Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise

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Eighteen contributors from science, research, science education, teacher preparation, multicultural education, and cultural anthropology provide multiple perspectives on the complex issues of multicultural science education. Coverage includes an historical overview of the key issues, the "discourse of invisibility" in the National Science Education Standards, expanding the sociocultural focus in science curricula, the influences of worldview and self- identity on science teaching, avoiding pitfalls in creating culturally relevant science, an alternate framework for conceptualizing science, and cultural inclusion models for African American and Native American students. For science educators. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820445403
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Counterpoints Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Multicultural Science Education: Moving Beyond Tradition 1
Ch. 2 "Science for All" and Invisible Ethnicities: How the Discourse of Power and Good Intentions Undermine the National Science Education Standards 21
Ch. 3 Teaching Science from a Critical Multicultural Perspective 37
Ch. 4 Prospective Teachers' Education World View and Teacher Education Programs: Through the Eyes of Culture, Ethnicity, and Class 55
Ch. 5 Enhancing the Science Interest of African American Students Using Cultural Inclusion 87
Ch. 6 Native American Science Education and Its Implications for Multicultural Science Education 103
Ch. 7 Multicultural Science Education Program Demonstrates Equity and Excellence 121
Ch. 8 Good Versus Bad Culturally Relevant Science: Avoiding the Pitfalls 147
Ch. 9 Rethinking Multicultural Science Education: Representations, Identities, and Texts 167
Ch. 10 Defining a Theoretical Framework for Multicultural Science 187
List of Contributors 203
Index 207
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