The Natural World and Science Education in the United States

Authors: Sharma, Ajay, Buxton, Cory

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  • Critiques the production of nature though school science to denormalize the dated representations for current and future students 
  • Presents nature in ways that match current scientific understanding of life on Earth in current Anthropocene era–epoch of time that began when humans started to exert significant impact on the Earth’s ecosystems on a global scale 
  • Paves the way for improved curricular material, better preparation of science teachers and more scientifically accurate instruction about nature in schools
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This book focuses on the representation of nature in science education in schools in the United States. Given the importance of our relationship with the nonhuman world for the fate of our planet, this work gives special attention to the representation, instruction, and understanding of the relationship between the social and the natural world. It also proposes an alternative, sustainability science-based conceptual framework for ecology and environmental science topics in science education, which is compatible with the current social-ecological understanding of life in the Anthropocene epoch.

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Ajay Sharma is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia, USA. His current research centers on explorations of representations of nature in science education as well as neoliberalism’s impact on education. 
Cory Buxton is UGA Athletic Association Professor of Education at the University of Georgia, USA. His expertise is in teaching and learning science with English learners and in science-centered language acquisition and teacher professional learning to support the simultaneous development of science inquiry practices and the disciplinary discourse of science.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Natural World and Science Education in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76186-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76186-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76185-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09424-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 214
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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