Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning explores how some people are excluded from science education and communication. Taking the role of science in society as a starting point, it critically examines the concept of equity in science learning and develops a framework to support inclusive change.

This book presents a theoretically informed, empirically detailed analysis of how people from minoritised groups in the UK experience science and everyday science learning resources in their daily lives. The book draws on two years of ethnographic research carried out in London with five community groups who identified as Asian, Somali, Afro-Caribbean, Latin American and Sierra Leonean. Exploring their experiences of everyday science learning from a sociological perspective, with social justice as a guiding concern, this book opens with a theory of exclusion and closes with a theory of inclusion.

Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning is not only an essential text for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers of Science Education, Science Communication and Museum Studies, but for any professional working in museums, science centres and institutional public engagement.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages


Exploring exclusion

chapter Chapter 2|25 pages

Understanding exclusion

chapter Chapter 3|21 pages

Mapping participation

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

No ‘taste’ for science?

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Feeling excluded

chapter Chapter 6|21 pages

Being excluded

chapter Chapter 7|25 pages

Transforming everyday science learning

chapter Chapter 8|12 pages