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Title Improving science education / edited by Barry J. Fraser and Herbert J. Walberg ; editor for the Society, Kenneth J. Rehage.

Published Chicago, IL : National Society for the Study of Education : University of Chicago Press [distributor], 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  507 IMPR {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Series on contemporary educational issues.
Series on contemporary educational issues.
Notes "Published in cooperation with the International Academy of Education."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The National Society for the Study of Education -- Board of Directors of the Society, 1994-95; the Committee for the Series on Contemporary Educational Issues; Contributors to This Volume -- 1. Introduction and Overview / Herbert J. Walberg and Barry J. Fraser -- 2. Science Curricula in a Changing World / John Keeves and Glen Aikenhead -- 3. Students' Conceptions and Constructivist Teaching / Reinders Duit and David Treagust -- 4. Instructional Strategies / Avi Hofstein and Herbert J. Walberg -- 5. Student Assessment and Curriculum Evaluation / Wayne W. Welch -- 6. Classroom Learning Environments / Barry J. Fraser and Theo Wubbels -- 7. Teacher Change and the Assessment of Teacher Performance / Kenneth Tobin -- 8. Use of Computers / Tjeerd Plomp and Joke Voogt -- 9. Gender Equity / Lesley Parker, Leonie Rennie and Jan Harding -- 10. Cross-National Comparisons of Outcomes in Science Education / John Keeves.
Summary In this volume distinguished specialists in various aspects of science education review research that has implications for the teaching of science. They make practical and explicit recommendations applicable to teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Sponsored by the International Academy of Education, the book is exceptional in that the contributing authors and the consultants who have reviewed the chapters come from many parts of the world, including Africa and Asia. This broad participation in the project reflects the worldwide interest in and concern for the improvement of science teaching. Each chapter focuses on a topic of central importance to teachers of science - the place of science in a changing world, science curricula, learners' conceptions of scientific phenomena, instructional strategies in science classes, assessment of students and of teachers, the influence of learning environments on students' achievement, the use of computers, gender equity. The volume concludes with a chapter on cross-national comparisons of outcomes in science education.
Other author Fraser, Barry J.
Walberg, Herbert J., 1937-
National Society for the Study of Education.
Subject Science -- Study and teaching.
ISBN 0226260984