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Critical Voices in Science Education Research

Narratives of Hope and Struggle

  • Jesse Bazzul
  • Christina Siry

Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Critical Reflections: Stories of Struggle & Hope

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jesse Bazzul, Christina Siry
      Pages 3-7
    3. Aswathy Raveendran
      Pages 27-36
    4. Ralph Levinson
      Pages 37-45
    5. David Segura, Olayinka Mohorn-Mintah
      Pages 47-58
    6. Lyn Carter, Carolina Castano Rodriguez, Jenny Martin
      Pages 59-71
    7. Darren Hoeg, Larry Bencze, Sarah El Halwany, Erin Sperling, Majd Zouda
      Pages 127-139
  3. Science Education, Politics and Resistance

About this book


This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through solidarity, commonality, and “telling the story”, justice-oriented science education researchers will feel more supported in their own journeys. Being a scholar and teacher that sees science education as a space for justice, and thinking/being different, entry into this disciplinary field often comes with tense moments and personal difficulties.

The chapter authors of this book break into many painful, awkward, and seemingly nebulous topics, including the intersectional nuances of what it means to be a researcher in the contexts of epistemic rigidness, white supremacy, and neoliberal restructuring. Of course these contexts become different depending on how teachers, students, and researchers are constituted within them (as racialized/sexed/gendered/disposable/valued subjects). We hope that within these narratives readers will identify with similar struggles in terms of what it means to desire to “do good in the world”, while facing subtle and not-so-subtle institutional, personal cultural, and political challenges.


critical science education social justice political engagement transformative education social transformation ecological transformation New scholars Mentoring science education research science teacher educator science teaching narratives

Editors and affiliations

  • Jesse Bazzul
    • 1
  • Christina Siry
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ReginaReginaCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Educational SciencesThe University of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Voices in Science Education Research
  • Book Subtitle Narratives of Hope and Struggle
  • Editors Jesse Bazzul
    Christina Siry
  • Series Title Cultural Studies of Science Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cultural Stud.Sci.Educat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-99989-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-99990-6
  • Series ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series E-ISSN 1879-7237
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Learning & Instruction
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