Second International Handbook of Science Education

Author: Barry Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1564

View: 467

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.

Second International Handbook of Science Education

Author: Barry Fraser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1516

View: 173

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.

Second International Handbook of Mathematics Education

Author: Alan Bishop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 982

View: 864

The Second International Handbook of Mathematics Education is an essential resource for students, researchers, teacher educators and curriculum policy makers in the field of mathematics education. It is a follow-up to the first Handbook, which laid down the base-line in many areas of the field of mathematics education. The first Handbook was published in 1996, covering research done prior to 1994. This Second Handbook: *covers the changes and developments that have occurred in the field since 1994; *has a section focusing on public policy and mathematics education; *is an essential reference to all those who shape educational policy.

International Handbook of Science Education

Author: B. Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1271

View: 915

The field of science education has been developing for over half a century and has flourished especially during the previous few decades. It is timely and fitting now that the International Handbook of Science Education should be assembled to synthesise and reconceptualise past research and theorising in science education, provide practical implications for improving science education, and suggest desir able ways to advance the field in the future. This Handbook provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of advanced international scholarship in science education. This two-volume, 72-chapter, 1,200+-page work is the largest and most comprehensive resource ever produced in science education for use by researchers, teacher educators, policy-makers, advis ers, teachers and graduate students. In structuring the Handbook, we divided the field of science education into the following ten significant areas: • Learning • Teaching • Educational Technology • Curriculum • Learning Environments • Teacher Education • Assessment and Evaluation • Equity • History and Philosophy of Science • Research Methods To each section, we appointed a 'section coordinator', who is a leading international scholar in that particular area and who assisted us in identifying authors and top ics for a section and in evaluating drafts of chapters and suggesting improve ments.

Re-visioning Science Education from Feminist Perspectives

Challenges, Choices, and Careers

Author: Kathryn Scantlebury

Publisher: Brill / Sense

ISBN:

Category: Feminism and science

Page: 250

View: 482

Further, these women work in educational institutions that have higher status and prestige than their sisters in elementary, middle or high schools. Second, female professors are "bearded mothers". Women who have engaged in science education value rationality and logic and assume authority as participants in academe. The use of logic, the acceptance of authority and the assumption of power are masculine gender-stereotyped characteristics. This situation places women in a paradox, because others, including peers and students, expect them to display stereotypic female gender dispositions, such as mothering/nurturing, sacrificing their needs for others, and a commitment to the institution.

International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education

Author: Joke Voogt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 1228

View: 601

Since the introduction of the computer into education in the 1960's its potential for K-12 education has been widely recognized. The terminology used, at times confusing due to rapid technology change, has continuously evolved. We are in transition to an information society, and the term computer technology has been replaced by information technology (IT) or information and communication technology (ICT). New demands from the information society require education to focus on information management and communication skills, for which IT can be an essential resource. IT offers promising environments and tools to support new approaches to teaching and learning. Despite major investments, the implementation of IT in education has been a persistent problem. And, although it is generally assumed that IT has high potential for improving education, major research findings have only recently confirmed positive results of IT on students' performance. While there is a vast amount of research on information technology (IT) in K-12 education, most of it is scattered. Until now, a unified presentation of the research from a broad international perspective has not been accomplished. As a ground-breaking publication, the two-volume International Handbook on Information Technology (full title) synthesizes the major issues and directions of research in the field. One major focus of the Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education. A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives: the teacher, the curriculum, the school organization and educational policy. Curriculum, competencies and attitudes, teacher learning, schools, and international and regional programs and policies are examined, to improve understanding how the implementation of IT in K-12 educational practice can be supported. Additional topics addressed in the Handbook include the role of education in the information society, threats to equity in education and as well various approaches to research in IT in education. The International Handbook on Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education provides researchers, policy makers and practitioners with an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field, making it an essential reference for all libraries and educators.

Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement

Author: Gordon Cawelti

Publisher: Editorial Projects in Education Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 193

This updated report is an essential tool for school leaders and practitioners alike, and is the single most authoritative source for effective K-12 teaching and learning practices across the content areas. This one volume brings together in readable, concise language the authoritative research on effective classroom practices in all major disciplines currently taught in elementary and secondary schools: the arts, foreign language, health, language arts, physical education, mathematics, social studies, and science, as well as generic practices that apply across all disciplines. This third edition includes over 100 research-based classroom strategies, and features a new chapter that synthesises the research on high-performing school districts, and discusses ways school districts can support instructional improvement.