Issues in upper secondary science education : comparative perspectives
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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- viii, 272 pages ; 23 cm
Q181.3 .I77 2014
- Unknown Q181.3 .I77 2014
- Vlaardingerbroek, Barend.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword-- Simon McGrath 1. Introduction: The Upper Secondary Tier and the Place of Science Therein-- Barend Vlaardingerbroek, Neil Taylor and Terry Lyons 2. Australia-- Terry Lyons 3. Brazil-- Luis Carlos de Menezes and Regina Candida Ellero Gualtieri 4. Canada - British Columbia-- Todd M. Milford 5. China - Hong Kong SAR-- Benny Hin Wai Yung and Kennedy Kam Ho Chan 6. Finland-- Jari Lavonen and Pasi Reinikainen 7. Hungary-- Andras Buda 8. Malaysia-- Noraini Binti Idris 9. New Zealand-- Peter Rawlins, Carrol Walkley and Lone Jorgensen 10. Nigeria-- Omaze Anthony Afemikhe and Sylvanus Yakubu Imobekhai 11. Pakistan-- Irshad Hussain 12. Scotland-- Nicky Souter 13. Sri Lanka-- Marie Perera 14. Turkey-- Muammer Calik 15. The Middle East - Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia-- Saouma BouJaoude and Ghada Gholam 16. Reflections on Upper Secondary Science for the Twenty-First Century-- Barend Vlaardingerbroek and Neil Taylor.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Science education at the upper secondary level presents an extremely diverse image. In some education systems, it is possible for students to abandon the discipline altogether; in others, program specialization may involve students' being enrolled in science-intensive tracks. In the latter case, the links between secondary and higher science education tend to be strong, especially for competitive-entry, science-based programs in subjects such as engineering and biomedical sciences. In this capacity, upper secondary science may be said to have created a new academic elitism. This edited volume adopts a comparative approach to upper secondary science as it occurs in sixteen countries, focusing on such key topics as links with basic science education, issues in assessment, and the secondary/tertiary education interface. With contributions from a wide cross-section of countries, including Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, Nigeria, and Pakistan, Issues in Upper Secondary Science Education provides an unparalleled resource for understanding upper secondary science education systems around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- edited by Barend Vlaardingerbroek and Neil Taylor.