The politics and practices of equity, (e)quality and globalisation in science education: experiences from both sides of the Indian Ocean

Gough, A 2007, 'The politics and practices of equity, (e)quality and globalisation in science education: experiences from both sides of the Indian Ocean' in B. Atweh, A. Calabrese Barton, M.C. Borba, N. Gough, C. Keitel, C. Vistro-Yu and R. Vithal (ed.) Internationalisation and Globalisation in Mathematics and Science Education, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 129-147.


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Title The politics and practices of equity, (e)quality and globalisation in science education: experiences from both sides of the Indian Ocean
Author(s) Gough, A
Year 2007
Title of book Internationalisation and Globalisation in Mathematics and Science Education
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Editor(s) B. Atweh
A. Calabrese Barton
M.C. Borba
N. Gough
C. Keitel
C. Vistro-Yu
R. Vithal
Start page 129
End page 147
Subjects Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
Summary Gender, equity, equality, quality and globalisation are political issues which are interwoven into the discourses and practices of science education and education writ large. In this chapter I firstly review the status of the gender agenda in education, particularly science education, within a global context, and then explore the complicated curriculum conversation that constitutes gender in South African (science) education and the ways in which gender is/is not an educational issue. I then discuss the tensions between equality and quality in educational discourses in South Africa and Australia, and how the resolution of social justice issues such as gender equality are so tightly interwoven into issues of democratic education.
Copyright notice © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
Keyword(s) gender
policy
social justice
science education
quality education
Australia
South Africa
ISBN 9781402059087
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