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Calabrese Barton, A., & Yang, K. (2000). “The culture of power and science education: Learning from Miguel.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 37(8), 871–889.
In this case study, Calabrese Barton and Yang describe how a young person’s strong interest in science (specifically reptiles) outside of school went unrecognized by his school teachers and his family as an aptitude for science. The authors describe how the prevailing view of science, framed in the context of the culture of power, can narrow...