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ERIC Number: ED501662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 106
Nineteenth Century British and American Chemistry Textbook Writers: Some Differences of Approach
Palmer, Bill
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Educational Research Symposium of the Northern Territory Institute of Educational Research (NTIER) (4th, Darwin, Australia, Mar 30-31, 2001)
This paper considers some themes that I have discussed before at this seminar in previous years, namely the different perceptions of the best ways to teach chemistry in the nineteenth and early twentieth century between British and American chemists. In this paper I will examine the biographies of a number of nineteenth century British and American chemical textbook writers and see what, if any differences stand out in the chemical pedagogies that they expressed in the textbooks that they wrote. A conclusion is reached that by the early twentieth century there were increasing numbers of American scientists in the top rank. Although some of these were refugees, many scientists were born in America and schooled using the science textbooks, which have been referred to in this paper. These scientists and inventors provided the intellectual base on which the American economy was able to expand and overtake the economies of European countries during the twentieth century.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States