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A Vision for Science Education

Responding to Peter Fensham's Work

by Roger Cross(ed.)
A Vision for Science Education by Roger Cross
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One of the most important and consistent voices in the reform of science education over the last thirty years has been that of Peter Fensham. His vision of a democratic and socially responsible science education for all has inspired change in schools and colleges throughout the world. Often moving against the tide, Fensham travelled the world to promote his radical ideology. He was appointed Australia's first Professor of Science Education, and was later made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his work in this new and emerging field of study.
In this unique book, leading science educators from around the world examine and discuss Fensham's key ideas. Each describes how his arguments, proposals and recommendations have affected their own practice, and extend and modify his message in light of current issues and trends in science education. The result is a vision for the future of science teaching internationally.
Academics, researchers and practitioners in science education around the world will find this book a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of the foremost pioneers in science education. The book will also make inspiring reading for postgraduate students of science education.
Taylor and Francis; August 2004
240 pages; ISBN 9781134441594
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Title: A Vision for Science Education
Author: Roger Cross
 
ISBNs
0203006437
9780203006436
9780415288712
9781134441594
9781134441600