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  • The New Invisible Collegeby Caroline S. Wagner

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    The twentieth century was the era of “big science.” Driven by strategic rivalries and fierce economic competition, wealthy governments invested heavily in national science establishments. Direct funding for institutions like the National Science Foundation and high-visibility projects, such as the race to the moon, fueled innovation, growth,... more...

  • What is Science?by Klaus Jaffe

    UPA 2009; US$ 28.99

    This book seeks to define science conceptually. The emergence of science made possible the industrial revolution and the development of a multitude of scientific disciplines, all very successful in advancing understanding of the world and of ourselves. What makes science more efficient in advancing our knowledge than any other heuristics? more...

  • In Defense of Scienceby Frank R. Spellman; Joni Price-Bayer

    Government Institutes 2010; US$ 37.99

    Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer, authors of In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters. This book explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding... more...

  • I Used to Know That: General Scienceby Marianne Taylor

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    "I Used To Know That: General Science" is an easy and accessible trip down memory lane, helping you remember all those useful things from school which you have now forgotten. Take a look at all the sciences: biology, for example the human body, cell biology and genetics; chemistry, including the periodic table, fuels and pollution, metals and alloys;... more...

  • Democratic Science Teaching: Building the Expertise to Empower Low-Income Minority Youth in Scienceby Sreyashi Jhumki Basu; Angela Calabrese Barton

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    Democratic science pedagogy has the potential to shape learning outcomes and science engagement by taking on directly issues of pedagogy, learning, and social justice. In this text we provide a framework for democratic science teaching in order to interrogate the purposes and goals of science education in classrooms globally, as well as to call attention... more...

  • An Inquiry into Science Education, Where the Rubber Meets the Roadby Richard N. Steinberg

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    An inquiry into science education is an exploration into education in a context that is grounded and significant. It is written by a college professor of Physics and Science Education who spent sabbatical year as a full time science teacher in a neighborhood high school in a poor area of New York City. His varied experiences highlight the contrast... more...

  • Adapting Historical Knowledge Production to the Classroomby

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 69.95

    The aims of this book are: ? to contribute to professional development of those directly involved in science education (science teachers, elementary and secondary science teacher advisors, researchers in science education, etc), ? to contribute to the improvement of the quality of science education at all levels of education with the exploitation... more...

  • Science Education in International Contextsby

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    This book presents an international perspective on examining and putting into practice new innovations in science education. The chapters are organized into three parts, each of which addresses a key area in science education research. Part I of this book (Students? conceptual understanding of science) addresses issues related to the identification... more...

  • Pacific CRYSTAL Centre for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Literacy: Lessons Learnedby Eileen Van der Flier-Keller; Timothy W. Pelton; David B. Zandvliet

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    The University of Victoria Pacific Centre for Scientific and Technological Literacy is one of five Centres for Research into Youth, Science Teaching and Learning (CRYSTAL) funded for 5 years (2005?2010) by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC). Pacific CRYSTAL intended to promote scientific, mathematical, and technological... more...

  • Scientific Literacy Under the Microscopeby

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    Scientific literacy is generally valued and acknowledged among educators as a desirable student learning outcome. However, what scientific literacy really means in terms of classroom practice and student learning is debatable due to the inherent complexity of the term and varying expectations of what it means for learning outcomes. To date the teacher... more...