Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Science Education Reform for Diversity

  3. From Learning to Pedagogy

  4. Science Teacher Education and Diversity

  5. Cultural Issues in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Anita Hussénius, Kristina Andersson, Annica Gullberg, Kathryn Scantlebury
      Pages 301-315
    3. Michael J. Reiss
      Pages 317-328

About this book


Reflecting the very latest theory on diversity issues in science education, including new dialogic approaches, this volume explores the subject from a range of perspectives and draws on studies from around the world. The work discusses fundamental topics such as how we conceptualize diversity as well as examining the ways in which heterogeneous cultural constructs influence the teaching and learning of science in a range of contexts.

Including numerous strategies ready for adoption by interested teachers, the book addresses the varied cultural factors that influence engagement with science education. It seeks answers to the question of why increasing numbers of students fail to connect with science education in schools and looks at the more subtle impact that students’ individually constructed identities have on the teaching and learning of science. Recognizing the diversity of its audience, the book covers differing levels and science subjects, and examines material from a range of viewpoints that include pedagogy, curricula, teacher education, learning, gender, religion, and ICT, as well as those of in-service and trainee teachers at all levels.


ICT STEM beliefs cultural studies curricula dialogue diversity gender knowledge society learning multiculturalism pedagogy practices religion science education science education reform science learning science teaching science, technology, engineering mathematics STEM scientific literacy sociocultural perspectives voices

Editors and affiliations

  • Nasser Mansour
    • 1
  • Rupert Wegerif
    • 2
  1. 1.St Luke's Campus, Graduate School of EducationUniversity of ExeterExeterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.St. Lukes CampusUniversity of ExeterExeter, DevonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4562-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4563-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7237
  • About this book