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Diverse Urban Youth’s Learning of Science Outside School in University Outreach and Community Science Programs

  • Jrène RahmEmail author
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 24)

Abstract

In this chapter, I explore the role of university outreach and community science programs in the lives of diverse urban youth. Grounded in sociocultural theory, I take for granted that scientific literacy development entails an understanding of the range, or repertoires, of cultural practices the youth engage in, including such settings besides family and school. While most studies report on the product of participation in such practices, I focus on the process of learning and articulate the relationship among forms of participation and identities in science in such practices that are part of youth’s scientific literacy development.

Keywords

Community science programs diverse urban youth sociocultural theory identity university outreach programs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontréalCanada

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