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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Lample, Emily Jazab
URN etd-11192015-162234
Title Watering the Tree of Science: Science Education, Local Knowledge, and Agency in Zambia’s PSA Program
Degree PhD
Department Community Research and Action
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jim Fraser Committee Co-Chair
Torin Monahan Committee Co-Chair
Kimberly Bess Committee Member
Rogers Hall Committee Member
  • indigenous knowledge
  • post-development critique
  • sociocultural theory
  • endogenous science
Date of Defense 2015-10-26
Availability unrestricted
This ethnographic study utilizes the case of the Preparation for Social Action (PSA) program in Zambia to explore the topic of science education for development. Specifically, it looks at how science education can be framed to envision its contributions to community development, drawing on the construct of critical science agency; it examines some of the factors that shape the sort of agency students enact, looking in particular at considerations of knowledge and epistemology in science study; and it takes up the question of the relationship between science and local knowledge in this approach to education for development. The result is offered as a small contribution to phronetic social science research.
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