Better Science 7: Working for a Multicultural Society
Working for a Multicultural Society was the seventh in a series of 12 booklets published by Heinemann and the Association for Science Education to explore the issues arising from moving towards a broad and balanced science education for all young people. The main purpose of this booklet was to explore the implications of teaching science for all in a multicultural society of people from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Introduction and overview
PART ONE What should science education in a multicultural society be like?
• Section 1: Science teaching in multicultural Britain and the SSCR
• Section 2: The contribution of SSCR groups to the development of science education in a multicultural society
• Section 3: Approaches to curriculum development from both an anti-racist and a multicultural perspective
PART TWO Specific issues
• Section 4: Assessment by profile
• Section 5: Science education in and for a multicultural society: some language issues
PART THREE Steps a science department can take
• Section 6: A process approach to in-service education for the science department
• Section 7: SSCR recommendations and sources of information
APPENDIX A checklist for analysing images in teaching materials and curriculum resources: an in-service activity
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