Item description for Science Education in Context: An International Examination of the Influence of Context on Science Curricula Development and Implementation by Richard K. Coll...
This book presents an international perspective of the influence of educational context on science education. The focus is on the interactions between curriculum development and implementation, particularly in non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts (i.e., outside the UK, USA, Australia, NZ, etc.). An important and distinguishing feature of the book is that it draws upon the experiences and research from local experts from an extremely diverse cohort across the world (26 countries in total). The book addresses topics such as: curriculum development; research or evaluation of an implemented curriculum; discussion of pressures driving curriculum reform or implementation of new curricula (e.g., technology or environmental education); the influence of political, cultural, societal or religious mores on education; governmental or ministerial drives for curriculum reform; economic or other pressures driving curriculum reform; the influence of external assessment regimes on curriculum; and so on.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Dec 14, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087902476 ISBN13 9789087902476
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More About Richard K. Coll
"Richard K. Coll" is associate professor of science education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Richard holds a PhD in chemistry from Canterbury University and an EdD in science education from Curtin University of Technology. His research interests are concerned with mental models of science concepts, and a variety of aspects of work-integrated learning.