Consuming School (Science) Education: A Family-Based Perspective

  • Giuliano Reis
Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 16)


In this chapter, I resort to personal stories to approach ethical consumerism, especially from the privileged place of my family. Particularly, I direct my critique to the commodification of school education and, by extension, (my) teaching. Likewise, I provoke readers to reflect on the implications of buying learning – or purchasing certified knowledge? – as a means of turning particularly young people into unrestrained consumers. In sharing my narratives, I hope to inspire readers to reconsider their own family-based lived experiences with consuming schooling as resources for achieving more sustainable and socioecological ways of living in society. While people might search far and near for inspiration and opportunities to become better versions of themselves, what they need might be already where they are.


Family Place-based education Commodification of education Teacher education Science teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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