Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education

Defining an Identity

The Evolution of Science Education as a Field of Research

Authors: Fensham, P.J.

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Research in science education is now an international activity. This book asks for the first time, Does this research activity have an identity?

-It uses the significant studies of more than 75 researchers in 15 countries to see to what extent they provide evidence for an identity as a distinctive field of research.

-It considers trends in the research over time, and looks particularly at what progression in the research entails.

-It provides insight into how researchers influence each other and how involvement in research affects the being of the researcher as a person.

-It addresses the relation between research and practice in a manner that sees teaching and learning in the science classroom as interdependent with national policies and curriculum traditions about science.

It gives graduate students and other early researchers an unusual overview of their research area as a whole. Established researchers will be interested in, and challenged by, the identity the author ascribes to the research and by the plea he makes for the science content itself to be seen as problematic.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Defining an Identity
Book Subtitle
The Evolution of Science Education as a Field of Research
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0175-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0175-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1467-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1468-0
Series ISSN
1878-0482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 249
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