Improving Science Education: The Contribution of Research

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Robin Millar, John T. Leach, Jonathan Osborne
Open University Press, 2000 - Education - 366 pages
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This book takes stock of where we are in science education research, and considers where we ought to be going. With contributions from an international group of science educators, it explores whether the research effort in science education has contributed to improvements in the practice of teaching science and the science curriculum.

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John Leach served in three Anglican parishes before taking up his appointment in 1997 as Director of Anglican Renewal Ministries in England. He has written widely on topics related to renewal, music, liturgy, and worship, and lives with his family in Derby.

Jonathan Osborne is the Shriram Family Professor of Science Education at Stanford University, USA. He started his career teaching physics in London schools before joining King's College London, UK in 1985 where he worked until 2008 before moving to Stanford.

Justin Dillon is Professor of Science and Environmental Education and Head of the Science and Technology Education Group at King's College London, UK. He started his career teaching science in London schools before joining King's College London, UK in 1989. He is President of the European Science Education Research Association and an editor of the International Journal of Science Education. He is Editor of Becoming a Teacher 3e (Open University Press, 2007).

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