Cultural Studies of Science Education

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 239–254

Urban science classrooms and new possibilities: on intersubjectivity and grammar in the third space


DOI: 10.1007/s11422-008-9162-5

Cite this article as:
Emdin, C. Cult Stud of Sci Educ (2009) 4: 239. doi:10.1007/s11422-008-9162-5


In this article I explore research in urban science education inspired by the work of Kris Gutierrez in a paper based on her 2005 Scribner Award. It addresses key points in Gutierrez’s work by exploring theoretical frameworks for research and approaches to teaching and research that expand the discourse on the agency of urban youth in corporate school settings. The work serves as an overview of under-discussed approaches and theoretical frameworks to consider in teaching and conducting research with marginalized urban youth in urban science classrooms.


Urban science educationThird spaceNeo indigenousCogenerative dialoguesCosmopolitanism

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA