Feminist Science Education

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Teachers College Press, 1998 - Education - 156 pages
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Based on a two-year teacher-research study, this book questions and challenges how power and knowledge relationships position teachers, students, and science with and against one another in the classroom.
 

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Contents

Feminist Liberatory Science Education?
1
Issues of Equity
2
GenderInclusive Science
4
Situated Knowing and Learning
13
Positionality and the Politics of Feminist Teacher Research
20
Learning to Question Science for All
22
Positionality
28
Positionality and Feminist Science Teacher Research
30
To Talk About Juans Mother or Not
76
Midwives Science and Intuitive Scientific Knowledge
80
Transforming Education Through Political Pedagogical Practice
86
Revisioning Science Through Lived Experience
90
Learning Science Through Whose Experiences?
91
Gas Laws
93
Positioning Science
106
Political and Social Implications for Positioning Science Through Experience
109

Positioning Science Through Oral Histories
37
Lisa Karms and the Human Element
38
Kurt Phillips and the Elitism of Western Science
42
Patti Ricker and the Political Nature of Science
46
Karen Ross and Weaving the Themes Together
50
Repositioning Chemistry Through Oral Histories
54
Learning About Ourselves Inside of Science Outside of Science
58
Critical Awareness
61
Praxis
65
Moving Relationships
68
Reflections
72
Centering Lived Experience
75
Rereading Lived Experiences for a Liberatory Science Education
110
Repositioning the Discourses Framing a Science for All
117
Implications of Feminist Teacher Research for Knowing in Science Teacher Education
119
Schools and Science as Political Sites for Transformative Praxis
123
Positional and Situated Teaching Knowing and Learning and Experience
129
Positioning Reform in the Larger Discourses of Power and Possibility
133
Looking Ahead
135
NOTES
141
REFERENCES
143
INDEX
151
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
156
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About the author (1998)

Angela Calabrese Barton is an assistant professor in the Program in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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