ERIC Number: ED309081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Development and Dilemmas in Science Education.
Fensham, Peter, Ed.
This book, written by science educators from nine countries, provides a summary of the strengths and weaknesses in practices of science education in schools, and of research in science education. It points out a number of directions that are likely to lead to improvements in the teaching and learning of science if applied in the future. Topics discussed include: (1) the history of science education reform from an international perspective; (2) the epistemology of science education; (3) science teaching; (4) how children learn; (5) primary school science; (6) constructivism and science education; (7) language; (8) the role of laboratories in science education; (9) gender issues in science education; and (10) science, technology, and society. (CW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Learning Theories, Physical Sciences, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Education History, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
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