STEM-Rich Maker Learning: Designing for Equity with Youth of Color

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Teachers College Press, Jul 27, 2018 - Education - 184 pages
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Foreword by Yasmin Kafai -- Equity and the maker movement -- The promise of the maker movement -- Building a framework for equitable and consequential maker learning -- Light-up scooter -- Learning with youth : the chapters in this book -- Looking ahead -- Working toward an equitable and consequential culture of youth-based maker learning -- Feeling accomplished -- Considering equitable and consequential maker learning: -- Mobilities of criticality -- How we use a mobilities of criticality framework -- Mobilities of criticality -- Why we focus our work in community partnerships -- Looking ahead -- "We wanna makerspace!" : youth participatory action research toward the design of equity-oriented making -- Design of making environments -- Youth participatory action research -- The unfolding of an investigation -- Critical moments -- Discussion -- Looking ahead: challenging the boundaries of making and makerspaces -- Youth as community ethnographers -- Youth as community ethnographers -- Community ethnography as pedagogy in making -- Community ethnography toward new practices and spaces of making -- Community dialogues and observations toward refining the problem space -- Community ethnography for equitable and consequential making -- Co-making : imagining new social futures through community making -- Supporting a culture of co-making -- Co-making toward new relationalities in making -- Negotiating tensions inherent in relationality and co-making -- Looking ahead -- Making for a more just world -- Stories of youth makers -- Rooted in community -- Making for place and place-making -- Looking ahead -- Seeding an authentic community making culture -- Organizing for material reimaginings and new social futures -- Expanding maker-roles, expanding agency -- Looking ahead -- Making and the equity agenda : looking forward -- Equitable and consequential stem-rich making and maker learning -- Co-creating an emergent, community-focused youth making culture with youth makers -- References -- Index -- About the authors.
 

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Contents

Equity and the Maker Movement
1
Working Toward an Equitable and Consequential Culture of YouthBased Maker Learning
18
We Want a Makerspace
34
Youth as Community Ethnographers
62
CoMaking
88
Making for a More Just World
107
Seeding an Authentic Community Making Culture
130
Making and the Equity Agenda
155
References
168
Index
176
About the Authors
184
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Angela Calabrese Barton is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Edna Tan is associate professor in science education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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