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Multicultural Science Education  

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

Atwater, Mary M.

2000-01-01

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Multicultural Science Education and Curriculum Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Atwater, Mary M.

2010-01-01

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Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hines, S. Maxwell, Ed.

2007-01-01

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Family and Consumer Sciences Delivers Middle School Multicultural Education  

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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…

Clauss, Barbara A.

2006-01-01

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Multiculturalism, universalism, and science education: In search of common ground  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiculturalism's proper place in science education has been the subject of considerable controversy in the recent science education literature. It is the theme of a recent symposium in this journal, which raises and treats a wide range of issues with important ramifications for science education. A key issue - and the one on which I focus - is whether (and if so to what extent) a multicultural approach to science education is compatible with a universalist conception of science. My main aim is to show that there is actually much more agreement between universalists and multicultural localists concerning that compatibility than might be apparent at first glance. A second aim is to defend the former from criticisms made in the symposium papers. I first attempt to make clear what universalism does, and does not, involve. I then explore the justification of multicultural science education, and suggest both that that justification is moral (rather than epistemological) in nature; and that if science education is indeed obliged to embrace multiculturalism, that obligation must itself be understood to be a culturally transcendent one. Finally, I address several curricular issues treated in the symposium papers. The overall conclusion is that the most defensible conception of science education is one in which it is conceived to be both multicultural and universal.

Siegel, Harvey

2002-11-01

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A Sample Science Education Activity in Multicultural Environment  

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

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

2011-01-01

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Multicultural education, pragmatism, and the goals of science teaching  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

El-Hani, Charbel Nińo; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury

2007-07-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ferguson, Robert

2008-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

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Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

2001-12-01

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Multicultural Education. Inclusion of All.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Atwater, Mary M., Ed.; And Others

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Crafting multicultural science education with preservice teachers through service-learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many science educators, in the US and elsewhere, support the idea that all students should have fair and equal opportunities to become scientifically literate through authentic, real problem-based science education. However, this challenge requires teachers to find ways to help all students feel comfortable with, and connected to, science. Despite the general consensus around the ideal of science for all, science teacher education programmes have had little or no impact on preservice teachers' philosophies of teaching and learning, especially as it relates to serving underserved populations in science. In this paper, I explore community service-learning as one way of addressing the multicultural dimension of preservice education with the following three questions: In what ways does involving pre-service science teachers in community service-learning influence their views on multicultural science education, in theory and practice? What qualities of community service-learning make multicultural science education a realistic objective? How might service-learning be used to push our collective understanding of what an inclusive and liberatory multicultural science teaching practice could be? I explore these questions and propose further areas of research by using a case study involving service-learning from my own teaching-research with preservice students.

Barton, Angela C.

2008-11-03

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Towards a Multicultural Environmental Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers suggestions toward developing multicultural environmental education. Discusses framing multicultural environmental education, the relationship between environmental justice and environmental education, implications of the environmental justice movement for environmental education and its role in the formation of a multicultural

Grass, Running

1994-01-01

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Making Multicultural Education Personal  

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

Lobb, Pamela M.

2012-01-01

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Multicultural Education Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gorder, Cheryl

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Charrette Proceedings: Multicultural Pathways to Ocean Sciences Education  

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

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

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

Carter, Lyn

2010-01-01

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Multicultural Education and Democratic Enhancement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education and multiculturalism have emerged in the post-1989 era as important movements intended as a means of explaining and understanding today's pluralistic societies. Problematic is the ubiquitous usage of the term, as well as the fact that multiculturalism and multicultural education have different meanings and usage in the…

Mavrikos-Adamou, Tina

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Multicultural Education in the Classroom.  

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Describes a study of 50 California community college faculty investigating teaching methods used to provide multicultural education, multicultural issues included in courses, and the incorporation of multicultural content into class structures. Indicates that while faculty perceived the goal of multicultural education to be social reform,…

Piland, William E.; Barnard, Becky

1996-01-01

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Bilingual Multicultural Education.  

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This collection was prepared with the purpose of making National Education Association members more aware of the current issues and efforts in bilingual/ multicultural education. It consists of an introduction by Carmel E. Sandoval and the following chapters: (1) "Bilingual Education in Public Law 93-380," by the U.S. Office of Education, Region…

National Education Association, Washington, DC.

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Multicultural Education Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.

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Multicultural Education: A Decade Later.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparison of results of a 1980 survey of schools of education with a 1989-90 survey of 321 departments of elementary education indicates that little progress is being made in infusing multicultural education into teacher training programs. Failing to train teachers in multicultural education will have lasting detrimental effects. (SLD)

Campbell, Milo K.; Tolman, Marvin N.

1992-01-01

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Multicultural Education: A Developmental Process. Spotlight: Montessori--Multilingual, Multicultural.  

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Maintains that multicultural education is a key element in the ongoing struggle to solve current educational problems. Presents Banks's (1988) phases in the evolution of multicultural education. Examines three developmental models describing the implementation of multicultural education for their usefulness in assessing the current stage of…

Grillo, Barbara Anton

1998-01-01

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The Politics of Multicultural Art Education.  

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

Collins, Georgia; Sandell, Renee

1992-01-01

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

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

Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.

2010-01-01

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

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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…

Terra, Luke; Bromley, Patricia

2012-01-01

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Are Disciplinary Distinctions Pertinent to Multicultural Education?: A View from Science  

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In this article I ask whether disciplinary distinctions are pertinent to multicultural education. Are pedagogical prescriptions aimed at providing access and success to students of diverse backgrounds equally applicable across domains? I review cross-cultural cognitive research to depict defunct deficit and extant pluralistic approaches to…

Tabak, Iris

2005-01-01

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Ethnomathematics and Multicultural Mathematics Education.  

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Presents information on ethnomathematics which is defined as the meeting of cultural anthropology with mathematics and education. Emphasizes the importance of multicultural education and ethnomathematics in the mathematics curriculum. (ASK)

Zaslavsky, Claudia

1998-01-01

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Incorporating themes of contextualized curriculum in a science methods course: Analyzing perceptions of pre- service middle school teachers in multicultural education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recognizing the importance of formal education in any given nation underpins specific questions regarding the educational ideology and the nation's political practice. This paper provides insights into multicultural education using an empirical study conducted with pre-service middle school science teachers at an urban university. The study is positioned within the framework of the two schools of thought (humanistic and anti-

Geeta Verma; Janette Habashi

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Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.  

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

Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

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Multicultural Education: Its Unexplored Philosophical Themes.  

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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)

Bassey, Magnus O.

1993-01-01

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Music Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Music Education.  

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Investigates the perceptions of selected college music faculty on multicultural music education, focusing on such issues as a definition of multicultural music education, whether or not it would benefit from hiring minority faculty, and its benefits and problems. (CMK)

Norman, Katherine

1999-01-01

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Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.  

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

Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

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

Merten, Kyle

2012-10-19

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Stereotyping Chinese in Multicultural Art Education.  

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This paper examines the ways in which multicultural art education, the curriculum of "Multiculturalism Canada" and a renowned instructional text lack indigenous consideration and ignore alternative concepts of scholarship of art history. Although multicultural education is considered important in Canada, the paper contends that there are…

Lin, Patricia Yuen-Wan

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Whose World Is It, Anyway? Multicultural Science from Diverse Perspectives.  

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Reviews three books that argue that science education should reflect global scientific contributions, use multicultural and feminist perspectives, and be grounded in everyday life experiences with science. Suggests questions of policy and practice in moving from theory to implementation of a more equitable, socially responsible science education.…

Ahlquist, Roberta

2000-01-01

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Common Schools and Multicultural Education  

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Common schooling and multicultural education intuitively seem to be mutually reinforcing and possibly even mutually necessary: each is motivated by and/or serves the aims of promoting social justice and equality, common civic membership, and mutual respect and understanding, among other goals. An examination of the practical relationship between…

Levinson, Meira

2007-01-01

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Games for Multicultural Physical Education  

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

Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.

2012-01-01

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Sex education in multicultural Norway  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scandinavia has long been admired by American liberals and sex education advocates who cite comparable rates of adolescent sexuality, yet lower rates of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion in Scandinavia. The United States has, however, two variables with which Scandinavia in general, and Norway in particular, has not historically had to contend (i.e. socioeconomic disadvantage and a multicultural

Tiffany Bartz

2007-01-01

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Religious Music and Multicultural Education.  

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Discusses religious music as an extraordinarily rich resource supplementing multicultural education. Considers the divisive and problematic nature of some religious music, exemplified by a trio of Jewish students refusal to sing "St. John's Passion" because of alleged antisemitism in the text. Presents a concise overview of cultural theories…

Yob, Iris M.

1995-01-01

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

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

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

2014-01-01

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Multicultural education in the United States: reflections  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States’ civil rights history provided the impetus for changes in schools regarding multicultural education. However, definitions and theoretical perspectives of multicultural education remain convoluted. No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the legislation in place purported to equalize achievement, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), an accreditation agency which sets standards by which teacher education

Michele Kahn

2008-01-01

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Science in the Multicultural Classroom. A Guide to Teaching and Learning.  

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This book is designed to help the teacher become a reflective practitioner in the multicultural science classroom. The ideas presented are grounded in constructivist theory and emphasize a multicultural approach to science education. The first section, "Addressing Diversity," deals with issues germane to the science education needs of culturally…

Barba, Robertta H.

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"Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education  

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

Wang, Hongyu

2008-01-01

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Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.  

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

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

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School District Implementation of Multicultural Education. A Technical Assistance Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is designed to assist educators to integrate multicultural education into the entire school curriculum. Part I includes chapters on defining multicultural education, planning for multicultural education, setting goals and objectives, developing steps or activities, managing resources for multicultural education, and conducting…

Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Office for Equity Education.

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Multicultural Education: Commitments, Issues, and Applications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The booklet presents 18 articles reflecting varying views of multicultural education. Although the definitions of multicultural education differ, and although the viewpoints and backgrounds of the authors are diverse, the articles unanimously emphasize the awareness of cultural pluralism and respect for all people. Intended as a resource for…

Grant, Carl A., Ed.

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History and Trends of Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education has been through many changes and controversies in the past 3 decades. During this time a number of multicultural approaches and materials have been developed. Some address the educational needs of students who experience cultural gaps between home and school and/or are the targets of the discrimination, others focus on…

Ramsey, Patricia G.

2008-01-01

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Tolerance and Education in Multicultural Societies  

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

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

2011-01-01

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Immigration, Adult Education and Multiculturalism in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study described in this report reviews adult education relevant to immigration and multiculturalism in Australia. The report is presented in three parts. The first part examines the background and context of adult education programs intended for immigrants and for a multicultural society. The first of two chapters presents the historical and…

Duke, Christopher; And Others

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New Dimensions for the Multicultural Education Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gay, Richard

2011-01-01

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Multicultural Education and the Protection of Whiteness  

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

Castagno, Angelina E.

2013-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Johal, Kanwaljit K.

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A Multicultural Perspective. Spotlight: Cosmic Education.  

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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…

Renton, Alice M.

2002-01-01

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Bilingual and Multicultural Education: A Personal Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The multicultural and bilingual population of California will continue to increase over the next decades, and as a result, the role of multicultural and bilingual education will increase in importance. Since the 1970s improvements have occurred in instructional materials, in program evaluation, and in teacher certification to meet the needs of…

LoPresti, Peter L.

1985-01-01

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Cancer Education Webinars for Multicultural Media  

Cancer.gov

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

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Teaching Science in a Multicultural World.  

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This book is designed to be a source of ideas and motivation to encourage curiosity in children, provide opportunities to develop scientific processing skills, find out about cultures around the world, and explore science concepts. This resource incorporates multicultural literature and approaches into the teaching of science concepts in the…

Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes

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

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

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

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Multicultural Education in the Everyday: A Renaissance for the Recommitted.  

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This primer on multicultural education pedagogy reports on the knowledge base for multicultural education, and challenges and critiques teacher educators. An introduction describes the demographic and intellectual context for multicultural education, outlines the composition of the primer, and argues that the primer is primarily an exercise in…

Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez

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

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

Padgett, David A.

2001-01-01

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

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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

Omiecinski, Curtis

62

Key Dimensions of a Multicultural Art Education Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chin, Christina

2013-01-01

63

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Spring, Joel

64

An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DomNwachukwu, Chinaka Samuel

2010-01-01

65

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Delgato, Margaret H.

2009-01-01

66

Multiculturalism and Border Knowledge in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhoads, Robert A.

67

Developmentally Responsive Multicultural Education for Young Adolescents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Manning, M. Lee

2000-01-01

68

The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

69

Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

70

Multicultural Education: A Challenge for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

71

Critical and Emerging Discourses in Multicultural Education Literature: A Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article has three objectives. First, it examines critical discourses in the academic literature on multicultural education that point to the major conceptual flaws in multicultural education theory that led to practices that have achieved effects opposite to the intent of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. Second, it identifies some of the suggestions being made in the context of the \\

Anna Kirova

2008-01-01

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Innovative technologies for multicultural education needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 communities, massive multiplayer online role-playing games, virtual patients, and an International Leadership in Educational Technology

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

2007-01-01

73

The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education  

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

Banks, James A., Ed.

2010-01-01

74

Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education.  

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This paper explored the attitudes of college faculty toward diversity and multiculturalism at the University of Guam, which is characterized by the Department of Education as a minority institution; the faculty, on the other hand, is less diverse (60 percent Caucasian). The research explored the dynamic between the ethnic composition of the…

Inoue, Yukiko; Johnson, Kirk

75

Multicultural Aspects of Mathematics Teacher Education Programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many societies around the world have become increasingly multicultural in nature in the past ten years and while theories of learning often propound the concept that mathematical ideas are grounded in the social and cultural background of students and teachers, the extent to which teacher education programmes have kept pace with this changing social milieu is often unknown. This paper

Harsha Patadia; Michael Thomas

76

Tolerance and Intolerance in Multicultural Education.  

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

Heslep, Robert D.

77

Multicultural Music Education: Building an Appreciative Audience  

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

Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

2009-01-01

78

Multicultural Education in Scotland: Ourselves and Others.  

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Examines the persistence of prejudice, especially about language, at a time when multicultural educational objectives are (apparently) widely accepted. Discusses belief in the "bilingual deficit," views of culture within Scotland, the role of cultural "markers" in religion and language, acculturation in various contexts, and needed tasks within…

Grant, Nigel

1997-01-01

79

Multicultural Environmental Education--Making Connections.  

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

Gaughan, Sharon

1996-01-01

80

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

81

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tan, Michael

2012-01-01

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Rahim, Aminur

1990-01-01

83

Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice  

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

Au, Wayne, Ed.

2009-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Lauri

2003-01-01

85

A Sound Education for All: Multicultural Issues in Music Education  

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

Johnson, Jr., Bob L.

2004-01-01

86

Multicultural Service Learning: Educating Teachers in Diverse Communities.  

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This book explains the complex interplay of service learning, multicultural education, and teacher preparation. It shows how the author collaborated with community partners and preservice teachers to jointly construct the service learning supplement to a multicultural education course, from the bottom up. The seven chapters are: (1) "A Sense of…

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

87

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

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

Stables, Andrew

2005-01-01

88

Studying Art History through the Multicultural Education Looking-Glass.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sabol, F. Robert

2000-01-01

89

Multicultural Education Online for Graduate Teachers: Some Challenges  

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

Hinton, Samuel

2007-01-01

90

Multiculturalism and Education for Citizenship in a Context of Neoliberalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sleeter, Christine E.

2014-01-01

91

Multicultural Education and the Vocational/Technical Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the importance of integrating multicultural education into vocational and technical education. Argues that the workforce will be increasingly diverse and that vocational and tech-prep programs provide a natural setting for cultivating the ability to work with diversity. Highlights the role of faculty in enhancing multiculturalism. (17…

Wallin, Desna

1996-01-01

92

Multicultural Perceptions of Minority Students Majoring in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few educational issues have created as much polarization as multicultural education. Its history in the United States has been varied and diverse in opinion, policy, and reform. The multicultural overview can be delineated from pluralism, to the intergroup movement, to self-determinism by ethnic groups, to a "new pluralism," to present-day global…

Gill, Wali

93

Multicultural Education in the United States and Japan.  

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

Nagai, Hideo

94

Preservice Multicultural Teacher Education: Predictors of Student Readiness.  

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This paper reports the latest in a series of studies on the impact of a multicultural education course for preservice teachers. The course is based on a conceptual model of multicultural teacher education that includes four interactive goals: (1) to develop multiple historical perspectives and cultural consciousness; (2) to develop intercultural…

Bennett, Christine; And Others

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

96

Educating multicultural citizens: Colonial nationalism, imperial citizenship and  

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Educating multicultural citizens: Colonial nationalism, imperial citizenship and education in late World War ended in 1945. Even as popular nationalisms and political movements sprouted to challenge British rule after the war, the British embarked on an ambitious project of "nation

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

97

Commentary on a framework for multicultural education.  

PubMed

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

Hammerich, Karin F

2014-09-01

98

Multicultural Education in Western Societies.  

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Western democratic societies share an egalitarian ideology which maintains that a major goal of the state is to protect human rights and promote equality and the structural inclusion of all racial, ethnic, and cultural groups into the fabric of society. Educational initiatives taken to implement reforms that reflect ethnic diversity and promote…

Banks, James A., Ed.; Lynch, James, Ed.

99

Sex Education in Multicultural Norway  

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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…

Bartz, Tiffany

2007-01-01

100

Using Analogies as an Experiential Learning Technique in Multicultural Education  

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

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

2013-01-01

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Levy, Gal; Dahan, Yossi

2000-01-01

102

The Nature of Science in a Multicultural Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vira, Shashank

1997-01-01

103

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nevarez, Aida A.; And Others

1997-01-01

104

Less Talk, More Action for Multicultural Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weld, Jeffrey

105

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kanwaljit K. Johal

2010-01-01

106

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Delgato, Margaret H.

107

Multicultural and International Education: Never the Twain Shall Meet?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper commences with an attempt to define multicultural education (also referred to as intercultural education) with reference to its historical development and current uses of the term. The rise of international schools is then addressed as a necessary preamble to a definition of international education from an historical perspective; a…

Hill, Ian

2007-01-01

108

Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

White, Hazel L.

109

The Mutual Symbiosis between Inclusive Bi-Lingual Education and Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the authors postulate a mutual symbiosis between multicultural and inclusive bi-lingual education. Combining bi-lingual and multicultural education to create a symbiotic relationship can stimulate reform in schools and can promote inclusive educational systems, thereby keeping native languages and cultures alive for minority…

Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui; Lara-Alecio, Rafael

2011-01-01

110

Professional Development Guide for Educators. The Multicultural Resource Series, Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide presents a collection of personal essays written by educators who describe how multicultural education has transformed their teaching. It also includes resources such as multicultural organizations, publications, videos, and Web sites. Chapter 1, "Multicultural Education: Voices and Visions," includes "Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice"…

Gorski, Paul, Ed.; Shin, Gene-Tey, Ed.; Green, Martha, Ed.

111

Multicultural Education: Educating for World Citizenship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mass communication and transportation are bringing the world and all cultural groups into the personal experience of students. Teachers must avoid misperceptions and stereotypes when teaching students of diverse cultural backgrounds about other cultures. Available from: Florida Council for the Social Studies, Educational Development Center, P.O.…

Ross, E. Lamar

1977-01-01

112

Preparing Teachers for Education That Is Multicultural and Global.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wahlstrom, Mary Ann; Clarken, Rodney H.

113

Reflections on Teaching at the "Margins": Reconceptualizing Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This thesis undertakes an exploration of teaching at the margins in an effort to articulate teaching assumptions to improve education of multicultural groups. The methodology of retrospective dialogue is explained in chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes two theories that have been advanced for the education of poor/immigrant/working class…

Mack, Eva Meredith

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, G. Pritchy

2004-01-01

115

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

116

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Sabieh, Christine

117

Multicultural Education vs Anti-Racist Education: The Debate in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends that a debate is taking place about the comparative meaning and merits of multicultural and antiracist education. Concludes that research into the effects of antiracist teaching and multicultural education suggests that, although positive effects are weak, antiracist teaching should continue. (CFR)

Kehoe, John W.

1994-01-01

118

Multicultural education and the rights to education of migrant children in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2010-01-01

119

Promoting Multicultural Education: A Holistic Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the efforts by many of the major student affairs professional associations to develop training and teaching methods that will prepare practitioners for the changing student populations on university campuses. Article summarizes the critical multicultural objectives from the most recent student affairs philosophy statements and applies…

Howard-Hamilton, Mary F.; Richardson, Brenda J.; Shuford, Bettina

1998-01-01

120

The Utilization of Simulations in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Benns-Suter, Ruth

121

Immigrant-Responsive Multicultural Education in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Eleni Oikonomidoy

2011-01-01

122

Education That Is Multicultural for Urban Schools: Rationale and Recommendation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Diverse school populations, desegregation and integration, minority-majority group splits, institutional racism, and the singularity of school norms are significant factors which affect respect for individual differences within urban schools. These facts illustrate the need for adoption of education that is multicultural to effect systematic…

Grant, Carl A.

123

Foreign Language. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State of Iowa, in order to insure that students have access to educational programs essential to their needs and abilities regardless of race, sex, handicapping condition, language, socioeconomic background or geographical location, has promulgated these guidelines for insuring that foreign language programs are multicultural and nonsexist in…

Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

125

Multicultural Education and Empowerment through Faculty Support Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The thrust of the multicultural movement has been aimed at teaching students to become culturally responsive in their interactions with peers. Less attention has been focused on information needed by educators who attempt to promote positive intercultural exchanges in the classroom. This article describes a faculty supported pilot seminar aimed at…

Durodoye, Beth A.; Ennis-Cole, Demetria; Simpson, Christopher; Ennis, Willie, III

2008-01-01

126

Spear Fishing in Wisconsin: Multicultural Education as Symbolic Violence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how multicultural teacher education can preserve familiar institutional and ideological mechanisms that validate social inequalities, analyzing student discourse collected during activities concerning recent conflict between Native American groups and groups opposed to the exercise of their treaty rights to fish on nonreservation lakes.…

New, William; Petronicolos, Loucas

2001-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

128

Understanding the Power of Words in Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2007-01-01

129

Understanding the Power of Words in Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 hate and words that love. As it

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

2007-01-01

130

Conceptual Collective Online Reflection in Multicultural Education Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oikonomidoy, Eleni

2009-01-01

131

School Administration. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented as a handbook for administrators, this pamphlet is intended as an aid in directing and managing a school's multicultural, nonsexist education plans. The support of superintendents and administrators is strategic in successful implementation of such plans. Through their support and leadership, administrators determine whether school board…

Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.

132

Cultural Pluralism, Multi-cultural Education, and Then What?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This sociological perspective on multicultural education focuses on racial and cultural groups, but accents class and power correlates. The results of the civil rights movement took the nation to visions of integration, and when these faltered, to the recognition of diversity in the form of cultural pluralism, which nonetheless implies structural…

Hagopian, Elaine C.

133

Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lovern, Lavonna Lea

2012-01-01

134

Integrating Multicultural Education: Activities to Celebrate the Chinese New Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bian, Wei; Wang, Jianyu; McKinley, Betsy

2009-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Desai, Dipti

2005-01-01

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Klein, Gillian

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,'"…

Yeo, Frederick L.

138

Interpreting Civic Education in American Educational Thought from Progressivism Through Multiculturalism  

E-print Network

This dissertation is a historical examination of citizenship education in the United States, beginning in the late nineteenth century with the Progressive era, and extending into the 1970s with multiculturalism. It focuses on the thought...

Williams, Jeremy Kelton

2012-10-19

139

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Utley, Cheryl A.

2011-01-01

140

The Journal of Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Research in Art Education, 1983-1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains eight volumes of "The Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education." Founded in 1981 by the United States Society for Education through Art, the journal's purpose is to promote a greater understanding of diverse cultures and to explore the role of art in multicultural education. Featured articles…

Degge, Rogena, M., Ed.

1990-01-01

141

Undermining Critical Consciousness Unconsciously: Restoring Hope in the Multicultural Education Idea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main goal of multicultural education is to transform the structural factors in the educational system in order to redress inequalities and inequities for historically underprivileged populations (Banks "1997"). This article addresses theories and practices that frame multicultural education in teaching and learning contexts. How do teachers…

Gatimu, M. Wangeci

2009-01-01

142

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goodman, Wendy, Ed.

143

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

PubMed Central

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

2003-01-01

144

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thalia M. Mulvihill

2000-01-01

145

From Theory to Practice: An Analysis of Multicultural Education in an American Pacific Island University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored multicultural education at a minority university in the Pacific, the University of Guam. The study represented Phase 2 of a research project that began in 1999 with the goal of further understanding the practice of multicultural pedagogy in higher education. Phase 1 measured the attitudes and perceptions of faculty members…

Johnson, Kirk; Inoue, Yukiko

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Washburn, David E.

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bruna, Katherine Richardson

2010-01-01

148

Moving beyond "Diversity" to "Social Justice": The Challenge to Re-Conceptualize Multicultural Education  

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This is a study of teachers' conceptualizations of multicultural education (MCE) and their implications for practice in both schools and university courses. Through survey and interview data, the results reveal that teachers associated multicultural education with demographic diversity rather than with social justice, strategies for instruction…

Schoorman, Dilys; Bogotch, Ira

2010-01-01

149

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

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"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…

Dolby, Nadine

2012-01-01

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gorski, Paul C.

2009-01-01

151

EXPLORING THE SELF AND THE OTHER: Achieving the Empathic Goals of Teacher Preparation through Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective multicultural education courses require both instructors and students to examine their own cultural backgrounds and philosophical underpinnings in order to understand their societal dispositions and behaviors. In this article, the authors share effective strategies for teaching about race and racism in a college multicultural teacher education course. They discuss ways in which they assess the impact of this process

Elavie Ndura; Stephen Lafer

152

"No More Strangers and Foreigners, but Fellowcitizens:" Multicultural Education and Conflict  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that prevalent forms of multicultural education are separatist and divisive in nature, irrational, inequitable, and can cause conflict. A unifying brand of multicultural education is offered as an alternative which builds on commonalities, can alleviate conflict, fosters academic achievement for all students, and is built on…

Peariso, Jamon F.

2010-01-01

153

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heilman, Elizabeth

2004-01-01

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goh, Michael

2012-01-01

155

Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book introduces new themes to the multicultural conversation, including moral development, economic diversity, environmental concerns, and consumerism. The book explains that multicultural education is not just about racial and ethnic diversity, though it still focuses on racism and other biases in education for children who are poor and of…

Ramsey, Patricia G.

156

Parental perceptions of multicultural education in an ethnically\\/racially diverse school district  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine parent's perceptions of multicultural education, including how they thought a multicultural approach in education may effect their children. The parents were asked to complete a survey. The study was conducted in a small city which butts up against the city of Detroit. Many residents of this city are poor with about 41%

Mary Jo Haveman

1999-01-01

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Le Roux, Johann

2000-01-01

158

Multicultural Education: Preparing Young People for Life in an Integrated Nation and an Integrated World. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world, the need for true integration of people and cultures demands that schools develop well-conceived multicultural approaches to education. Society provides multicultural education through a curriculum consisting of the socializing forces, including family, peers, neighborhoods,…

Cortes, Carlos E.

159

Pre-Service Students' Perspectives to "Dilemmas" in a Multicultural Education Course. Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher education program at New Mexico State University requires all undergraduate preservice teachers to enroll in a multicultural education course. This study was conducted to assess students' ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about multicultural issues, and to determine how the course may affect their view of the world. Two newspaper articles…

Chavez, Rudolpho Chavez; And Others

160

Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baker, Frederick J.

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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;…

Kelly, David H.

162

The Cultural Exchange, A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Multicultural Education Curriculum for Grades 4-8. A Bibliography of Student and Teacher Materials for Primary Through High School Levels Dealing with Multicultural Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography lists over 1300 books for both students and teachers, learning kits, and curriculum materials which focus on multicultural/ethnic studies in grades 4-8. Topics covered include fine arts, language and literature, and social sciences. All materials are located in the Humboldt (California) Educational Resource Center. Entries are…

Botzler, Sally, Ed.

163

Pluralizing Journalism Education: A Multicultural Handbook.  

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This book presents the following 24 essays and articles on pluralizing journalism education, with a focus on recruitment, curriculum, and student media: (1) "A Rationale for Pluralizing Journalism Education" (John F. Greenman); (2) "Philosophical and Economic Arguments for Media Diversity" (Ted Pease); (3) "History of Standard 12: Establishing…

Martindale, Carolyn, Ed.

164

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lee, Jungmin

2008-01-01

165

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Resnik, Julia

2009-01-01

166

Asynchronous Discussions in Online Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Licona, Miguel M.; Gurung, Binod

2011-01-01

167

Toward a Multicultural Partnership in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in the composition of the group moving through the educational system will change the system faster than anything else, and it is noted that drastic population shifts are on the horizon. Half of the 50 states now have school populations that are 25% nonwhite, and by the year 2000, one in three in the United States will be a minority. The…

Wehrly, Bea

168

Curricular Responses to Multiculturalism: An Overview of Teacher Education Courses in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the extent to which Australian teacher education institutions have responded to multicultural issues. Data are revealed showing that curricular provisions in most institutions were at a token level only. Three cases are presented which illustrate both this tokenism and the preferred model of the permeation of multiculturalism

Hickling-Hudson, Anne; McMeniman, Marilyn

1993-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan

2012-01-01

170

Computers, the Media and Multicultural Education: Seeking Engagement and Political Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper meshes Carr's research on media literacy with Porfilio's research on computer literacy, with both of these areas being focused on the central notion of social justice within a multicultural society. Both researchers teach pre-service teachers, and have an interest in extending multicultural education, which often equates, overlaps with,…

Carr, Paul R.; Porfilio, Brad J.

2009-01-01

171

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Reva Joshee; Lauri Johnson

172

Discovering indigenous science: Implications for science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

2001-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

174

An Aspect of Multicultural Religious Education: Re-Visioning Our Epistemological Foundations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contends than an important dimension of multicultural religious education is the development of cognitive, affective, and behavioral characteristics consistent with cultural pluralism. Presents alternative views to traditional Western epistemology, focusing on postmodern feminist theories of learning. (CFR)

Siejk, Kate

1993-01-01

175

Voices of Varied Racial Ethnicities Enrolled in Multicultural/Antiracist Education Computer and Telecommunication Courses: Protocols for Multicultural Technology Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two case studies involving graduate education majors illustrate how multicultural/antiracist education and computer-mediated communication can interact successfully and further broaden cultural sensitivity in technology through diverse perceptions and contributions. Facilitating factors included theory-to-practice concepts, Internet dialogue, and…

Donaldson, Karen; Carter, Lucretia

2000-01-01

176

Race, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism. Policy and Practice. Missouri Symposium on Research and Educational Policy, Volume 1. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 1029.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chapters in this volume are based on papers presented at the First Missouri Symposium on Research and Educational Policy (Columbia, Missouri) March 24-26, 1994). Four chapters are revisions of presentations at this symposium. Taken with the others, they explore the relationship between education and race and ethnicity, with an emphasis on black…

Hall, Peter M., Ed.

177

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ghosh, Ratna

2004-11-01

178

The Multicultural Pavilion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Multicultural Pavilion is a comprehensive information center for educators and students, replete with resources relevant to multicultural education. The vast and diverse site features teaching tools to foster multiculturalism, including cultural awareness activities, full-text papers on progressive education, a list of associated conferences and events, a multicultural song index, a collection of quotes and proverbs, links to numerous other online resources, and much more. The site also hosts an online discussion board and an electronic mailing list, which serves as a forum on multicultural issues and education. The Multicultural Pavilion is the creation of Paul Gorski of the University of Virginia.

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Millman, Joyce

2010-01-01

180

The Evolution of multicultural Education in the United States: A Journey for human Rights & social Justice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Language shapes our world. Perhaps this explains why the arguments at the Intercultural Conference in Verona, Italy in 2006 over whether to use the term Intercultural Education or Multicultural Education to describe education projects dealing with problems and issues of ethnicity, race, language, gender equality, and immigration were ever-present and often acidic. The debates had me wondering why we -

Carl A. Grant

181

Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pawley, Christine

2006-01-01

182

A Descriptive Study of Education Students' Intellectual-Ethical Developmental Stages, Attitudinal Belief Systems, Background Experiences, and Knowledge about Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the attitudes of teachers in graduate-level inservice education concerning multicultural education. Subjects were 55 students aged 20-55 in a graduate-level multicultural education class. Three surveys with open-ended questions elicited information about personal educational background (including gender factors influencing…

Gonzalez, Virginia

183

Towards a Cultural Understanding of the Disability and Deaf Experience: A Content Analysis of Introductory Multicultural Education Textbooks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the findings of a simple normative content analysis of 11 multicultural education textbooks to determine the extent to which disability and deaf culture are represented. In addition, this study examines multicultural education textbooks to assess the extent to which perspectives of members of the disability and deaf communities are represented in the discourse about disabled and deaf

John R. Johnson; Jesús Nieto

2007-01-01

184

An Analysis of How the Gender and Race of School Principals Influences Their Perceptions of Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education in a rural southeastern state. The researchers wanted to ascertain whether or not the race or gender of school principals have a role in how those principals view multicultural education in theory (its theoretical value). For the…

McCray, Carlos R.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2010-01-01

185

Do Multicultural Connections Affect Students' Understanding, Interest, and Attitude in an Introductory Astronomy Course for Non-Science Students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Astronomy is rich in multicultural connections, especially regarding the appearance and motions of the sky. But does reference to these multicultural connections affect students' understanding, interest, and attitude, in an introductory astronomy course for non-science students at the post-secondary level? This question is especially relevant in our own culturally diverse city and university. We divided our course into four tutorial

J. R. Percy; N. Chandra; B. Emenogu; C. Tycner

2003-01-01

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

2012-01-01

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mulvihill, Thalia M.

2000-01-01

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ghosh, Ratna

2004-01-01

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Laura Blythe

2010-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhoads, Robert A.

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

194

Child Education and Literacy Learning for Multicultural Societies: The Case of the Brazilian National Curricular References for Child Education (NCRs).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses promotion of multicultural child education and literacy learning. Focuses on identity building and language development. Analyzes Brazilian government's "National Curricular References for Child Education." Argues that predominance of a monocultural, cognitive-based approach to child education is detrimental to children whose cultural…

Canen, Ana

2003-01-01

195

A Survey of Teacher Education Courses and Competencies for Multicultural Classrooms. S.S.T.A. Research Centre Report No. 120.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to determine what courses of study related to multicultural education were being offered by Canadian universities and what teacher competencies related to multicultural skills were considered important by professionals in Canada. Two questionnaires were responded to by 25 persons involved or interested in multicultural education.…

Narang, H. L.

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Joon K.

2014-01-01

197

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Cunha, Thais B. P. da

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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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, and they are often marginalized and rendered invisible. For students of color and students who are poor the impact is often revealed in academic underachievement. Multicultural education seeks to address these issues by reforming schools into inclusive sites where... of domination, the learning of children of color and poor students is further hindered by factors of invisibility, alienation, and resistance (Hanley, 2002). 9 Because of such admonitions (Sleeter, 1992a; Delpit, 1995; Gay, 2000) some policy makers, teacher...

Ibrahim, Eronif

2009-05-15

199

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

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

Cole, Darnell; Zhou, Ji

2014-01-01

200

Community-based Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Sleeter, Christine E.

2000-01-01

201

"Who Are Your Friends?" Complexities in Multicultural Education  

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In this paper, I explore the experiences of fourth and fifth grade students engaged in Beyond Today, an urban after school program, that aimed to enact a social reconstructionist multicultural curriculum. The program gathered White, Black, and Latino/a youth to explore issues of discrimination and social justice and develop leadership towards…

Epstein, Shira Eve

2010-01-01

202

What Does It Mean? Exploring the Myths of Multicultural Education.  

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Examines why a literature-based multicultural curriculum failed to engage students from a predominately white, working-class middle school in the South in discussing racism. Results from an ethnographic study indicate that this failure was primarily the result of dominant mainstream beliefs embedded in the institution of schooling and in the…

Adams, Natalie G.

1995-01-01

203

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

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

Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

2013-01-01

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

205

A content analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender topics in multicultural education textbooks  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 authors conclude with a discussion of the

Todd Jennings; Ian K. Macgillivray

2011-01-01

206

Many Voices: A Journal of New Settlers and Multicultural Education Issues. Volumes 6-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The seven issues of this New Zealand journal contain brief articles on a variety of immigrant and multicultural education issues. Topics include: the role of English language instruction in creating opportunities; Pacific Islander university students; lecture listening and note-taking techniques; the language of geography examinations; audiotape…

Many Voices, 1996

1996-01-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nethsinghe, Rohan

2012-01-01

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Metro-Roland, Dini

2010-01-01

209

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

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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…

Howe, Edward R.

2014-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quarles, Peggy D.

2011-01-01

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Joseph, Dawn

2012-01-01

212

The Classroom as a Third-Culture: Contemporary Perspectives Regarding Multicultural Communication Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews and analyzes current literature addressing the issue of multicultural communication education. The notions of ethnorelativity and relational empathy are investigated in the paper and introduced as the components of third-culture building (a dynamic and creative process through which individuals construct a new and mutually…

Lervold, John D.

213

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

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

Reisberg, Mira

2008-01-01

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

215

Behind Cultural Competence: The Role of Causal Attribution in Multicultural Teacher Education  

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In an attempt to bridge the gap between achievement motivation and multicultural teacher education, this study explored the relationship between causal attribution of cultural awareness and cultural competence among preservice teachers. Participants were 793 preservice teachers from two large public universities who reported their causal…

Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

2011-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grainger, Jane, Ed.

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

2011-01-01

219

On Epochal Mission of Multicultural Education in a Perspective of Globalization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Chen, Shi-jian

2006-01-01

220

Is There a “Hierarchy of Oppression” in U.S. Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thirty years ago Audre Lorde famously argued that there is no, or ought not to be, a “hierarchy of oppression”; that the notion that one identity or oppression trumps another is, itself, oppression. Around the same time, many multicultural education theorists and practitioners, initially focused largely on race, began to incorporate other equity concerns. Despite today's widely, although not universally,

Paul C. Gorski; Rachael D. Goodman

2011-01-01

221

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

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

Rhoads, Robert A.; Solorzano, Sylvia

1995-01-01

222

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

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

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

223

Master of Science in Applied Science Education  

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Master of Science in Applied Science Education Student Handbook Division of Teacher Education................................................................................. 4 Program Requirements ­ Applied Science & Mathematics Track....... 4 Program Requirements ­ Earth Welcome to Michigan Tech University's Master of Science Program in Applied Science Education! Department

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Hanford`s innovations for science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1996-12-31

225

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

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

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

2008-01-01

226

An educator's perspective on the emerging Cuba and multiculturalism.  

PubMed

Plagued by many years of frequent leadership changes, and influences from power brokers whose policies and politics were oftentimes detrimental to Cuba's emerging as an industrialized and diverse economy nation, Cuba is now attempting to move beyond the survival mode. After the symbiotic relationship between the Soviet Union was dismantled in the 90s, Cuba is now undergoing metamorphoses of growth and change, socially, politically and culturally, while still remaining a mixture of worlds both rural and urban. This narrative article describes the multicultural experiences that an American university professor recently experienced while visiting Cuba. PMID:16989253

Washington, Carla D

2006-01-01

227

Parental perceptions of the importance of providing multicultural education for their children's education at elementary, middle, and high schools in an ethnically-diverse suburban school district  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine parents' perceptions of multicultural education and the positive effects of a multicultural approach. Parents who were attending parent-teacher conferences in a single suburban school district were asked to complete a survey.^ A total of 351 parents completed and returned the survey that was adapted from previous research to measure parents' perceptions of

Lyllette Woods

2006-01-01

228

A longitudinal study of multicultural curriculum in medical education  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

229

SEGway: Science Education Gateway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2001-01-31

230

Making Tibetans in China: The Educational Challenges of Harmonious Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussant paper focuses on education in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), and provides a background to situate the articles that follow about education in selected Tibetan communities of China and India. It also provides a brief review of education policies concerning free basic education, bilingual education, and hinterland boarding…

Postiglione, Gerard A.

2008-01-01

231

The San Jose State University Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education Personnel Preparation Program: A Report on Thirteen Years of Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report describes the San Jose State University (California) teacher education program to prepare teachers of multicultural special education in elementary and secondary schools. It begins by describing the program's components, all related to bilingual special education teacher training: the training program itself; teacher certification; an…

Grossman, Herbert

232

Politicizing Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines issues of politicization in elementary and secondary school science and science teaching. An introductory section introduces the issue of purposeful intrusion of politics into education theories, standards, and curricula. It focuses on the point of entry of politics into science education; the technology of truth; whether or…

Gross, Paul R.

233

Creativity in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a few features, aspects, and tools of scientific creativity within the context of science education. Presented within Section II is an analysis of the nature of creativity in science. Guidelines and practical suggestions for the improvement of science education are given in Section III. (CS)

Moravcsik, Michael J.

1981-01-01

234

Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matthews, Michael R.

2004-01-01

236

Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society. Fourth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complexity of pluralism in this country makes it difficult for the educator to develop expectations of students based on their group memberships. This text examines these group memberships and ways educators can develop educational programs to meet the needs of those groups and the nation. The book provides an overview of the different…

Gollnick, Donna M.; Chinn, Philip C.

237

Problematising Multicultural Art Education in the Context of Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mason, Rachel

2009-01-01

238

Moral Education in a Multicultural Context: The Malaysian Primary Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Malaysia, the national moral education curriculums are designed to develop the values that Malaysians of diverse cultures share or that the government wishes to develop as shared values to bring about religious and ethnic harmony. Moral education for Muslims is incorporated into in-school religious education, while a separate, essentially…

Banks, Ellen C.

239

Research?based teacher education for multicultural contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2005-01-01

240

Science in General Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Read, Andrew F.

2013-01-01

241

Education research Primary Science  

E-print Network

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

Rambaut, Andrew

242

Developing Educational Standards - Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Hill, Charles; District, Wappingers C.

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huber, Jake, Ed.; And Others

244

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jasmin Agosto

2010-01-01

245

MULTIMEDIA PEDAGOGY AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technologies provide tools to reconstruct education as we begin a new millennium. In particular, multimedia technologies, like CD?ROMs and Web sites, produce new resources and material for expanding education. In examining the Shoah Project—which documents the experiences of survivors of the Holocaust—we demonstrate how it provides important tools for historical and religious education, as well as making the reality

Rhonda Hammer; Douglas Kellner

2000-01-01

246

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Deborah Bradley

2012-01-01

247

Emotional Intelligence in Secondary Education Students in Multicultural Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduction: The study analyzes the level of development in emotional intelligence of Secondary Education students. It also checks for statistically significant differences in educational level between Spanish and immigrant students, under the integration program "Intercultural Open Classrooms". Method: 94 students of Secondary…

Pegalajar-Palomino, Ma. del Carmen; Colmenero-Ruiz, Ma. Jesus

2014-01-01

248

Intercultural Education in the Multicultural and Multilingual Bolivian Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Drange, Live Danbolt

2011-01-01

249

A Case Study of Principal Leadership in the Practice of Multicultural Education in High-Achieving Schools Serving Hispanic Students in South Texas  

E-print Network

The primary purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the educational experiences and leadership behaviors of five South Texas high school principals, in the context of the practice of multicultural education and Hispanic student achievement...

Rios, Sylvia 1954-

2012-11-09

250

Science, Worldviews, and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.

2009-01-01

251

Planning for Diversity: Education in Multi-Ethnic and Multicultural Societies. International Institute for Educational Planning Policy Forum (17th, Paris, France, June 19-20, 2003)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In June 2003, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organized its annual Policy Forum to discuss the impact of increasingly multi-ethnic and multicultural societies on education in general and the implications for educational planning in particular. The proceedings of this Policy Forum are presented in this volume. Part I,…

Hernes, Gudmund

2004-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Blanks, A. Brooke; Smith, J. David

2009-01-01

253

Responding to Multicultural Challenges in Rural Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Betty Y. Ashbaker; Lynn K. Wilder

254

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

2012-01-01

255

The Limitations of Multiculturalism in Norwegian Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hovdelien, Olav

2014-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gagliardi, Raul, Ed.

257

Impact of Brown on Multicultural Education of Hispanic Americans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Contreras, A. Reynaldo

2004-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

259

What Do Graduates Say about Multicultural Teacher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

260

Toward the Multicultural University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowser, Benjamin P., Ed.; And Others

261

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

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

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

262

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

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

Richardson, Troy A.

2012-01-01

263

Multi-Cultural Approach to Education: Using University Students in K-12 Classes as a Resource. MAIS Project.  

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A Masters Program in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) project that was designed to integrate multicultural awareness in the classroom is described. In this project, university foreign students taught elementary and secondary students about foreign cultures and other world perspectives. The Oregon State System of Higher Education agreed to enroll a…

Sult, Judith J.

264

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

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

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

265

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

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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…

Guillory, Nichole A.

2012-01-01

266

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

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

Swazo, Roberto; Celinska, Dorota

2014-01-01

267

Coming to terms with “diversity” and “multiculturalism” in teacher education: Learning about our students, changing our practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

A teacher educator team addressed negative student responses to a multicultural foundations course by designing an action research study to learn more about their student’s identities, experiences and beliefs. Through qualitative analysis of written assignments, they identified three categories of student beliefs about the purposes of schools in relation to cultural diversity in American society. These categories were reinforced through

Karen S. Cockrell; Peggy L. Placier; Dan H. Cockrell; Julie N. Middleton

1999-01-01

268

Training & Education - Implementation Science  

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

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Science education — I: The spirit of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Pollak, Victor L.

1993-12-01

270

Globalization and Science Education  

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

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

2013-06-01

271

Globalization and Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

272

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SCIENCE EDUCATION  

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instruction. The National Teacher Enhancement Network (NTEN) project, a National Science Foundation grantFOURTEENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM in SCIENCE EDUCATION July 2-July 7, 2012 Reid Hall, Rooms 101, 102, and 103 Intercollege Programs for Science Education Master of Science in Science Education #12

Lawrence, Rick L.

273

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

274

Groundwater in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

275

National Science Education Standards.  

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The National Science Education Standards present a vision of a scientifically literate populace. The standards outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance, teachers are…

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

276

Reforming Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

1995-01-01

277

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Baptiste, H. Prentice; Sanchez, Rebecca

2004-01-01

278

Courage in Multicultural Initiatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

279

Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education  

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and teachers' conceptions of scientific/ mathematic inquiry and nature of science/math, instruc- tional modelsMathematics 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

Heller, Barbara

280

Multiculturalism Permitted in English Only  

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

Macedo, Donaldo; Bartolomé, Lilia I.

2014-01-01

281

Third World Science: Development Education through Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Iolo Wyn

282

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

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

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-04-01

283

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Faiyetole, Ayodele Adekunle

2008-12-01

284

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.

2011-12-14

285

BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation  

E-print Network

in Physics are strongly advised to seek help in planning their program from the Department of PhysicsBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation This is a planning guide and Science or Faculty of Education for advising information. Program Planning Guide Major in Physics: www.uleth.ca/artsci/physics

Seldin, Jonathan P.

286

These activities have been designed to raise awareness of global and multicultural issues, international education and leadership at the  

E-print Network

Quad, 11:00am ­ 6:00pm Culture & Gender Roles, TSU Gilman AB, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Leading in the Face & Gender Roles, TSU Gilman AB, 2:00pm - 3:30pm Multicultural Leadership Center-Dean of Students Office, international education and leadership at the campus and community level. Join us! Calendar of Events *Kick

de Lijser, Peter

287

Teaching minority students within minority schools: teachers’ conceptions of multicultural education in Swedish?speaking schools in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 explore the views of Swedish?speaking teachers of ‘minority within a minority students’ and

Gunilla Holm

2011-01-01

288

Science Education - Deja Vu Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walsh, John

1982-01-01

289

CBEâÂÂLife Sciences Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

American Soceity for Cell Biology (ASCB;)

2010-05-17

290

Rural Science Education Program  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1994-12-31

291

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

292

A Conceptual Model of Infusing Multicultural Curriculum in Various Academic Disciplines in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper addresses the need to inform all students of the importance of multicultural issues and the impact that cultural diversity will have on global society and offers a model that examines the problematic issue of incorporating a multicultural curriculum into what has been termed "traditional curriculum." The author develops the criteria…

Sessoms, Isaiah

293

REFRAMING MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: TEACHING WHITE PRIVILEGE IN THE SOCIAL WORK CURRICULUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article proposes a model of teaching diversity iri social work educatiori that includes significant content on White privilege. The authors first discuss some limitations of social work's current multicultural framework. Next, they intro- duce concepts and pedagogical strategies concerning White identity and privi- lege that are drawn from multicultural teacher training programs. Based on this literature, the authors argue

Laura S. Abrams

2007-01-01

294

High school students' perceptions of the inclusion of multicultural education in a suburban school district  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine high school students’ perceptions of multiculturalism in their schools related to ethnicity, gender, and culture. This study used a cross-sectional sample of students from all grade levels in a high school to examine their perceptions multiculturalism in their school and community to determine if these perceptions differed by grade, gender, and ethnicity

David R. Woods

2009-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gue, Leslie R.

296

Gender and Computer Science Education  

E-print Network

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

Galpin, Vashti

297

Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

298

Fusion Science Education Outreach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

1996-11-01

299

Why aren't teachers being prepared to teach for diversity, equity, and global interconnectedness? A study of lived experiences in the making of multicultural and global educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite increasing demands for teachers to teach for equity, diversity and global interconnectedness, colleges of education are not producing teachers with such knowledge and skills. In this study the author identified teacher educators, who are recognized by their peers for their success in preparing teachers in both multicultural and global education and asked them to reflect upon the experiences that

Merry M Merryfield

2000-01-01

300

Science Fiction and Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cavanaugh, Terence

2002-01-01

301

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2001-01-01

302

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.

303

Undergraduate science education probed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Do today's colleges and universities place too much emphasis on research performed by their faculty and not enough on the quality of undergraduate teaching? That was the question addressed at a March 31 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Science. Former University of Arkansas president Rep. Ray Thornton (D-Ark.), who chaired the hearing, remarked that “there is a nationwide perception that the balance is skewed toward research.” Many students and their parents, he said, have voiced dissatisfaction over undergraduate education.

Leath, Audrey T.

304

BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation  

E-print Network

· condensed matter physics · cosmology · geophysics · high-energy physics · medical physics · nanoscienceBachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Physics/ScienceEducation N a m e.uleth.ca/ross/ppgs/ppg.html Department of Physics What is Physics? Physics is the fundamental science, the study of matter and energy

Seldin, Jonathan P.

305

EMPIRE: Translating Multiculturalism into Local Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

EMPIRE (Exemplary Multicultural Practices in Rural Schools) is a collaborative multicultural reform project involving the Rural Clearinghouse at Kansas State University and eight rural schools, two regional colleges, and state departments of education in Arizona and Washington. Each rural school is pursuing multicultural projects that are defined…

Spears, Jacqueline D.

1993-01-01

306

Research in Computer Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter focuses on research in computer science education. The importance of including this topic in the MTCS course\\u000a stems from the fact that computer science education research can enrich the prospective computer science teachers’ perspective\\u000a with respect to the discipline of computer science, the computer science teacher’s role, and students’ difficulties, misconceptions,\\u000a and cognitive abilities. Consequently, this knowledge may

Orit Hazzan; Tami Lapidot; Noa Ragonis

307

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lewis Z. Schlosser; Pamela F. Foley

2008-01-01

308

Essays on Computer Science Education  

E-print Network

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

Galpin, Vashti

309

Leading the Multicultural Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines issues of multiculturalism and educational equality faced by community college leaders. Indicates that leaders of multicultural community colleges must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, develop appropriate policies, gain access to reliable information, and collaborate with community groups and organizations to lead their college into…

Gallego, Augustine P.

1996-01-01

310

Whole Language: Multicultural by Definition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wells, Deborah

1994-01-01

311

Space Science Education Resource Directory  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the more difficult tasks facing educators (and others involved in education and public outreach) is that of identifying, finding, and accessing existing NASA science resources that meet their specific needs. NASA's OSS EPO Support Network has assembled a NASA Space Science Education resource Directory to assist interested individuals (including planetary scientists) to identify and download desired electronic products

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

2000-01-01

312

Diversity in the Classroom: A Multicultural Approach to the Education of Young Children. Early Childhood Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Regardless of the racial or ethnic composition of their classrooms, teachers need to develop a multicultural classroom environment in which they: (1) teach children to respect others' cultures and values; (2) help all children learn to function successfully in a multicultural, multiracial society; (3) develop a positive self-concept in those…

Kendall, Frances E.

313

Science Fiction and Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Cavanaugh, Terence

2002-03-01

314

Towards a Cultural Understanding of the Disability and Deaf Experience: Implications of a Content Analysis of Introductory Special and Multicultural Education Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper summarizes and discusses the findings of two content analyses of introductory textbooks to special education and multicultural education conducted to determine the extent to which disability and Deaf culture are represented and discussed. Findings of both studies indicated minimal discussion of Disability and Deaf culture, a heavy…

Johnson, John R.; Nieto, Jesus

2007-01-01

315

Education in space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Philbrick, C. Russell

2005-08-01

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bradley, Deborah

2006-01-01

317

Teaching Science through Physical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kumar, David; Whitehurst, Michael

1997-01-01

318

Education Place: Houghton Mifflin Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-09-14

319

Science Education Along the Rhine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the educational system in Germany, focusing on science education in the academically oriented Gymnasium. Typical curricular patterns and instructional strategies are included. Also includes a chart comparing the routing of students through American and German school systems. (JN)

Berg, Donald

1984-01-01

320

Science Education: An Overview for Central America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of science education in Central America. Discusses the organization of science education, the public and private school systems, traditional obstacles to science education, illiteracy, the low quality of basic education, economic support and employment opportunities, science and society, and the future of science education.…

Contreras, Mario

1997-01-01

321

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AARHUS UNIVERSITY 13 JUNE 2013 AU Summer School 2013 Journalism, ICT and Digital Media Teachers: Palle Nowack and Inka and ICT Sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays kl. 9-16 ICT Development Project work: Tuesdays

322

Is Christian Education Compatible With Science Education?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Martin, Michael

323

Constructivism in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constructivism is a theory of learning, which claims that students construct knowledge rather than merely receive and store knowledge transmitted by the teacher. Constructivism has been extremely influential in science and mathematics education, but much less so in computer science education (CSE). This paper surveys constructivism in the context of CSE, and shows how the theory can supply a theoretical

Mordechai Ben-ari

1998-01-01

324

Multicultural Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural reading advocates believe in the power of literature to transform and to change people's lives. They take seriously the arguments that racism and prejudice can be lessened through multicultural reading, and also that children from undervalued societal groups who read books that depict people like themselves in a positive light will…

Veltze, Linda

2004-01-01

325

Multiculturalism, 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph, developed to enrich the literature on multiculturalism, includes 25 articles on the subject. The articles are: (1) "Multiculturalism and an Assessment of Its Critics: Key to an Understanding and Acceptance" (A. J. Williams-Myers); (2) "The New Demographics" (Charles G. Treadwell); (3) "'Multiple Perspectives' or Courting Ethnic…

Filor, Anna May, Comp.

326

Science Education That Makes Sense  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

327

Risk and school science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Clare Christensen

2009-01-01

328

Risk and School Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Christensen, Clare

2009-01-01

329

Multicultural Counselor Preparation: A Transformational Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multicultural transformational pedagogy based on existential and humanistic principles is applied to counselor education. C. E. Vontress's (1979, 1985, 1988) and J. A. Banks's (1981, 1993, 1998) cross-cultural counseling and multicultural education principles provide the framework for a new counselor education pedagogy. Suggestions for…

Henriksen, Richard C., Jr.

2006-01-01

330

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kitzelman, Jacquie, Ed.

331

Earth System Science Education Modules  

Microsoft Academic Search

The College of Charleston is developing several new geoscience-based education modules for integration into the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA). These three new modules provide opportunities for science and pre-service education students to participate in inquiry-based, data-driven experiences. The three new modules will be discussed in this session. Coastal Crisis is a module that analyzes rapidly changing coastlines and

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

2009-01-01

332

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-06-01

333

Is religious education compatible with science education?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

1996-04-01

334

Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

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

Tennessee, University of

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Woodlief, Sharon E.

2010-01-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

338

Energy.gov: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

339

Education and Canadian Multiculturalism: Some Problems and Some Solutions. Eighth Yearbook 1981 = Education et Multiculturalisme Canadien: Quelques Problemes et Solutions. Huitieme Annuaire 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This yearbook presents a series of articles on Canadian multicultural issues. In the first article, "Panem et Circenses? Ten Years of Multicultural Policy in Canada," Werner Stephan examines criticisms of Canadian multicultural policy and suggests the country has not found a satisfactory answer to what multiculturalism is or should be, or how to…

Dorotich, Daniel, Ed.

340

Business involvement in science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-12-31

341

Science Education and Equity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This double issue of "Equity Coalition" deals with issues related to the need for inclusive science training and encouraging the interest of women and minorities groups in science. The following articles are included: (1) "Say Yes to Science" (Percy Bates); (2) "Science and Equity: Why This Issue Is Important" (Eleanor Linn); (3) "Race Equity and…

Bates, Percy; And Others

1994-01-01

342

Informal Science Education (ISE)  

NSF Publications Database

... nsf.govValentine H. Kass, Program Director [media projects], Directorate for Education & Human ... nsf.govSandra H. Welch, Program Director, [media projects], Directorate for Education & Human ...

343

An ecology of science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article reports on a 15 month study of attempted innovation in school science. The teachers in an Australian secondary school were attempting to introduce a constructivist approach to their teaching of science. The change attempt is interpreted through analogical transfer. In this method of analysis, the school science system is mapped against an ecosystem. That is, the science education system is conceptualized as an ecosystem; a self-sustaining, homeostatic, yet evolving, system of interacting influences. This ecological view of science education provides a way of interpreting the findings of this case study by using biological features of ecosystems, such as succession, evolution, selection and adaptation, to explain stagnation, degradation and change in school science. Implications of this interpretation of school science are considered including a proposed mechanism to promote innovation, such as a constructivist approach, through successive stages and the production and communication of knowledge.

Aubusson, Peter

2002-01-01

344

Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Americans by Heart" examines the plight of undocumented Latino students as they navigate the educational and legal tightrope presented by their immigration status. Many of these students are accepted to attend some of our best colleges and universities but cannot afford the tuition to do so because they are not eligible for financial aid or…

Perez, William

2011-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

2011-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ford, Theron N.; Quinn, Linda

2010-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

348

TTHHIIRRTTEEEENNTTHH AANNNNUUAALL SSYYMMPPOOSSIIUUMM SCIENCE EDUCATION  

E-print Network

Faculty John Graves MSSE FACULTY STEERING COMMITTEE Elisabeth Swanson, Chair Science Education Robyn Reid 102 Alanna Piccillo Sat 10 am Reid 102 Paul Pierre Tues 9 am Reid 101 Erin Quintia Thurs 8 am Reid

Maxwell, Bruce D.

349

Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

350

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zvi Bekerman; Moshe Tatar

2009-01-01

351

Problems with German Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Riess, Falk

352

The Nature of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Connors, Margaret M.; Perkins, Bill

2009-01-01

353

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

E-print Network

-BSE-SPED-EI] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Core Additional PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3 Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences and domestic Sign Language V 3 C Offered in fall only PSYC 20651 Child Psychology 3 Fulfills Kent Core Additional

Sheridan, Scott

354

Science and religion: implications for science educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-03-01

355

Scientific Literacy and Thailand Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yuenyong, Chokchai; Narjaikaew, Pattawan

2009-01-01

356

Exploring Multicultural Education in a Culturally Diverse Society: A Sociocultural Perspective. Papers Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Denver, Colorado, November 7-10, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of papers represents an effort by their writers as a group to develop a multicultural perspective to be used in exploring educational and other issues in diverse contexts. The nine papers include: (1) "Culture, Schooling, and Education in a Democracy" by Victoria R. Fu; (2) "Diversity in America: Historical, Social, and Political…

Fu, Victoria R.; And Others

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

358

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE)  

NSF Publications Database

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

359

Center for Multilingual Multicultural Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burton, Warren H.; Strickland, Larry

361

MSc Science Education and Communication Track Science Communication  

E-print Network

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

362

Roadmap: Special Education Deaf Education Bachelor of Science in Education  

E-print Network

Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education ­ Bachelor of Science in Education [EH to Deaf Studies 3 B Fulfills writing-intensive requirement Kent Core Requirement 3 See Kent Core Summary number years only SPED 43310 Language Development for Deaf and Hard- of-Hearing Students 3 B Offered

Sheridan, Scott

363

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

E-print Network

Roadmap: Special Education ­ Deaf Education - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH 3 C SPED 43309 Introduction to Deaf Studies 3 B- Fulfills writing-intensive requirement Kent Core and Language 3 C Offered in fall of even number years only SPED 43310 Language Development for Deaf and Hard

Sheridan, Scott

364

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-01-01

365

Science Education and Worldview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keane, Moyra

2008-01-01

366

Science, Religion, and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Liberal theologians and some scientists subscribe to integrationist theories of science and religion. Late 20th-century developments in quantum mechanics, cosmology, chaos theory, and ecology have rendered nature more mysterious and open to religious interpretation than to deterministic approaches. Students should learn how science connects to…

Nord, Warren A.

1999-01-01

367

Earth Science Education in Eritrea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Teklay, Mengist

1999-05-01

368

Space Science and Interdisciplinary Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Foing, B. H.

369

Space Science Education Resource Directory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2000-12-01

370

Wellcome Trust Education Strategy 20102020 Inspiring science education: extraordinary opportunities  

E-print Network

and implement our vision for science education, developing long-term strategies and improving the evidence baseWellcome Trust Education Strategy 2010­2020 1 Inspiring science education: extraordinary world, and in tackling the global challenges facing us. For science education to be effective, context

Rambaut, Andrew

371

Teaching Multicultural Concepts in a World Language Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education is an idea, a concept, and a reform movement that should be present at all levels of schooling. This project outlines two multicultural units taught in a high school French IV and V class. Focusing on the multicultural concepts of racism and immigration-migration, students were introduced to global historical and…

Irish, Tina L.

372

In Brief: Improving science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Randy Showstack

2010-01-01

373

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. Myers; T. Schwerin

2007-01-01

374

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)  

NSF Publications Database

... for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate for Education and Human Resources ... Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Computer and Network ...

375

The Multicultural Pavillion: EdTech & Digital Divide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

376

The Educational Role of Health Sciences Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rankin, Jocelyn A.; Sayre, Jean Williams

1993-01-01

377

Science Education Notes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

School Science Review, 1979

1979-01-01

378

BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Kinesiology/PhysicalEducation  

E-print Network

BachelorofScience/BachelorofEducation Kinesiology/PhysicalEducation This is a planning guide and Science or Faculty of Education for advising information. Program Planning Guide Major in Kinesiology: www.uleth.ca/artsci/kinesiology): Kinesiology Major (Education): Physical Education Calendar Year: 2014/2015 Name

Seldin, Jonathan P.

379

Exploring power in multicultural counselling encounters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Power is a central dynamic in multicultural encounters. Yet many people, especially counsellors, are reluctant to discuss their experiences with power and what it means to them. As a result, power remains an often unspoken, disturbing issue in multicultural counselling and counsellor education. This article addresses this silence by: a) clarifying the relationship between power and cultural racism; b) discussing

Marylou Ramsey

1996-01-01

380

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bista, Krishna

2012-01-01

381

Multicultural Math Classroom: Bringing In the World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers realize that students are most motivated when they are actively involved in their own learning and dealing with the issues of greatest concern to themselves and their communities. The first three chapters of this book present a rationale for multicultural mathematics education, including an overview of issues, features of a multicultural

Zaslavsky, Claudia

382

The rationality of science, critical thinking, and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Harvey Siegel

1989-01-01

383

THE SCIENCE EDUCATION WEBSITE: MAKING JUDGEMENTS ABOUT SCIENCE UNDERSTANDINGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project involved developing a lively, interactive, visually interesting website for university students enrolled in the subjects: Primary Science Education and Science Education for Young Children. This site allows students to view experiments through video, therefore expanding opportunities to develop their science concepts and to gain practice in identifying children's level of science understanding. Flexible delivery of all or part

Ruth Hickey; Neil Anderson

384

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS  

E-print Network

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 126+ Credits "C-"or better High School (10) EDCI 49800 Supervised Teaching of Earth/Space Science + Select from EAPS 104, 105, 115 ******************************************************************************************************************************** (effective Fall 2013) #12;Earth Space Science Education Fall 2014 Department of Earth, Atmospheric

Kihara, Daisuke

385

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS  

E-print Network

Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 123+ Credits "C-"or better Teaching of Earth/Space Science + Select from EAPS 104, 105, 115, 116, 120, 138, 221, 225; ASTR 263, 264 ******************************************************************************************************************************** (effective Fall 2013) #12;Earth Space Science Education Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary

Kihara, Daisuke

386

Science, Medicine, and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of the new biology on what, how, and why persons learn in medicine is discussed. The transformation of medical education is reflected in the radical changes in views of man as organism that are arising from new discoveries in molecular and cellular biology. (MLW)

Tosteson, Daniel C.

1981-01-01

387

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for ALL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Press, Nsta

2001-01-01

388

The Mathematical Sciences: Undergraduate Education.  

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The text contains a collection of essays to provide a background of factual information concerning the mathematical sciences in undergraduate education. It is intended for the nonmathematical scientist and the scientifically oriented layman. Contents include: (1) recommendations with regard to increasing the available faculty, strengthening the…

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

389

Educational Television: "Let's Explore Science".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

King, Kenneth P.

2000-01-01

390

Science Education News, September 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the newsletter of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presents articles relating to minorities in engineering, declining enrollment, introducing metric, descriptions of 1976 high school graduates, child understanding, and hand calculators in schools. Articles presented relating to higher education include…

McCarley, Orin, Ed.

391

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. Myers; T. Schwerin

2006-01-01

392

Undergraduate Science Education: A Review of Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)

Laws, Peter M.

1996-01-01

393

The Nature of Science Education Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

394

National Computational Science Education Consortium (NCSEC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

395

Creationism, Evolution, and Science Education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2005-06-22

396

Career education attitudes and practices of K-12 science educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Smith, Walter S.

397

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

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

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

2004-01-01

398

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

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. 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...

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

2002-01-01

399

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

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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…

DeBoer, George E., Ed.

2011-01-01

400

Science Teacher Education: An International Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abell, Sandra K., Ed.

401

Innovation in Science Education - World-Wide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baez, Albert V.

402

The Emperor's Clothes Phenomenon in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raths, James

403

GLOBE: Science and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Butler, Dixon; Macgregor, Ian

2003-01-01

404

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

2007-12-01

405

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

2006-12-01

406

Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-04-03

407

Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE)  

NSF Publications Database

The integration of education and research is a priority recommended in NSF Geosciences Beyond 2000 (NSF, 2000) and in the report of the Geoscience Education Working Group entitled, "Geoscience Education: A Recommended Strategy" (NSF, 1997). The workshop consensus was that NSF should establish Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) as a nationally coordinated program for ocean sciences education in both formal and informal educational sectors. More comprehensive information on ...

408

Absolute Zero: Science Educator's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-09-18

409

"Contributions of Piaget to Science Education." Science Education. Science Curriculum Concept Paper #2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the implications of Piaget's theory to science education. The first section of the paper, "What Science Teachers Need To Know: Scientific Knowledge and Its Source," describes three sources of students' knowledge and corresponding educational practices. The second section, "Functions of Intelligence," discusses the concept of…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

410

National Institute for Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

411

Effecting change in elementary school science education  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the Merck Institute for Science Education is to improve the quality of science education during the formative years of kindergarten through eighth grade. To accomplish this mission, the Institute has three primary goals: Transform the teaching of science to communicate the excitement and relevance of science; Reform the education of teachers to instill in tomorrow`s teachers an understanding and appreciation of science; and Create a consensus on the importance of elementary science education among leaders in education, business, and science. Merck has made a minimum ten year commitment of funding and resources to the Institute. The Institute will work very closely with faculty, administration, and community leaders in target school districts to enhance science education in the elementary grades of their schools. Once the Institute`s goals have been achieved in these initial partner districts, the Institute will replicate its programs in other districts.

Parravano, C.

1994-12-31

412

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

2011-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mehta, Venu

2013-01-01

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Millar, Robin

2012-01-01

415

Diversity in Ocean Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

416

Distance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science  

E-print Network

and conservation of natural resources. The Soil and Water Science Department offers excellent researchDistance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science Soil & Water ScienceSoil & Water Science University of Florida http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/distance Soil and Water Science College

Ma, Lena

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gibson, Melissa Leigh; Grant, Carl A.

2012-01-01

418

Research in Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Perspective  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Vitale, Michael R.; Romance, Nancy R.

2006-01-01

419

In Brief: Revitalizing Earth science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 5-year, $3.9-million U.S. National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership grant to Michigan Technological University (MTU), in Houghton, aims to improve instruction in middle-school Earth and space science courses. The program will enable geoscience and education researchers to work with middle-school science teachers to test strategies designed to reform science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Project lead researcher Bill

Randy Showstack

2008-01-01

420

Director of Multicultural Affairs POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT  

E-print Network

and conducting research on issues and policies concerning multicultural students in higher education · Create on current campaigns and goals at the request of the Executive Director of Marketing or the Executive

421

Master of Science in Applied Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

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

Tennessee, University of

422

Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology  

E-print Network

Courses (24 credit hours) EDPY 504 Motivation in Learning EDPY 506 Introduction to Educational ResearchMaster of Science Degree in Educational Psychology Distance Education Program A 36-credit hour distance education program designed for those pursuing professional careers in a variety of educational

Dai, Pengcheng

423

Center for Science Education 2011 -2012  

E-print Network

City Nature program doing environmental education and service-learning coordination, working by supporting educators at the K-12 level, higher education and in informal science arenas. The CSE offers opportunities including teaching in K-12 and higher education, educational program development and coordination

424

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127  

E-print Network

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www://www.oscarplusmcmaster.ca to find a mentor working in a career of interest. This is a great way to learn more about what the field

Hitchcock, Adam P.

425

Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Akpan, Ben B.

2010-01-01

426

Science Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator)  

E-print Network

Science Fiction in Computer Science Education Rebecca Bates (moderator) Minnesota State University of science fiction (SF) to engage students in computer science learning is becoming more popular [1 to engage students in technical topics as well as ethical and societal issues related to computing. After

Bates, Rebecca A.

427

Does Science Education Need the History of Science?  

E-print Network

Does Science Education Need the History of Science? By Graeme Gooday,* John M. Lynch,** Kenneth G questions over the kind of science that ought to be available to children in their school curricula was the secret of their creative success? Well--not yet, anyway. History of science is thus probably not quite

Lynch, John M.

428

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127  

E-print Network

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

Hitchcock, Adam P.

429

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127  

E-print Network

Science Career & Cooperative Education Burke Science Building Room 127 www-op program information session. To learn more about the program, when sessions are held, and how to apply visit: www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce Enroll in SCIENCE 2C00 to learn the skills for career success

Hitchcock, Adam P.

430

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."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rey, Micheline

431

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Martin, Michael

1994-10-01

432

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Martin

1994-01-01

433

Supporting STEM Education in Secondary Science Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education scholars emphasize the significance of an integrative, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education that encourages students to learn about the natural world through exploration, inquiry, and problem-solving experiences. This article reports on a professional development program aimed at improving a group of secondary science and mathematics teachers’ competence in using a problem-based approach in the teaching

Anila Asghar; Roni Ellington; Eric Rice; Francine Johnson; Glenda M. Prime

2012-01-01

434

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

435

D. Science Education in a National Emergency  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, Dr. Gillette identifies science education for civilian defense as a somewhat specialized form of applied science. He delineates this point of view by discussing eight areas of applied science which add up to an effective contribution to education for a national emergency. These include first aid, nuclear energy and its applications, nutrition, sanitation, implications of biological warfare,

B. Frank Gillette

1953-01-01

436

Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ajwa, Iyad

2007-01-01

437

Historical Approaches in German Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heering, Peter

2014-01-01

438

Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blades, David W.

2006-01-01

439

Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 teachers to implement STS education in the science classroom?”

Nasser Mansour

2007-01-01

440

Multicultural Teaching: Barriers and Recommendations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A pedagogy that serves students of all backgrounds and trains them to compete in a diverse world is becoming imperative. University educators have been slow to accept the challenge of multicultural teaching, yet it is not clearly understood why this is the case. The authors surveyed 464 faculty members from across disciplines at a large urban,…

Khaja, K.; Springer, J. T.; Bigatti, S.; Gibau, G. S.; Whitehead, D.; Grove, K.

2011-01-01

441

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

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

Kobayashi, Michiko

2012-01-01

442

A Code of Ethics That Binds Multicultural Communicators: A Plan for Unifying Communication Educators and Students.  

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This paper advances a plan for unifying communication educators and students. The paper first responds to Frank E.X. Dance's paper "This Above All" ("Spectra," 1982) and asserts that ethical K-12, college, and university communication educators should facilitate their students' exploration and integration of alternative perceptions and definitions…

Flores, Norma Landa

443

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

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

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

444

Multicultural and cross?cultural narrative inquiry into understanding immigrant students' educational experience in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of narrative inquiry to contribute to an understanding of immigrant students' educational experience. Research on immigrant students' education is reviewed and the need for detailed examination of these students' experiences in schools, such as is done in a narrative inquiry, is demonstrated. Current trends in narrative inquiry that focus on

JoAnn Phillion

2008-01-01

445

Cultural studies of science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In response to Stetsenko's [2008, Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3] call for a more unified approach in sociocultural perspectives, this paper traces the origins of the use of sociocultural ideas in New Zealand from the 1970s to the present. Of those New Zealanders working from a sociocultural perspective who responded to our query most had encountered these ideas while overseas. More recently activity theory has been of interest and used in reports of work in early childhood, workplace change in the apple industry, and in-service teacher education. In all these projects the use of activity theory has been useful for understanding how the elements of a system can transform the activity. We end by agreeing with Stetsenko that there needs to be a more concerted approach by those working from a sociocultural perspective to recognise the contribution of others in the field.

Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine

2008-07-01

446

Science Education Toward the World We Want  

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Defines the author's concept of "the world we want" and emphasizes the need to develop a "science of humanity" directed toward the solution of major human problems. The role of science educators in this endeavor is discussed. (LC)

Garrett, Alfred B.

1970-01-01

447

MPS Internships in Public Science Education (MPS-IPSE)  

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... 2003 and following. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION The National Science Foundation promotes and ... and Physical Sciences (MPS) announces the MPS Internships in Public Science Education (IPSE) program ...

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Prevention programs and special education: Considerations related to risk, social competence, and multiculturalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

As one reviews the literature on culture-related factors influencing behavioral outcomes and responsiveness to preventive\\u000a programs, it becomes clear that in addition to the more traditionally defined risk factors, “special education status” itself\\u000a can be considered an at-risk cultural designation. Despite this additional vulnerability to failure, primary prevention programs\\u000a for special education (SE) populations are found to be both underdeveloped

Peter J. Gager; Jeffrey S. Kress; Maurice J. Elias

1996-01-01

449

Supporting Inclusive Science for Special Educational Needs.  

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

Fenton, Adrian

2002-01-01

450

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-10-01

451

Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

2014-09-01

452

Sharing Success: Mathematics and Science Education.  

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

North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.

453

Institute of Education Sciences: Building Evidence-based Education  

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

Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

2007-01-01

454

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

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

Tytler, Russell

2007-01-01

455

Science education in a secular age  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A college science education instructor tells his students he rejects evolution. What should we think? The scene unfolds in one of the largest urban centers in the world. If we are surprised, why? Expanding on Federica Raia's (2012) first-hand experience with this scenario, I broaden her discussion by considering the complexity of science education in a secular age. Enjoining Raia within the framework of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, I task the science education community to consider the broad strokes of science, religious faith, and the complexity of modernity in its evolving, hybridized forms. Building upon anthropological approaches to science education research, I articulate a framework to more fully account for who, globally, is a Creationist, and what this means for our views of ethically responsive science education.

Long, David E.

2013-03-01

456

Reforming Science and Mathematics Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1991, the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. Collectively, those agreements are known as the State Systemic Initiatives (SSI's). Two complimentary programs, The Urban and Rural Systemic Initiatives (USI's and RSI's), address similar reforms in the nation's largest cities and poorest rural areas. The SSI Program departs significantly from past NSF practice in several ways. The funding is for a longer term and is larger in amount, and the NSF is taking a more activist role, seeking to leverage state and private funds and promote the coordination of programs within states. The Initiatives also have a stronger policy orientation than previous NSF programs have had. The NSF strategy is a reflection of the growing and widely held view that meaningful reforms in schools are most likely to be achieved through state initiatives that set clear and ambitious learning goals and standards; align all of the available policy levers in support of reform; stimulate school-level initiatives; and mobilize human and financial resources to support these changes. Two premises underlie systemic reform: (1) all children can meet significantly higher standards if they are asked to do so and given adequate opportunities to master the content, and (2) state and local policy changes can create opportunities by giving schools strong and consistent signals about the changes in practice and performance that are expected. Because this is an enormous investment of Federal resources that is intended to bring about deep, systemic improvement in the nation's ability to teach science and mathematics effectively, the NSF has contracted with a consortium of independent evaluators to conduct a review of the program. The first of the SSI's were funded in 1991, sufficiently long ago to begin to formulate some initial impressions of their impact. Take, for example, the various SSI's statements of "good educational practice." Most SSI's began their initiatives by establishing clear goals for what students should know and be able to do, reflecting the emergence of a national consensus for broad standards for just about every aspect of the educational process. The concerned persons in each SSI--policy-makers, educators, mathematicians, and scientists--have not necessarily reached the same conclusions about what children should learn or even what efforts are needed to put the necessary changes in place, but they are focused on common goals as expressed locally. The recent national dialogues about goals and standards have provided the basis for a remarkably consistent image of what states--at least the SSI states--consider good educational practice. The differences that do occur across states reflect variations in demographics, geography, resources, values, and educational structure. All the states with SSI's, regardless of their primary strategy, have address the professional development of teachers. Collectively, the SSI's reported that professional development services were provided to more than 50,000 teachers during the past year, which is approximately eight percent of the public school teachers in the participating states. The number of teachers participating varied by grade level and subject matter. Some states, for example, reported reaching more than one in every five middle-school mathematics teachers, but only one in every 20 high-school mathematics teachers. Focusing SSI resources on the professional development of classroom teachers implies changing their skill levels, knowledge, and beliefs. Attitudes and perceptions of administrators also changed in the process. The challenge lies in developing a strategy that provides on-going, in-depth professional development that reaches a significant portion of those who teach mathematics and the sciences. Not only must an effective development model(s), be provided, the infrastructure to accommodate all teachers must be created as well. Most state

Lagowski, J. J.

1995-09-01

457

Earth System Science Education Modules  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2009-12-01

458

Science and Religion: Implications for Science Educators  

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A religious perspective on life shapes how and what those with such a perspective learn in science; for some students a religious perspective can hinder learning in science. For such reasons Staver's article is to be welcomed as it proposes a new way of resolving the widely perceived discord between science and religion. Staver notes that Western…

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-01-01

459

Department of Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education  

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and teachers' conceptions of scientific/ mathematic inquiry and nature of science/math, instruc- tional models conceptions of scientific inquiry and nature of science, instructional models, evaluation, and research designDepartment of Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education

Heller, Barbara

460

Understanding Multiculturalism and Valuing Diversity: A Theoretical Perspective.  

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Presents two specific approaches to understanding multiculturalism--valuing diversity and taking proactive stances in regard to educating about diversity in society and in physical education and sport settings in particular. An adaptation of Chesler and Crowfoot's organizational stages of multiculturalism and Bennett's model of ethnocentric and…

DeSensi, Joy T.

1995-01-01

461

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

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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,…

Long, Marilee; Steinke, Jocelyn

462

Research facility access & science education  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1994-10-01

463

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

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

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

464

The Novice and the Newcomer. Student Teachers' Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Education.  

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This is a collection of essays written by students enrolled in a 1978-79 course in cross-cultural education, given by the editor at the University of Toronto. The introductory essay, by Bancroft, provides general information on what teaching intercultural relations entails. The remainder of the papers include: (1) "From Taiwan to Canada: A…

Bancroft, George W., Ed.

465

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

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

Valdes, Guadalupe

466

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

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

Mizrachi, Nissim

2012-01-01

467

The Work of Multicultural Teacher Education: Reconceptualizing White Teacher Candidates as Learners  

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This article explores and challenges a widely held and often unexamined conception of White teacher candidates as learners about issues of diversity and equity in teacher education. This conception suggests that most White teacher candidates are deficient learners who lack resources for learning about diversity. This review reframes this…

Lowenstein, Karen L.

2009-01-01

468

Culture and Character Education: Problems of Interpretation in a Multicultural Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to a growing perception that America’s youth lack the necessary values to grow and develop into adulthood in a socially healthy manner, character education has emerged as a rapidly growing proactive approach that serves to develop good character among young people. The authors examine several of the virtues thought to underlie good character from Character Counts!, a popular

John Chambers Christopher; Tamara Nelson; Mark D. Nelson

2003-01-01

469

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

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

Deering, Paul D.

2005-01-01

470

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

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

Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

2013-01-01

471

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

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

Roberts, Gary O.; Monroe-Baillargeon, Ann

2012-01-01

472

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

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

Hones, Donald F.

473

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Freeman, Nancy K.

474

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

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

Robinson, Lillian R.

2010-01-01

475

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

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

Morgan, Harry

476

The Power of Art in Multicultural Education: The International Stories Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Immigration is making this country and schools increasingly diverse. An unfortunate consequence of this condition is prejudice, discrimination, and lack of understanding. The challenge for educators is to create learning opportunities that will allow students to gain understanding and appreciation of the differences among the people who are in…

Graham, Mark A.

2009-01-01

477

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

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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,…

Wood, Shannon

2010-01-01

478

How a Deweyan science education further enables ethics education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Webster, Scott

2008-09-01

479

HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT  

E-print Network

HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT Ref: HBC/EST/PA April 23, 2012 Notice No:10 /12 Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai hereby invites applicants for "Walk details such as Name, Date of Birth, Full address with phone/mobile number and e-mail address (if any

Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

480

JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION JACKET  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

100% nylon, water repellent Taslan Jacket. Taffeta mesh lined jacket and sleeves, with 2 front zip pockets. Embroidered with the JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION logo. Available in Adult sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large. All proceeds from the sale of this item go to fund the JOHN GLENN CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION .

1900-01-01

481

Kentucky Geological Survey: Earth Science Education Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

482

Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

483

Global Reproduction and Transformation of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…

Tobin, Kenneth

2011-01-01

484

Excavating Science Education: Some Reflections from Archaeology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues for the use of the archaeological metaphor as an apt one when examining the historical layers and foundational bases underlying much of the current thought and practice in science education. Suggests some sort of correspondence between archaeological and science education processes. (DDR)

Wheeler, Alan E.

1997-01-01

485

On the evaluation of teaching and learning in higher education: a multicultural inquiry  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 explained 58% of the variance

Christopher J. White

2011-01-01

486

Museum of Science & Industry: Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

487

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2010-12-29

488

Ideology in science education: The Australian example  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In June 1993 Australia produced the final draft of its national science curriculum. The author argues that this document is fatally flawed, as it attempts to treat science education as a vehicle for dealing with a myriad social and moral concerns that are unrelated to science. This ideological approach presents a serious obstacle to good science teaching and creates a confused and distorted image of science. The pitfalls of the Australian science curriculum should be avoided by other nations that are attempting to improve science teaching.

Maratos, John

1995-09-01

489

Teacher Leaders In Research Based Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-04-10

490

Science Education in Bhutan: Issues and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

491

Marketing Earth Science Education Roel Snieder(1)  

E-print Network

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

Snieder, Roel

492

Technology and Reform-Based Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current reforms in science education call for the integration of digital technologies into science teaching, advocating that students learn science content and processes through technology. In this article, we provide practical examples, situated within the literature, of how digital technologies can be used to support the development and…

Dani, Danielle E.; Koenig, Kathleen M.

2008-01-01

493

Science, Education, and the Ideology of "How"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lang, Charles

2010-01-01

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Informal science education at Science City  

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

French, April Nicole

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Multicultural Counseling. ERIC Digest.  

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Multiculturalism has been defined as the fourth force in psychology, one which complements the psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic explanations of human behavior. Pederson's (1991) definition of multiculturalism leads to the inclusion of a large number of variables making multiculturalism generic to all counseling relationships. Locke (1990)…

Locke, Don C.

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Multicultural Leadership, Sustainable Total School Environment  

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Banks (2002) stated that to implement multicultural education successfully, we must think of the school as a social system. Therefore, if educational equity and excellence are to be provided to all students, a systemic Total School Environment [Banks (2001) "Cultural diversity and education: Foundations curriculum and teaching, 4th ed." Allyn and…

Yeung, See-Wai Alison; Lee, Yeung; Yue, K. W. Ryan

2006-01-01

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Ecojustice in science education: leaving the classroom  

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

Mueller, Michael P.

2011-06-01

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

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

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-04-01

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

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Psychology 3 C HED 20000 Health Education for Early Childhood 3 C PEB Electives 2 See note 1 on page 3 KentRoadmap: School Health Education - Health and Physical Education - Bachelor of Science in Education [EH-BSE-SHED-HPE] College of Education, Health and Human Services School of Health Sciences Catalog

Sheridan, Scott

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Roadmap: Physical Education Physical Education Licensure Bachelor of Science  

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Psychology 3 Fulfills Kent Core Social Sciences and domestic diversity requirement Kent Core Requirement 3 of Invasion Games 3 C Offered in fall only EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3 C ITEC 19525 Educational Physical Education 3 C Offered in spring only PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development 3 C PEB electives 3 C

Sheridan, Scott