philosophies on the teacher and teaching on what, how and why should be integrated. In this paper we describe our philosophy of science education (ASSET approach) which is composed of bounded rationalism as a guideline for understanding teachers' practical reasoning, liberal education underlying the why of teaching, scientific perspectivism as guideline for the what and educational social constructivism as guiding choices about the how of science education. Integration of multiple philosophies into a coherent philosophy of science education is necessary but not sufficient to make it practical for teachers. Philosophies are still formulated at a too abstract level to guide teachers' practical reasoning. For this purpose, a heuristic model must be developed on an intermediate level of abstraction that will provide teachers with a bridge between these abstract ideas and their specific teaching situation. We have developed and validated such a heuristic model, the CLASS model in order to complement our ASSET approach. We illustrate how science teachers use the ASSET approach and the CLASS model to make choices about the what, the how and the why of science teaching.

  3. Addressing the Nature of Science in Preservice Science Teacher Preparation Programs: Science Educator Perceptions

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    Backhus, DeWayne A.; Thompson, Kenneth Wayne

    2006-01-01

    The nature of science (NOS) has a prominent role among the national science education content standards at all grade levels, K-12. Results from a national survey of collegiate science educators indicate the perception that the greatest contributors to preservice teachers' understanding of the nature of science were science methods courses,…

  4. Reform in science education: Then and now

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    Uri Haber-Schaim

    1998-01-01

    In discussions about science education, we often hear and read references to two eras of reform: the first associated with launching of Sputnik in October of 1957 and the second prompted by the publication of Nation at Risk in 1983. Having been deeply involved in the first science project of the first era, namely the Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC)

  5. Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1)

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    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

  6. School of Health Sciences College of Education

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    Hickman, Mark

    School of Health Sciences College of Education Prevention and early treatment of health conditions health, chronic health problems and other conditions. The University of Canterbury offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Early Intervention) and Master of Health Sciences (Early Intervention

  7. KK--12 Science Education12 Science Education Are you up for the job?Are you up for the job?

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    KK--12 Science Education12 Science Education Are you up for the job?Are you up for the job? UCB EPS of EducationVirginia Department of Education http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Science/sciCF.htmlhttp://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Science/sciCF.html ·· California Department of Education

  8. Images of Science and Scientists on Children's Educational Science Programs.

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    Long, Marilee; Steinke, Jocelyn

    A qualitative study analyzed images of science and scientists in children's educational science programs on television to determine whether they conveyed the images found in other media. Four episodes of each of four 30-minute, non-animated programs ("Beakman's World" broadcast on CBS, "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" shown on independent stations,…

  9. Science with Values and Values for Science Education.

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    Witz, Klaus G.

    1996-01-01

    Suggests a reorientation within science in terms of morals, ethics, and higher values. Argues that science and science-education should encourage a deep-based relation to, and respect for, the object of study as part of a larger orientation to life. Recommends unification between objective and scientific fact. (MJP)

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

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    Barrash, Warren

    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Social Science, Secondary Education Emphasis 2012-2013 Name advisor when selecting their upper division courses.) 12 Social science field other than political science Sciences course with lab 4 DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course 3-4 DLV Visual and Performing

  11. Contributions of Basic Sciences to Science of Education. Studies in Educational Administration.

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    Lall, Bernard M.

    The science of education has been influenced by the basic sciences to the extent that educational research now has been able to modernize its approach by accepting and using the basic scientific methodology and experimental techniques. Using primarily the same steps of scientific investigations, education today holds a place of much greater esteem…

  12. November 7, 2013 5:11 Computer Science Education touretzky-revised2 Computer Science Education

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    Touretzky, David S.

    of robotics education for CS under- graduates has been the scarcity of appropriate equipment. A decade agoNovember 7, 2013 5:11 Computer Science Education touretzky-revised2 Computer Science Education Vol. 23, No. 4, 2013 RESEARCH ARTICLE Robotics for Computer Scientists: What's the Big Idea? David S

  13. Space Life Sciences Research and Education Program

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    Coats, Alfred C.

    2001-01-01

    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.

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    White, Charles S., Ed.

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

  16. Visualization in Multicultural Mathematics Classrooms.

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    Presmeg, Norma C.

    1989-01-01

    Deals with the issue of visualization as it is related to the learning of mathematics in multicultural classrooms. Discusses the importance and the role of visualization in multicultural classrooms. (YP)

  17. FACTORS RELATING TO MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCE IN BEGINNING PSYCHOLOGY INTERNS

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    Vargas, Christian

    2010-07-21

    for minority groups. Atkinson and Thompson (1992) uncovered three major trends in multicultural research in the 1970s. These trends were (1) the underutilization of voluntary mental health services by ethnic and racial minority clients; (2) African... i FACTORS RELATING TO MULTICULTURAL COMPETENCE IN BEGINNING PSYCHOLOGY INTERNS BY Christian Vargas, M.S. University of Kansas Submitted to the Department of Psychology and Research in Education and the Faculty of the Graduate...

  18. We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools. Multicultural Education Series.

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    Howard, Gary R.

    This book explores what it means to be a culturally competent white teacher in racially diverse schools. Twenty-five years of a multi- cultural educator's experience is presented to show the changes and growth that must take place. Also presented is the educator's understanding of his own identity that allows him to reach out to diverse students.…

  19. Ethnicity and Comparative Youth Disaffection in Multicultural Contexts: Some Multiracial Experiences of Education in Thanet and Lille.

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    Welsh, Paul J.

    2002-01-01

    Explored youth disaffection, focusing on K-12 schools in England and France. Data from student interviews, staff interviews, and classroom observations indicated that educational inclusion in the two countries was not meeting the educational needs of disaffected youth. Within the disaffected cohort, those from ethnic minorities were doubly…

  20. MULTICULTURALISM IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF MIDDLE EASTERN STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS AND EXPERIENCES IN A MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY

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    Ambigapathy Pandian

    Malaysia faces challenges in creating a new multi-channelled learning environment where international and local students study, connect and work with one another across classrooms, community and country borders in so many exciting ways. The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education has made a recent move to transform the landscape of tertiary education where one main thrust aims in intensifying internationalisation and

  1. Roadmap: School Health Education -Health and Physical Education -Bachelor of Science in Education

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    Sheridan, Scott

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

  2. Multicultural Prism: Voices from the Field. Volume 3.

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

    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…

  3. Religious Beliefs and Practice: An Integral Aspect of Multicultural Awareness.

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    Pate, Robert H., Jr.; Bondi, Amy Miller

    1992-01-01

    Asserts that clients' religious beliefs should be considered in counselor education curriculum. Presents rationale for position that clients' religious beliefs must be respected, demonstrates that religious beliefs have legitimate place in multicultural component of counselor education curriculum, and offers suggestions for counselor education

  4. Health Science Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.

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    Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Applied Tech., Adult, and Community Education.

    This document contains vocational education program course standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary and postsecondary level as part of the health science education component of Florida's comprehensive vocational…

  5. The Role of Educative Curriculum Materials in Reforming Science Education

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    Rebecca M Schneider; Joseph Krajcik; Ron Marx

    2000-01-01

    Recent reforms in science education call for curriculum designed to support student's construction of knowledge through inquiry. Teachers need to learn new methods and content to enact reform-based curriculum. Educative curriculum material designed to address teacher learning as well as student, is one potential vehicle. Our work is embedded in an ongoing urban systemic initiative of a large public school

  6. Supporting General Educators' Inclusive Practices in Mathematics and Science Education.

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    Coombs-Richardson, Rita; Al-Juraid, Sarah E.; Stuker, Jodi D.

    This paper describes a state-funded project at Southeastern Louisiana University that offered coursework and direct classroom assistance to general educators attempting to include students with disabilities for mathematics and science instruction. Thirty-five general educators in five parish school systems participated. A sequence of three credit…

  7. Philosophy of science and physiology education.

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    Refinetti, R

    1997-06-01

    Since the mid-1960s, philosophy of science [particularly that derived from Kuhn's work (The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962)] has become an informal part of the education of scientists worldwide, including physiologists. However, recent postmodernist developments have enraged a number of scientists, who would like to sever any ties with philosophy of science. The author contends that the perceived conflict is due mainly to a misunderstanding of the implications of constructivist assertions and partially to flawed reasoning in a few constructivist approaches. There is no fundamental conflict that would justify the elimination of philosophy of science from science education. PMID:9227649

  8. Towards a pragmatic science in schools

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    Gilda Segal

    1997-01-01

    This paper contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science, with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical\\u000a study, feminist critique and insights from multicultural education. I draw implications from these informed views to suggest\\u000a how school science might be modified to project a pragmatic view of science to its students that allows students to know science\\u000a and its

  9. o wonder the kids are confused: the relevance of science education to science

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    Deborah Corrigan

    2006-01-01

    My experiences in science have left me wondering if we know what we want to achieve when educating students in science. An important question for science educators is: how authentic is the science presented in science classrooms? To answer this, science educators need a clear idea of what is they believe to be the purpose of science and then how

  10. Improving Implementation of Mental Health Services for Trauma in Multicultural Elementary Schools: Stakeholder Perspectives on Parent and Educator Engagement

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    Santiago, Catherine DeCarlo; Rodríguez, Adriana; Zelaya, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    Although more schools are offering mental health programs, few studies have involved the school community in research to improve their successful implementation. In this community partnered study, focus groups were conducted with school staff and parents to explore issues related to community engagement and feasibility of a mental health intervention for elementary school students exposed to trauma. Four educator focus groups, including 23 participants, and 2 parent focus groups, consisting of 9 Spanish-speaking and 7 English-speaking parents were conducted. Participants discussed facilitators and barriers to successful implementation of the program. Participants identified the importance of pre-implementation parent education, raising awareness of the impact of student mental health among educators, maintaining ongoing communication during the intervention, and addressing logistical concerns. Participants described clear considerations for parent and educator engagement both at the pre implementation phase and during implementation of the program. Implications for next steps of this community partnered approach are described. PMID:23576136

  11. Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education

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    Mansour, Nasser

    2007-01-01

    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

  12. The Role of the Educational Sciences in Educational Reform

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    Fuhr, Christoph

    1976-01-01

    Presents an overview of pedagogical science in Western Germany and explores the role of pedagogical science in educational reform. Concludes that pedagogical policy decisions have tended to follow political trends within the power structure of political parties and other organized special interest groups. (Author/DB)

  13. Standardizing and personalizing science in medical education.

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    Lambert, David R; Lurie, Stephen J; Lyness, Jeffrey M; Ward, Denham S

    2010-02-01

    In the century since the initial publication of the Flexner Report, medical education has emphasized a broad knowledge of science and a fundamental understanding of the scientific method, which medical educators believe are essential to the practice of medicine. The enormous growth of scientific knowledge that underlies clinical practice has challenged medical schools to accommodate this new information within the curricula. Although innovative educational modalities and new curricula have partly addressed this growth, the authors argue for a systematic restructuring of the content and structure of science education from the premedical setting through clinical practice. The overarching goal of science education is to provide students with a broad, solid foundation applicable to medicine, a deep understanding of the scientific method, and the attitudes and skills needed to apply new knowledge to patient care throughout their careers. The authors believe that to accomplish this successfully, the following changes must occur across the three major stages of medical education: (1) a reshaping of the scientific preparation that all students complete before medical school, (2) an increase in individualized science education during medical school, and (3) an emphasis on knowledge acquisition skills throughout graduate medical education and beyond to assure lifelong scientific learning. As students progress through the educational continuum, the balance of standardized and personalized scientific knowledge will shift toward personalization. Greater personalization demands that physicians possess well-refined skills in information acquisition, interpretation, and application for optimal lifelong learning and effective clinical practice. PMID:20107368

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

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

    2010-10-01

    The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) provides informal afterschool inquiry-based science teaching opportunities for university participants with children typically underrepresented in science. We focus on the potential for this program to help increase children's interest in science, mathematics, and engineering and their understanding of the nature of science by validating the Children's Attitude Survey, which is based on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey [1] and designed to measure shifts in children's attitudes about science and the nature of science. We present pre- and post-semester results for several semesters of the PISEC program, and demonstrate that, unlike most introductory physics courses in college, our after-school informal science programs support and promote positive attitudes about science.

  15. Science Education Partnerships. Manual for Scientists and K-12 Teachers.

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    Sussman, Art, Ed.

    Many involved in science education reform agree that one ingredient of future science education programs should be effective partnerships. Partnerships often will embrace people and organizations who traditionally have not been involved in science education. This book offers "how to" guidelines for forming effective science education partnership.…

  16. Research in Science Education and the Development of Instructional Materials.

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    Siegelman, Irwin

    A new kind of systems approach to science educational publishing is presented in this paper. This synergistic approach to the publishing of instructional materials for science education would require input from psychologists, scientists, classroom teachers, and science education researchers. The role of the science education researcher is…

  17. Math/science education action conference report

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    1990-05-01

    On October 8--10, 1989, the US Department of Energy, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory sponsored a Math/Science Education Action Conference in Berkeley, California. The conference was co-chaired by Admiral James D. Watkins, Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg Chairman of the Lawrence Hall of Science. Nearly 250 scientists, educators, business executives, and government leaders came together to develop a concrete plan of action for restructuring and revitalizing mathematics and science education. Their target was to improve education for an entire cohort of children--the Class of 2007, the children born this school year--and their governing principle was one of collaboration, both between Federal agencies, and between public and private sectors. The report of the conference co-chairmen and participants is provided in this document. 41 figs.

  18. National Science Foundation: Education-Research Overview

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    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.

  19. Science Education Assessment Instruments: Problems in Assessing Student Attitude in Science Education: A Partial Solution.

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    Krynowsky, Bernie A.

    1988-01-01

    Identifies some of the problems of attitude assessment in science education. Describes the development of the Attitude Toward the Subject Science Scale (ATSSS) and gives an overview of the Ajzen and Fishbein attitude theories. Provides five sample items. (YP)

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

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    range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineeringVirginia Tech College of Science Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Science/Science Education Research The College of Science at Virginia Tech (http://science.vt.edu) is expanding its research presence

  1. Mathematics Education as a Design Science

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    Richard Lesh; Bharath Sriraman

    2005-01-01

    Abstract: We ,propose ,re-conceptualizing the ,field of mathematics,education ,research as that ,of a ,design science akin to engineering and other emerging,interdisciplinary fields which involve the interaction of “subjects”, conceptual systems,and technology ,influenced by social ,constraints and affordances. Numerous ,examples ,from ,the ,history ,and philosophy,of science,and mathematics,and ongoing,findings ofM&,M research ,are drawn ,to illustrate ,our notion of mathematics,education research as a

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

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    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

  3. Informal science education at Science City

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    French, April Nicole

    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.

  4. On the Reconstruction of Educational Science

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    Fritzell, Christer

    2006-01-01

    Ever since its formative years in the USA a century ago, the discipline of education has taken an uneasy stand on its own "scientific" status, not least with regard to the basic issue of the relationships between theory and practice. When a science of education was introduced as a panacea for rational planning in the fields of schooling and…

  5. Research Agenda for Computer Science Education

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    Christian Holmboe; Linda McIver; Carlisle George

    2001-01-01

    This paper examines the nature and scope of computer science education (CSE) research. We first distinguish CSE research from other forms of educational research, outlining its aims and identity as a research discipline. In examining the state of the art of CSE research, we attempt to categorise past research studies into general themes, reflecting the diverse contributions to CSE made

  6. Ohio Physical Science Education Standards- 2011

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    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.

  7. COLLEGE OF HEATLH SCIENCES EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT

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    Hayes, Jane E.

    COLLEGE OF HEATLH SCIENCES EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT GRANT 2011-12 Summary Report of CHS Education Enhancement Grant entitled "Developing Student Health Navigators (SHNs)" awarded to Geza Bruckner, Ph.D. 1 county visits the SHNs shadowed a registered nurse, participated in demonstrations of healthy food

  8. Man, Science, Technology: An Educational Program.

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    Ziel, Henry R.

    This proposed secondary educational program, detailed in eight chapters well illustrated with photographs and working diagrams, is intended to enable people to understand science and technology in order to make more intelligent decisions regarding their use, rather than allowing them to dominate man. Written by a professor of education, this…

  9. Elements of Computational Science and Engineering Education

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    Osman Yasar; Rubin H. Landau

    2003-01-01

    The multidisciplinary nature of computational science and engineering (CSE) and its rela- tion to other disciplines is described. The stages through which CSE education is evolving, from initial recognition in the 1980s to present growth, are discussed. The challenges and benefits of different approaches to CSE education are discussed, as is the emergence of a set of core elements common

  10. The changing face of food science education

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    W. T. Iwaoka; P. Britten; F. M. Dong

    1996-01-01

    A shift from the paradigm of providing instruction to the paradigm of producing learning is occurring in higher education. In food science education, this paradigm shift is evidenced by the incorporation of innovative approaches in many courses. These include the use of student journals, other writing-to-learn assignments, cooperative and collaborative learning techniques, attempts to accommodate varying learning styles, and methods

  11. Satellite direct readout: Opportunities for science education

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    Thomas W. Wagner

    1994-01-01

    This report describes the technology associated with direct reception and analysis of environmental (weather) satellite data and the opportunities it offers to educators for enhancing mathematics, science, and technology education in the United States. With newly available capabilities, direct readout is applicable to a wide range of environmental assessments, information networking, and modelling applications, in addition to the learning opportunities

  12. Finding Science in the School Body: Reflections on Transgressing the Boundaries of Science Education and the Social Studies of Science

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    Weinstein, Matthew

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the framings that the fields of the social studies of science and science education use for each other. It is shown that the social studies of science frames science education as passive and timeless. Science education frames science studies as a set of representations to better capture how science works. The paper then…

  13. Education World Site Reviews: Science

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    This is an archive of reviews of online resources for the teaching of science. The reviews are organized by topic: general science, chemistry, Earth science, life science, physics, space science, and zoology. Each review includes date of the review, a link to the web site, grade levels for which the site is appropriate, an overall rating by letter grade (A, B, C), and comments on site's content, design or aestetics, and organization. There are also links to reviews on related topics.

  14. Multicultural Math Fair

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    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.

  15. Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE)

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    COSEE is a network of seven regional centers (East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast) that act locally and regionally. Its aim is to promote the development of partnerships between research scientists and educators, to disseminate effective ocean sciences programs and best practices, and to promote a vision of ocean education that will create a more scientifically literate workforce and citizenry. From this website, you can access professional development opportunities, marine education initiatives planning, teaching resources and more.

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

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

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Workshops

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    Liskiewicz, Maciej

    Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Workshops 2014 Small Steps to Health and Wealth - Learn Jackson Cole Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent 804.751.4401 or licole2@vt.edu If you and reducing overall debt Money Wise - A variety of financial management topics developed by Consumer Action

  19. Education: Firms Offer Academics Polymer Science Training.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1983

    1983-01-01

    Provides information on industry-sponsored programs for college faculty and advanced undergraduate students designed to improve polymer science training: these include residency programs for professors available at industrial laboratories, establishment of a Polymer Education Award, newsletter on course materials/sources in polymer science,…

  20. Museum of Science, Boston, Educator Resource Center

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    Museum of Science Boston

    Search this collection compiled by specialists at the Museum of Science in Boston. It includes a selection of the best standards-based science, technology and engineering resources for your classroom, including the Museum?s own exhibits, programs, and K-12 technology and engineering curriculum resources for educators.