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There is no equity in a vacuum: On the importance of historical, political, and moral considerations in science education

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posted on 21.08.2019, 00:00 authored by Daniel Morales-Doyle
As a response to Fortney and Atwood’s “Teaching with understanding while teaching for understanding” (this issue), this paper challenges definitions of equity that do not explicitly deal with oppression and injustice. I argue that in order to address the problem of inequity at its roots, we must re-center the historical, political, and moral dimensions of equity to disrupt dominant assumptions about the goals of science education. The justice-centered approach I advocate requires understanding inequity as one component of social injustice and necessitates that science education be linked with larger movements for social change.

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Post print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at springerlink.com; DOI:10.1007/s11422-019-09925-y.

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Morales-Doyle, D. (2019). There is no equity in a vacuum: on the importance of historical, political, and moral considerations in science education. Cultural Studies of Science Education. doi:10.1007/s11422-019-09925-y

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1871-1502

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01/03/2019

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