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The world of science education : handbook of research in Australasia

Ritchie, Stephen M. (2009) The world of science education : handbook of research in Australasia. Cultural and historical perspectives on Science education: Handbooks, 2. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

The focus of this Handbook is on Australasia (a region loosely recognized as that which includes Australia and New Zealand plus nearby Pacific nations such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, and the Samoan islands) science education and the scholarship that most closely supports this program. The reviews of the research situate what has been accomplished within a given field in Australasian rather than international context. The purpose therefore is to articulate and exhibit regional networks and trends that produced specific forms of science education. The thrust lies in identifying the roots of research programs and sketching trajectories—focusing the changing façade of problems and solutions within regional contexts. The approach allows readers review what has been done and accomplished, what is missing, and what might be done next.

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ID Code: 28188
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Science Education, Research, Australasia, HERN
ISBN: 9789087909284
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2009 14:49
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:09

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