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Science Education in Canada

Consistencies, Commonalities, and Distinctions

Editors: Tippett, Christine D., Milford, Todd (Eds.)

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  • Provides an insider view from authors with knowledge of local science education
  • Captures the consistencies and variations across Canadian science education
  • Includes recommendations for policy, research, and practice
  • Is ideal for graduate level courses that orient students to programmatic aspects of science education
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This book  offers a meso-level description of demographics, science education, and science teacher education.  Representing all 13 Canadian jurisdictions, the book provides local insights that serve as the basis for exploring the Canadian system as a whole and function as a common starting point from which to identify causal relationships that may be associated with Canada’s successes. The book highlights commonalities, consistencies, and distinctions across the provinces and territories in a thematic analysis of the 13 jurisdiction-specific chapters. Although the analysis indicates a network of policy and practice issues warranting further consideration, the diverse nature of Canadian science education makes simple identification of causal relationships elusive.

Canada has a reputation for strong science achievement. However, there is currently limited literature on science education in Canada at the general level or in specific areas such as Canadian science curriculum or science teacher education. This book fills that gap by presenting  a thorough description of science education at the provincial/territorial level, as well as a more holistic description of pressing issues for Canadian science education.

About the authors

Christine D. Tippett, BASc (University of British Columbia), BEd, MA, and PhD (University of Victoria), is an associate professor of science education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa in Ontario. She was an engineer before she obtained her teaching degree, which influences her ways of thinking about science education. Previously she taught at the elementary and middle school level, working with K-8 students. Her research interests include visual representations, science education for all students, and professional development for science educators (preservice, inservice, and informal). Her current projects focus on preservice science teachers’ images of engineers, early childhood STEM education, and assessment of representational competence. She is past president of the Science Education Research Group (SERG, a special interest group of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education) and is actively involved in the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE).

Todd M. Milford, BSc and BEd (University of Victoria), Dip SpecEd (University of British Columbia), MEd and PhD (University of Victoria), is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Previously he was a lecturer in the Art, Law, and Education Group at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He has science and special education classroom teaching experience as well as in the online environment. He has been teaching at the postsecondary level since 2005 primarily in the areas of science education, mathematics education, and classroom assessment. His research has been and continues to be varied; however, the constant theme is using data and data analysis to help teachers and students in the classroom. He is past president of the Science Education Research Group (a special interest group of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Setting the Scene for a Meso-level Analysis of Canadian Science Education

    Pages 1-12

    Milford, Todd M. (et al.)

  • Science Education in British Columbia: A New Curriculum for the 21st Century

    Pages 13-36

    Blades, David

  • Science Education in Alberta: A Complex History of Shifting Educational Influences

    Pages 37-63

    Pegg, Jerine M. (et al.)

  • Science Education in Saskatchewan: Inquiry and Indigenizing

    Pages 65-84

    Molnar, Tim A. (et al.)

  • Science Education in Manitoba: Collaborative Professional Communities

    Pages 85-102

    Sutherland, Dawn

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06191-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06190-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Education in Canada
Book Subtitle
Consistencies, Commonalities, and Distinctions
Editors
  • Christine D. Tippett
  • Todd Milford
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-06191-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-06191-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-06190-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 349
Number of Illustrations
78 b/w illustrations
Topics