Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore

TitleMulticulturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWee, B, Harbor, JM, Shepardson, DP
JournalMulticultural Perspectives
Date Published2006
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15210960
KeywordsCurricula , multicultural , MULTICULTURALISM , Sociocultural , STUDENTS
AbstractStudents' perceptions of the environment can differ based on sociocultural factors and experiences. Understanding how students develop environmental perceptions is an important step toward developing an inclusive environmental science curriculum. This article presents preliminary data from a study conducted in Singapore in which students' environmental perceptions were elicited through a series of draw-and-explain tasks and personal interviews. In addition to adding an international dimension to multicultural issues, we also discuss knowledge construction within the context of the science classroom and highlight some implications for sustainable living. 
NotesWee, Bryan 1; Email Address: Harbor, Jonathan M. 2 Shepardson, Daniel P. 1,2; Affiliation: 1: Department of Curriculum and Instruction Purdue University 2: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Purdue University; Source Info: 2006, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p10; Subject Term: MULTICULTURAL education; Subject Term: SOCIOCULTURAL factors; Subject Term: MULTICULTURALISM; Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); Subject Term: STUDENTS; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article