From the book reviews:
“This edited book brings together a diverse collection of chapters, each concerned in some sense with analyzing science textbooks. … For authors, publishers and adopters of science textbooks this could be an important collection of papers. The contributions here offer many useful insights for those selecting a textbook for student use, and should be required reading for all science textbook authors.” (Keith S. Taber, Teacher Development, December, 2014)
“Critical analysis of science textbooks enlightens readers about how textbook analysis is a very rich domain to investigate and how textbooks influence science teaching and learning processes. … Although this book is aimed at researchers who study textbook analysis, I found it useful for science teachers and textbook authors as well.” (Canan Nakiboğlu, Education in Chemistry, March, 2014)
Myint Swe Khine is Associate Professor and Head of Graduate Programs and Research Division at Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He received his Master degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA and University of Surrey, Guildford, UK; and Doctor of Science Education from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He worked in Nanyang Technology University, Singapore and Murdoch University, Australia before joining the University of Bahrain. He publishes widely in the academic journals and edited several books. Recent publications include Engaged Learning with Emerging Technologies (Springer, 2006), Teaching with Technology: Strategies for Engaging Learners (Prentice-Hall, 2006), Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs, Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures (Springer, 2008), and Fostering Scientific Habits of Mind: Pedagogical Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education (Sense Publisher, 2009), New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education (Springer, 2010). His latest books, Perspectives on Scientific Argumentation and Advances in Nature of Science are published by Springer in 2011.