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Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice
Summarising worldwide historical findings, Glen Aikenhead, an expert in the field of culturally sensitive science education, offers evidence in support of classroom practice.
Cross‐cultural science education: A cognitive explanation of a cultural phenomenon
Recent developments in concept learning and in science-for-all curricula have stimulated our interest in two fields of study: how students move between their everyday life-world and the world ofExpand
Toward a First Nations Cross-Cultural Science and Technology Curriculum.
This article explores First Nations (Native American) science education from a cultural perspective. Science is recognized as a subculture of Western culture. Scientific and Aboriginal ideas aboutExpand
Integrating Western and Aboriginal Sciences: Cross-Cultural Science Teaching
The article addresses issues of social power and privilege experienced by Aboriginal students in science classrooms. First, I present a rationale for a cross-cultural science education dedicated toExpand
Indigenous knowledge and science revisited
This article provides a guided tour through three diverse cultural ways of understanding nature: an Indigenous way (with a focus on Indigenous nations in North America), a neo-indigenous way (aExpand
The Development of a New Instrument: "Views on Science- Technology-Society" (VOSTS)
Educators who plan science lessons, who develop science curricula, or who evaluate learning, often wonder about students' preconceptions of the material to be taught. Until now, attention has mainlyExpand
Students' ease in crossing cultural borders into school science
The purpose of this article is to fine-tune a grounded-theory scheme originally proposed in this journal by Costa (1995). She categorized students according to the ease with which they succeed inExpand
Transcending Cultural Borders: Implications for Science Teaching
Abstract The current development towards ‘science for all’ in all parts of the globe necessitates that consideration be given to how pupils move between their everyday life‐world and the world ofExpand