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ERIC Number: ED503172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Diffusion of Knowledge in Britain and America: Some Historical Comparisons in Science Education between 1800 and 1920
Palmer, Bill
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) (35th, Auckland, New Zealand, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2007)
The aim of this paper is to consider some issues in the historical international development of science education making comparisons between the educational systems of Britain and the United States of America. The author's particular interest relates to the role of the textbook in science education, so this is area on which this study will concentrate. Some issues for discussion are: (1) The transmission of scientific knowledge through textbooks both within and between Britain and America; (2) Chemistry laboratory manuals, heurism and the practical teaching of chemistry in Britain and America; (3) Gender issues in science textbook writing in Britain and America; (4) Curricula in science education; the case of physiography; (5) Administrative issues and committee processes; and (6) Adult education and the public understanding of science. These and other factors have had economic and other consequences far outside those that might have been anticipated. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States