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Reflexivity and Diversity in Science Education Research in Europe: Towards Cultural Perspectives

  • Michiel van EijckEmail author
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Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 8)

Abstract

Addressing the educational needs of future citizens in a scientifically sophisticated society requires one to take into account the role of diversity in science education from a cultural perspective. Despite this requirement, cultural studies of science education are underrepresented in the European scholarly realm. This lack of research has a reflexive meaning for how science education and scientific knowledge is taken more generally in the European research community. Thus, rethinking diversity in science education research from a reflexive perspective lays bare some theoretical constraints inherent to dominant research traditions in science education in Europe. This rethinking opens up a way to overcome these theoretical barriers, thereby providing opportunities for future research on diversity in science education in Europe from cultural perspectives.

Keywords

Science Education Cultural Study Diversity Issue Cultural Perspective Science Teacher Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eindhoven School of EducationEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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