Title

Schools, Science, Social Justice, and the Role of Violence

Publication Date

9-1-2012

Document Type

Response or Comment

Abstract

This article is a response to Carolina Castano's article "Extending the purposes of science education." Drawing on personal memories of life in Bogota, I raise questions about the nature of violence in Colombia broadly, and ask how the intervention Castano proposes changes the ecology of violence in that country. It also ponders the relationship between schools, science, and violence. In conclusion it urges that science educators follow Castano's recommendation to make science education responsive to local community needs rather than standardized visions of education.

Publication Title

Cultural Studies of Science Education

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

735

Last Page

738

DOI

10.1007/s11422-012-9435-x

Version

pre-print, post-print, no publisher's pdf

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