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 directors, multicultural educators, and cultural anthropologists – were selected based on both their divergent and convergent perspectives on multicultural science education. By including contributors from a number of constituencies, this book offers a broad perspective on multicultural science education in addition to providing a vision for the future. Extensive literature reviews have also been included to assist the reader and focus discussion.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2003, 2005, 2007. XIII, 217 pp.
Contents: Norvella P. Carter/Patricia J. Larke/Gail Singleton-Taylor/Erich Santos: Multicultural Science Education: Moving
Beyond Tradition – Alberto J. Rodriguez: «Science for All» and Invisible Ethnicities: How the Discourse of Power and Good
Intentions Undermine the National Science Education Standards – Roberta Ahlquist/Julie Kailin: Teaching Science from a Critical
Multicultural Perspective – Mary M. Atwater/Denise Crockett: Prospective Teachers‘ Education World View and Teacher Education
Programs: Through the Eyes of Culture, Ethnicity, and Class – Shirley Gholston Key: Enhancing the Science Interest of African
American Students Using Cultural Inclusion – Paul McD. Rowland/Carol R. Adkins: Native American Science Education and Its
Implications for Multicultural Science Education – Charles E. Simmons: Multicultural Science Education Program Demonstrates
Equity and Excellence – Cathleen C. Loving/Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano: Good Versus Bad Culturally Relevant Science: Avoiding
the Pitfalls – Peter Ninnes: Rethinking Multicultural Science Education: Representations, Identities, and Texts – Samina Hadi-Tabassum:
Defining a Theoretical Framework for Multicultural Science.