chapter  9
30 Pages

Issues in Science Learning: An International Perspective

ByChorng-Jee Guo

Student science learning lies at the heart of the interplay among science education research, policy, and practice. Science education, especially as it is practiced in schools today, is strongly influenced by several important forces. In response to these driving forces, various research-informed reform efforts in science education have been undertaken in countries all around the world in recent years. It is of both practical significance and theoretical interest to look at the impact of these driving forces on a broad array of contexts, practices, and outcomes regarding science learning across different countries.