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13 Questions

Reframing Education's Conversation: Science


Edited By Lynn A. Bryan and Kenneth Tobin

13 Questions: Reframing Education’s Conversation: Science examines thirteen critical questions confronting contemporary science education and a dynamic and evolving universe threatened by issues of sustainability and disharmony. The world’s leading scholars in science education utilize cutting-edge theories and analyses to illuminate possible pathways in a world threatened by global warming, mass extinctions, and pervasive conflicts. These provocative responses to some of the most difficult questions facing science education to date are intended to provoke, expand, and enlighten readers about possibilities for transforming and enhancing the social and physical worlds we inhabit and for which we are stewards.

The sections of 13 Questions address science curriculum; power and science education; quality of science teachers; quality of science students; quality of science teacher education; equity; language; religion; race; families; culture of science and science education; political issues and science education; and bold visions for science education. The book is international in scope and shows value for difference in the perspectives, values, and theoretical underpinnings of authors.

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Martha Allexsaht-Snider completed her doctorate in Crosscultural Education at the University of California at Santa Barbara (1991) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include: family-school-community interactions in diverse settings, including Latino/a communities and rural México, and professional development and equity in mathematics and science education. Currently, she is collaborating with colleagues in a four-year National Science Foundation grant titled Language-rich Inquiry Science with English Language Learners through Biotechnology (LISELL-B) that involves Latino/a middle and high school students, their families, and their science and ESOL teachers.

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