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If Multicultural Science Education Standards’ Existed, What Would They Look Like?

Abstract

The intersection between science teacher education and multiculturalism has produced a considerable amount of research in the science education community. This paper suggests, according to current science teacher preparation literature, an initial set of multicultural science education standards for science methods course instructors of preservice teachers: dialogic conversation, authentic activities, reflexivity, ability, committed practice, and knowing. Included in the discussion of each standard is an activity or lesson that a science methods course instructor can implement.

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Ferguson, R. If Multicultural Science Education Standards’ Existed, What Would They Look Like?. J Sci Teacher Educ 19, 547–564 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10972-008-9108-5

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Keywords

  • Multiculturalism
  • Social constructivism
  • Standards
  • Pre-service teacher preparation