Science, technology, engineering and mathematics play important roles in our global, diverse, and increasingly technologically-dependent society. Education in these areas is thus an area of critical significance for all members of our global community. Researchers and educators with a long commitment to addressing equity and social justice, may of whom are scholars of color, have moved beyond mainstream or superficial ways of addressing "STEM" education and instead seek to tackle these issues directly and with transformative action.
To this end, Science Educators for Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice (SEEDS) is an organization committed to researching, building, and sustaining transformative science education with all students through critical engagement. While primarily focusing on science education, SEEDS is committed to transdisciplinary scholarship and is interested in collaborations with educators and researchers from across the STEM/STEAM disciplines and beyond.
As such, SEEDS brings together researchers, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members who envision transformative science education as involving: (1) the active participation of all students in culturally and socially meaningful and contextually authentic science learning, and (2) critical analyses of issues related to justice and power in science, science education, and science education research.
SEEDS envisions science teaching and learning and science education research as endeavors that lead to increasing awareness of social and political contexts, the dismantling of traditional, colonizing understandings and practices of science and science education, and promoting collective responsibility for creating a just and equitable society.