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ERIC Number: EJ924767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Views of Chemistry and Chemical Theories: A Comparison between Two University Textbooks in the Bolognese Context at the Beginning of the 19th Century
Seligardi, Raffaella
Science & Education, v15 n7-8 p713-737 Nov 2006
After surveying some 18th century chemistry textbooks in Italy, this case study compares two Bolognese university textbooks related to the subject. Although the works in question represented two different ways of conceiving and using chemistry, both were within the Lavoisian framework. In other words, when a revolutionary theory passes from one country to another, it does not pass as a whole. Different people who receive it also perceive different things, give importance to different aspects of it, and have different aims at diffusing it. In this respect, both the background training of a teacher and his target students become relevant, as well as the institutional context in which the transfer of knowledge occurs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy