Science Education

Cover image for Vol. 101 Issue 4

Edited by Sherry Southerland and John Settlage

Impact Factor: 2.506

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 16/235 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1098-237X

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Focus on … Equity and Out of School Learning

Introduction to the Focus on …Equity and Out of School Learning
Leslie Rupert Herrenkohl & Bronwyn Bevan
Volume 101, Issue 4

The focus feature in this issue addresses equity in out-of-school learning. The four essays discuss theoretical and conceptual dimensions of equity and consider how it has been defined in the field. In addition, they examine the various approaches to equity that have emerged in different contexts outside of school including designed settings such as museums, after school clubs, and media as well as everyday contexts such as hobbies. This focus section comes at a critical time for the field of out-of-school and everyday learning and indeed for our world. Achieving equity, writ large, is the significant challenge of our time. Given that challenge, what role can out-of-school or extended day science education play in addressing equity issues? And how can out-of-school science education itself be designed to be more equitable? Those are the concerns that the four essays in this section address. READ MORE

Research–practice partnerships as a strategy for promoting equitable science teaching and learning through leveraging everyday science
William R. Penuel

Everyday science learning and equity: Mapping the contested terrain
Thomas M. Philip & Flávio S. Azevedo

Equity and the meaning of science learning: A defining challenge for sciencemuseums
NoahWeeth Feinstein

Social justice and out-of-school science learning: Exploring equity in science television, science clubs andmaker spaces
Emily Dawson

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