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09-03-2019 | Forum

Indigenous STEM success stories as disquieting decolonization: thoughts on new times and, old thoughts about place-ness

While some Indigenous individuals have achieved “success” in STEM careers, persistent questions from many Indigenous scholars and communities about epistemic dominance at universities remain. Going beyond student achievement, this essay regards …

07-03-2019 | Original Paper

Looking forward by looking back: equity in science education as socially just and morally healing action

In this conceptual paper, we argue that social justice, morality, and healing must be at the core of an equity agenda for science education. When we view equity through this lens, teachers’ and researchers’ historically informed moral stances …

07-03-2019 | Forum

How do we know whether the glass is half full? Reflections on equity, hope, and cycles of violence

How should we define equity and justice when it comes to communities and countries with historical, political, and economic trajectories different than ours? In the article “Rethinking equity: standpoints emerging from a community project with …

07-03-2019 | Forum

There is no equity in a vacuum: on the importance of historical, political, and moral considerations in science education

As a response to Fortney and Atwood’s “Teaching with understanding while teaching for understanding” (this issue), this paper challenges definitions of equity that do not explicitly deal with oppression and injustice. I argue that in order to …

06-03-2019 | Forum

Pathways, intersections and leaky pipelines: the cognitive function of metaphors for research on STEM careers

With the present forum contribution, I respond to the paper “Discerning contextual complexities in STEM career pathways—Insights from successful Latinas” by Alejandro Gallard Martínez, Wesley Pitts, Silvia Lizette Ramos de Robles, Katie L. Milton …

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Examines science education as a cultural, cross-age, cross-class, and cross-disciplinary phenomenon. It establishes bridges between science education and social studies of science, public understanding of science, science and human values, and science and literacy. The journal provides an interactive platform for researchers working in the multidisciplinary fields of cultural studies and science education.

By taking a cultural approach and paying close attention to theories from cultural studies, the journal reflects the current diversity in science education. In addition, it reflects the variety of settings in which science education takes place, including schools, museums, zoos, laboratories, parks, aquariums, and community development, maintenance and restoration programs.

In addition to original research articles, the journal publishes essays, OP-ED, comments, criticisms, and letters on emerging issues.

The book series Cultural Studies of Science Education complements this journal.

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