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ERIC Number: EJ810537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7267
Historical Writing on Science Education: A View of the Landscape
Rudolph, John L.
Studies in Science Education, v44 n1 p63-82 Mar 2008
This article surveys historical scholarship on science education over the last 15 years and lays out a map of the different approaches to writing about this topic found in a variety of disciplines and fields. The hope is to provide scholars interested in science education past and present a better understanding of how this enterprise has functioned in western culture, both in terms of training future scientists and managing the relationship between science and the lay public. Highlighted in this article is the compartmentalised nature of current work which, I argue, presents an obstacle to more productive thinking about the history of science education in modern society. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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