'Multiple dialogues with diverse viewpoints' - one science teacher's journey in a strange new land

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dc.contributor.author Whitten, Michelle en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-10T02:09:44Z en
dc.date.available 2015-04-10T02:09:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2003-5 en
dc.identifier.citation ACE papers, Issue 12: Curriculum theory, issues and practice: Student voices, Paper 2. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25113 en
dc.description These ACE working papers were a publication of the Auckland College of Education and the last of these was produced in 2006. en
dc.description.abstract There has been much debate about the reasons for the low participation and attainment levels in science of Maori and Pacific Island students. Explanations have often been couched in terms of deficit theories that blame the victims for their own educational failure. This paper examines the nature of science as it is generally presented in the science classroom. It discusses the influences that have shaped the culture of science, and argues that students are being alienated from science because of difficulties with gaining access to its culture, and because of Western science’s presentation of itself as the only legitimate way of collecting, interpreting and legitimising knowledge of the natural world. Though this presents problems for all students, it presents particular difficulties for students from cultures other than the dominant culture. A possible approach to multicultural science education is discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACE papers en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title 'Multiple dialogues with diverse viewpoints' - one science teacher's journey in a strange new land en
dc.type Technical Report en
pubs.issue 12 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en

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