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The Resource Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education, Sandra L. Hanson

Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education, Sandra L. Hanson

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Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education
Title
Swimming against the tide
Title remainder
African American girls and science education
Statement of responsibility
Sandra L. Hanson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They looked at us like we were not supposed to be scientists," says one young African American girl, describing one openly hostile reaction she encountered in the classroom. In this significant study, Sandra Hanson explains that although many young minority girls are interested in science, the racism and sexism in the field discourage them from pursuing it after high school. Those girls that remain highly motivated to continue studying science must "swim against the tide."Hanson examines the experiences of African American girls in science education using multiple methods of quantitative and qualitative research, including a web survey and vignette techniques. She understands the complex interaction between race and gender in the science domain and, using a multicultural and feminist framework of analysis, addresses the role of agency and resistance that encourages and sustains interest in science in African American families and communities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Sandra L
Index
index present
LC call number
Q183.3.A1
LC item number
H367 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • African American girls
  • Sexism in science
  • Racism in education
  • Diskriminierung
  • Naturwissenschaftlicher Unterricht
  • Schülerin
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • Racism in education
  • Science
  • Sexism in science
  • United States
Label
Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education, Sandra L. Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: understanding young African American women's experiences in science -- The conceptual framework: a critical-feminist approach -- Young African American women's experiences in science: "Science is like opening a present from your favorite aunt. You just can't wait to open it because you know there is something wonderful and unique inside." -- Influences -- teachers and schools: "They looked at us like we weren't supposed to be scientists" -- Influences -- peers: "I know plenty of girls at my school [who] love science" -- Conclusions: "Science is not about which race likes it better, it is about doing what you like."
Control code
226036957
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781592136223
Lccn
2008014330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226036957
Label
Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education, Sandra L. Hanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: understanding young African American women's experiences in science -- The conceptual framework: a critical-feminist approach -- Young African American women's experiences in science: "Science is like opening a present from your favorite aunt. You just can't wait to open it because you know there is something wonderful and unique inside." -- Influences -- teachers and schools: "They looked at us like we weren't supposed to be scientists" -- Influences -- peers: "I know plenty of girls at my school [who] love science" -- Conclusions: "Science is not about which race likes it better, it is about doing what you like."
Control code
226036957
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9781592136223
Lccn
2008014330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226036957

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