This volume supports the belief that a revised and advanced science education can emerge from the convergence and synthesis of several current scientific and technological activities including examples of research from cognitive science, social science, and other discipline-based educational studies. The anticipated result: the formation of science education as an integrated discipline.
"The contributors offer readers a panoramic review of excellent research representing perspectives on these issues from science education, cognitive science, educational technology, and anthropology. This unique collection aptly characterizes the current state of science education research, provides pointers to a wide variety of individual studies that readers could pursue in greater depth."
—Journal of Curriculum Studies
"...an outstanding collection of 16 papers...The exciting developments reported in this collection have the potential for playing a significant role in attracting students to science education and in retaining those professionals currently in the field."
—Science Books and Films
"...fresh insights and new evidence."
"...provides a coherent, thorough, and illuminating summary of recent research in science and mathematics education...Essential for any college or university library."