Feminist Science Education

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Teachers College Press, 1998 - Education - 156 pages
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?
xi
GenderInclusive Science
2
Situated Knowing and Learning
11
Positionality and the Politics of Feminist Teacher Research
18
Learning to Question Science for All
20
Positionality
26
Positionality and Feminist Science Teacher Research
28
Positioning Science Through Oral Histories
35
Midwives Science and Intuitive Scientific Knowledge
78
Transforming Education Through Political Pedagogical Practice
84
Revisioning Science Through Lived Experience
88
Learning Science Through Whose Experiences?
89
Gas Laws
91
Positioning Science
104
Political and Social Implications for Positioning Science Through Experience
107
Rereading Lived Experiences for a Liberatory Science Education
108

Lisa Karms and the Human Element
36
Kurt Phillips and the Elitism of Western Science
40
Patti Ricker and the Political Nature of Science
44
Karen Ross and Weaving the Themes Together
48
Repositioning Chemistry Through Oral Histories
52
Learning About Ourselves Inside of Science Outside of Science
56
Critical Awareness
59
Praxis
63
Moving Relationships
66
Reflections
70
Centering Lived Experience
73
To Talk About Juans Mother or Not
74
Repositioning the Discourses Framing a Science for All
115
Implications of Feminist Teacher Research for Knowing in Science Teacher Education
117
Schools and Science as Political Sites for Transformative Praxis
121
Positional and Situated Teaching Knowing and Learning and Experience
127
Positioning Reform in the Larger Discourses of Power and Possibility
131
Looking Ahead
133
NOTES
139
REFERENCES
141
INDEX
149
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
154
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Angela Calabrese Barton is an assistant professor in the Program in Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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