What Kind of a Girl Does Science ? The Construction of School Science Identities

@inproceedings{Brickhouse2000WhatKO,
  title={What Kind of a Girl Does Science ? The Construction of School Science Identities},
  author={Nancy Brickhouse and Patricia Lowery and Katherine Schultz},
  year={2000}
}
A view of science as a culturally-mediated way of thinking and knowing suggests that learning can be defined as engagement with scientific practices. How students engage in school science is influenced by whether and how students view themselves and whether or not they are the kind of person who engages in science. It is therefore crucial to understand students’ identities and how they do or do not overlap with school science identities. In this paper, we describe four middle school African… CONTINUE READING
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