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Dilemmas in Science Education
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Through the use of case studies and commentaries by senior scholars in the field, this book provides student-teachers with personal and professional insights into some key science education "dilemmas". It discusses dilemmas about science; the nature of science; laws of science; teaching ethics; gender; target students; culture and ethnicity; textbooks; student reports; laboratories; classrooms; teaching out of field; and curriculum change.
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Part I: Dilemmas about Science 1. The Nature of Science 2. Laws of Science 3. Laboratories Part II: Dilemmas about Difference 4. Gender 5. Equity 6. Culture and Ethnicity 7. Power Part III: Dilemmas about Representation 8. Textbooks 9. Student Reports 10. Questioning 11. Analogies Part IV: Dilemmas about Teaching and Learning 12. Teaching Ethics 13. Constructivism 14. Science for All 15. Teaching Out of Field 16. Curriculum Change

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'The main value of the book is as a means of raising such issues for reflective discussion and exploration on Master's and ITT courses. For if good teaching is a reflective process, something which requires the ability to stand and stare, then this book offers a valuable means of initiating such action.' - School Science Review

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