This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective. Both theory building and empirical research have grown dramatically in the past decade but, until now, this work has not been pulled together in a single volume. That is the mission of this volume whose state-of-the-art theory and research are likely to define the field for the next 20 years. Key features of this important new book include:
*Pioneering Contributors--The book provides current perspectives of each of the major theoreticians and researchers who pioneered this growing field, as well as contributions from new researchers.
*Diverse Perspectives--The contributors represent a variety of perspectives, including education, educational psychology, developmental psychology, higher education, and science and mathematics education.
*Editorial Integration--Opening and closing chapters by the editors set out key issues confronting the field.
"The book provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of personal epistemology from a psychological and educational perspective....It includes state-of-the-art theory and research likely to define the field for the next twenty years."
"The spectrum of chapters in this book is impressive. It is about as complete a coverage of the field as can be had and the authors are top quality."
Simon Fraser University
"Epistemological beliefs are coming into their own after 40 years or so of research. The content is comprehensive, covering some long-standing programs of research, as well as new methodological and research approaches. I know of no other book that covers this topic so comprehensively. I believe that it meets a real need."
University of Michigan