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The World of Science Education: Handbook of research in Australasia

Ritchie, S.M. (Ed.) (2009) The World of Science Education: Handbook of research in Australasia. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


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.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Copyright: © 2009 Sense Publishers
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Notes: Series Title: Cultural and Historical perspectives on science education: Handbooks; Vol. 2
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