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Under Cover of Night: (Re)Gendering Mathematics and Science Education

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Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (volume 2)

Abstract

There are many stories about science. The ones which children read or have read to them typically present a benign view of a world of bespectacled, potty professors who invent magic potions, cures and remedies to help children and other people or animals out of some calamity. Sometimes they construct rickety rockets or shiny spaceships to transport children and themselves to other galaxies in pursuit of another adventure. These are the children’s bedtime stories which take them off to their slumbering dream worlds for yet another night. What goes on during the night? How do these early stories interplay with the children’s emerging understandings of the worlds in which they live? What foundations do they lay for the future? How do the girls and boys see themselves in their dreams?

Keywords

Science Education Teacher Education Science Teacher Distance Education Gender Equity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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