Citizenship science education? Responding to the voices of Aboriginal communities

Lewthwaite, Brian, and Wilson, Kimberley (2012) Citizenship science education? Responding to the voices of Aboriginal communities. In: Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference. pp. 1-21. From: Australasian Science Education Research Association, 27-30 June 2012, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. (Unpublished)

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A tension evident in science education conversations today from the classroom to the policy-making level across Canada, New Zealand and Australia is questioning the purpose of science education (for example, Australian Academy of Science, 2010; New Zealand Centre for Education Research, 2011). These conversations seek resolution to the question: what is the purpose of science education in schools and which of these purposes matters most? At the centre of these concerns is questioning a long held belief that science education experience should continue to primarily serve national interest for economic prosperity by preparing a small number of future scientists at the expense of engaging all young people in Citizenship Science. A question that needs to arise in this ongoing conversation is what is meant by a Citizenship Science education and, more importantly, whose interests does Citizenship Science education serve? Is Citizenship Science education just another attempt to serve a nations' interests?

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