Building on the foundation set in Volume I—a landmark synthesis of research in the field—Volume II is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art new volume highlighting new and emerging research perspectives.

The contributors, all experts in their research areas, represent the international and gender diversity in the science education research community. The volume is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; culture, gender, and society and science learning; science teaching; curriculum and assessment in science; science teacher education. Each chapter presents an integrative review of the research on the topic it addresses—pulling together the existing research, working to understand the historical trends and patterns in that body of scholarship, describing how the issue is conceptualized within the literature, how methods and theories have shaped the outcomes of the research, and where the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps are in the literature.

Providing guidance to science education faculty and graduate students and leading to new insights and directions for future research, the Handbook of Research on Science Education, Volume II is an essential resource for the entire science education community.

part I|54 pages

Theory and Methods of Science Education Research

part II|109 pages

Science Learning

chapter 4|25 pages

Student Conceptions and Conceptual Change

Three Overlapping Phases of Research

chapter 6|16 pages

Classroom Learning Environments

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

chapter 8|19 pages

Teaching Learning Progressions

An International Perspective

part III|136 pages

Diversity and Equity in Science Learning

chapter 10|17 pages

Gender Matters

Building on the Past, Recognizing the Present, and Looking Toward the Future

chapter 13|20 pages

Science Education in Urban Contexts

New Conceptual Tools and Stories of Possibilities

chapter 14|18 pages

Rural Science Education

New Ideas, Redirections, and Broadened Definitions

part IV|241 pages

Science Teaching

chapter 19|34 pages

Elementary Science Teaching

chapter 21|22 pages

High School Biology Curricula Development

Implementation, Teaching, and Evaluation from the 20th to the 21st Century

chapter 24|16 pages

Earth System Science Education

chapter 25|18 pages

Environmental Education

part V|266 pages

Curriculum and Assessment in Science

chapter 34|30 pages

Socioscientific Issues as a Curriculum Emphasis

Theory, Research, and Practice

chapter 35|20 pages

Project Assessment

Its History, Evolution, and Current Practice

part VI|101 pages

Science Teacher Education