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Onghena, Sofie – Science & Education, 2013
A case study of secondary experimental science instruction in Belgium demonstrates the importance of cross-national communication in the study of science education. Belgian secondary science education in the years 1880-1914 had a clear internationalist dimension. French and German influences turn out to have been essential, stimulated by the fact…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Siemsen, Hayo – Science & Education, 2012
George Sarton had a strong influence on modern history of science. The method he pursued throughout his life was the method he had discovered in Ernst Mach's "Mechanics" when he was a student in Ghent. Sarton was in fact throughout his life implementing a research program inspired by the epistemology of Mach. Sarton in turn inspired many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern History, Epistemology, Science Education