Children’s alternative views: Alternative to what?

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    Abstract

    The assumptions implicit within Western science education research and practices are considered in this paper. It is argued that it is Western science which underpins science teaching and that other world views, e.g. those constructed in Aboriginal cultures, are not foregrounded. The notion of alternative views positions knowledge construction in other cultures in ways which disallow different world views or understandings to emerge. Alternative implies alternative to Western science.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-135
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Science Education
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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