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Vol. 55, No. 5-6, 2012
Issue release date: January 2013
Section title: Original Paper
Human Development 2012;55:302–318
(DOI:10.1159/000345322)

Desettling Expectations in Science Education

Bang M. · Warren B. · Rosebery A.S. · Medin D.
aUniversity of Washington, Seattle, Wash., bChèche Konnen Center, TERC, Cambridge, Mass., and cNorthwestern University, Evanston, Ill., USA

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 1/7/2013

Number of Print Pages: 17
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0018-716X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0054 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HDE

Abstract

Calls for the improvement of science education in the USA continue unabated, with particular concern for the quality of learning opportunities for students from historically nondominant communities. Despite many and varied efforts, the field continues to struggle to create robust, meaningful forms of science education. We argue that ‘settled expectations’ in schooling function to (a) restrict the content and form of science valued and communicated through science education and (b) locate students, particularly those from nondominant communities, in untenable epistemological positions that work against engagement in meaningful science learning. In this article we examine two episodes with the intention of reimagining the relationship between science learning, classroom teaching, and emerging understandings of grounding concepts in scientific fields – a process we call desettling. Building from the examples, we draw out some key ways in which desettling and reimagining core relations between nature and culture can shift possibilities in learning and development, particularly for nondominant students.


  

Author Contacts

Megan Bang
University of Washington, College of Education
Miller Hall, Box 353600
Seattle, WA 98195 (USA)
E-Mail mbang3@uw.edu

  

Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 17
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 80

  

Publication Details

Human Development

Vol. 55, No. 5-6, Year 2012 (Cover Date: January 2013)

Journal Editor: Nucci L. (Berkeley, Calif.)
ISSN: 0018-716X (Print), eISSN: 1423-0054 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HDE


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 1/7/2013

Number of Print Pages: 17
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0018-716X (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0054 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HDE


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