Springer International Handbooks of Education

Second International Handbook of Science Education

Editors: Fraser, Barry, Tobin, Kenneth, McRobbie, Campbell J. (Eds.)

  • Builds on the reputation of the first edition which is seen as the most comprehensive and authoritative book on science education
  • An essential reference for all those involved in science education research
  • Distinctly international in its range of authors
  • The chapters provide the most recent and advanced thinking in science education from international leaders in the field
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About this book

The International Handbook of Science Education is a two volume edition pertaining to the most significant issues in science education. It is a follow-up to the first Handbook, published in 1998, which is seen as the most authoritative resource ever produced in science education. The chapters in this edition are reviews of research in science education and retain the strong international flavor of the project. It covers the diverse theories and methods that have been a foundation for science education and continue to characterize this field.

Each section contains a lead chapter that provides an overview and synthesis of the field and related chapters that provide a narrower focus on research and current thinking on the key issues in that field. Leading researchers from around the world have participated as authors and consultants to produce a resource that is comprehensive, detailed and up to date. The chapters provide the most recent and advanced thinking in science education making the Handbook again the most authoritative resource in science education.

About the authors

Barry Fraser is John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Director of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre, and Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University. He is responsible for the world's largest graduate program in science and mathematics education and a Fellow of six learned academies/associations. His research interests include learning environments, educational evaluation and science education. He is the founding Editor of Springer’s Learning Environments Research: An International Journal.

 

Kenneth Tobin is Presidential Professor of Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Prior to becoming a university science educator in Australia in 1974, he taught high school physics, chemistry, biology general science and mathematics for 10 years. He began a program of research in 1973 that continues to the present day—teaching and learning of science and learning to teach science. His current research focuses on the teaching and learning of science in urban schools in New York City.  He is the founding Co-editor of Springer’s Cultural Studies of Science Education.

 

Campbell McRobbie is Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Centre for Mathematics and Science Education at Queensland University of Technology. He has an extensive research background in education, focusing on learning environments in science, students’ conceptions of science, and design and technology education. He was editor of Springer’s Research in Science Education in its formative years as an international journal.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The Handbook is international both in the sense of being aimed at the international field, and in terms of its authorship. … this book comprises an immense effort, and is an extensive resource that will inevitably be found valuable for years to come. The chapters are largely very well written, and are certainly informative. … The Handbook is a massive project and inevitably one finds things to quibble over, as well as much to admire and appreciate.” (Keith S. Taber, Science & Education, October, 2014)

Table of contents (96 chapters)

  • Sociocultural Perspectives on Science Education

    Tobin, Kenneth

    Pages 3-17

  • Understanding Engagement in Science Education: The Psychological and the Social

    Olitsky, Stacy (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Identity-Based Research in Science Education

    Lee, Yew-Jin

    Pages 35-45

  • Diverse Urban Youth’s Learning of Science Outside School in University Outreach and Community Science Programs

    Rahm, Jrène

    Pages 47-58

  • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Science Education: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of the Urban Science Classroom

    Emdin, Christopher

    Pages 59-68

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eBook $629.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9041-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $789.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9040-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Second International Handbook of Science Education
Editors
  • Barry Fraser
  • Kenneth Tobin
  • Campbell J. McRobbie
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9041-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9041-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9040-0
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 1564
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