February 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138289949 - CAT# Y317615
Series: Routledge Research in Education
Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning explores how some people are excluded from science education and communication. Taking the role of science in society as a starting point, it critically examines the concept of equity in science learning and develops a framework to support inclusive change.
This book presents a theoretically informed, empirically detailed analysis of how people from minoritised groups in the UK experience science and everyday science learning resources in their everyday lives. The book draws on two years of ethnographic research carried out in London with five community groups identified as Asian, Somali, Afro-Caribbean, Latin American and Sierra Leonean. Exploring their experiences of everyday science learning from a sociological perspective, with social justice as a guiding concern, this book opens with a theory of exclusion and closes with a theory of inclusion.
Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning is not only an essential text for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers of Science Education, Science Communication and Museum Studies, but for any professional working in museums, science centres and institutions public engagement.
Preface and acknowledgements; ONE. Exploring Exclusion; TWO. Understanding exclusion; THREE. Mapping participation; FOUR. No ‘taste’ for science?; FIVE. Feeling excluded; SIX. Being excluded; SEVEN. Transforming everyday science learning; EIGHT. Afterword; APPENDIX. Research methods