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Science Education and Diversity

Diversity usually refers to the presence of individuals who possess differences in one or more defining characteristics, including culture, ethnicity, language, race, and social class. Many educational settings are marked by the absence of differences in instructional personnel, which makes it more difficult to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Science is the study of natural phenomena, and science education is a field of study that focuses on education issues related to K–14 science. Hence, science education deals with science learning, teaching, curricula, classroom/school environment, assessment, evaluation, and classroom/school organizations found in the kindergarten through second year of college teaching and K–12 science teacher education. In addition, it deals with the history and policies related to the different aspects of science education, which ...

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