Missed opportunities in science education among urban youth

January 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

In this case study, Calabrese Barton and Yang describe how a young person’s strong interest in science (specifically reptiles) outside of school went unrecognized by his school teachers and his family as an aptitude for science. The authors describe how the prevailing view of science, framed in the context of the culture of power, can narrow learners’ perceived opportunities to pursue academic or professional pathways in science.


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Nicole Bulalacao, Author, Exploratorium

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Access and Inclusion: Urban
Audience: Adults | Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs