- Paperback: 269 pages
- Publisher: Teachers College Press (February 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 080773053X
- ISBN-13: 978-0807730539
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A History of Ideas in Science Education: Implications for Practice
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He is a native of Midland Park, New Jersey and a graduate of Eastern Christian High School. He received his higher education in the Midwest, receiving a BA in 1966 from Hope College, an MAT in Biochemistry and Science Teaching in 1968 from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Science Education in 1972 from Northwestern University. He lives in Washington, DC and Key Biscayne, FL.
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DeBoer tells the story of how scientists, education theorists, and teachers in the U.S. have negotiated their way between the different goals and different approaches to teaching science over the past 150 years or so. He has distilled a great deal of original source material into a very readable 241 pages. There is great value in being able to survey shifts in science education thinking over such a broad span of time in a relatively short book. The reader comes away with a sense of how this negotiation between scientists and educators works, and of why it sometimes seems that science education revisits the same issues over time.
Like others involved in working with science teachers, I am currently thinking about the Next Generation Science Standards that are being developed from the Framework for K-12 Science Education.Read more ›