Designing Multicultural Teaching and Learning Environments in Science Education

Çalışkan İ., Batı K.

in: Sociological Perspectives on Educating Children in Contemporary Society , B. Arslan-Cansever,P. Önder-Erol, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.207-228, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-228
  • Editors: B. Arslan-Cansever,P. Önder-Erol, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter starts by focusing on the multicultural education needs in Turkey and tries to define and discuss these needs. Then the features of multicultural science education are described using examples from practices given in the literature. In this context, multicultural science education is discussed under the headings of learning strategies, learning opportunities, and cooperative learning, followed by presenting examples of multicultural science education. As a result, the framework of multicultural science education presented in this chapter aims to shed light on multicultural education practices in Turkey and other countries around the world.