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Science culture, language, and education in America : literacy, conflict, and successful outreach

Author: Emily Schoerning
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
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Can the culture and language of science be an alienating force that discourages marginalized people from identifying with scientists and pursuing higher education in the sciences? More broadly, does an education system which unwittingly presents science as a distinct culture result in a population susceptible to doubt, confusion, and denial? This volume explores how this 'culture of science' is reflected and  Read more...
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Schoerning, Emily.
Science culture, language, and education in America.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(DLC) 2018942018
(OCoLC)1029807408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Schoerning
ISBN: 9781349958139 1349958131 1349958123 9781349958122
OCLC Number: 1038471721
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents: 1. Where are we now? Where could we be? --
2. The culture of classroom science : discourse, dialog, and language practices --
3. Nature of science misconceptions : a source of cultural conflict --
4. Culture and conflict : science and social controversy --
5. Science and religion : meshing and conflicting worldviews --
6. A case study in transforming communities : the science booster club program.
Responsibility: Emily Schoerning.

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Can the culture and language of science be an alienating force that discourages marginalized people from identifying with scientists and pursuing higher education in the sciences?  Read more...

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