ERIC Number: ED516970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Physical and Chemical Change as Viewed through School Textbooks: An Initial View
Palmer, W. P.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Active Educational Researchers (AARE) (New Castle, England, Nov 29, 1994)
More than five hundred chemistry/science text books from a variety of countries and written at all levels of education have been looked at to see how they dealt with the topic of physical and chemical change. Textbooks have continued to cover this chemical topic for over one hundred years. What evidence do school textbooks contain about the purposes and methods of teaching this topic? Is its coverage in textbooks increasing or decreasing? Does its coverage vary by country, by level or by degree of integration of the sciences? When was physical and chemical change first taught and is it still appropriate to teach this topic? These and other related questions will be considered in the paper.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A