Moving the Equity Agenda Forward

Equity Research, Practice, and Policy in Science Education

  • Julie A. Bianchini
  • Valarie L. Akerson
  • Angela Calabrese Barton
  • Okhee Lee
  • Alberto J. Rodriguez

Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Science Education Policy

  3. Introduction: Globalization

  4. Introduction: Context and Culture

  5. Introduction: Discourse, Language, and Identity

  6. Introduction: Leadership and Social Networking

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-378

About this book


This volume takes on the vital tasks of celebrating, challenging, and attempting to move forward our understanding of equity and diversity in science education. Organized thematically, the book explores five key areas of science education equity research: science education policy; globalization; context and culture; discourse, language and identity; and leadership and social networking. Chapter authors -- emerging to established US science education scholars -- present their latest research on how to make science interesting and accessible to all students. The volume includes international voices as well: Scholars from around the world crafted responses to each section. Together, authors and respondents attempt to refine our methods for examining equity issues across classrooms, schools, and policies, and deepen our understanding of ways to promote equity and acknowledge diversity in science classrooms.

Moving the Equity Agenda Forward is endorsed by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. The volume gains authority from the fact that it was edited by one current and four former chairs of NARST’s Equity and Ethics Committee.


Context and Culture K12 science education Language, Discourse, and Identity cultural studies cultural studies of science education diversity elementary science education equity globalization leadership learning science policy science education research methodology science education science education policy science for all science teacher education social justice social networking teaching science

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie A. Bianchini
    • 1
  • Valarie L. Akerson
    • 2
  • Angela Calabrese Barton
    • 3
  • Okhee Lee
    • 4
  • Alberto J. Rodriguez
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of California Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Curriculum and Instruction School of EducationIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Teacher EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  4. 4.School of EducationUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  5. 5.Department of Curriculum and Instruction College of EducationPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4466-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4467-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7237
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