There is no equity in a vacuum: On the importance of historical, political, and moral considerations in science education
journal contributionposted on 2019-08-21, 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.
Publisher StatementPost print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at springerlink.com; DOI:10.1007/s11422-019-09925-y.
CitationMorales-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