Table of contents for Swimming against the tide : African American girls and science education / Sandra L. Hanson.


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I  Introduction: Understanding Young African American Women's
Experiences in Science * I
2  The Conceptual Framework: A Critical-Feminist Approach * 7
3  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."  I 2
4   Influences-Teachers and Schools: "They Looked at Us Like
We Weren't Supposed to Be Scientists:" - 43
5   Influences-Family and Community: "My Mother Never Minded
Me Using Her Kitchen Utensils to Dig Up Insects and Worms to
Explore." * 72
6   Influences-Peers: "I Know Plenty of Girls at My School [Who]
Love Science." - 94
7  Conclusions: "Science Is Not About Which Race Likes It Better,
It Is About Doing WhatYou Like." * 121
Appendix A: Tables * 129
Appendix B: Detail on Knowledge Networks Sampling * 177
Appendix C: Text forVignettes  I 8 1
Appendix D: Selected Questions from Knowledge Networks
Survey * 183
Appendix E: Detail on NELS Sampling and Data * 185
Notes * 187



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Science Study and teaching United States, African American girls Education United States, Sexism in science United States, Racism in education United States