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

chapter 1|15 pages

Paradigms in Science Education Research

ByDavid F. Treagust, Mihye Won, Reinders Duit

chapter 2|20 pages

Quantitative Research Designs and Approaches

ByHans E. Fischer, William J. Boone, Knut Neumann

chapter 3|17 pages

Contemporary Qualitative Research

Toward an Integral Research Perspective
ByPeter Charles Taylor

part II|109 pages

Science Learning

chapter 4|25 pages

Student Conceptions and Conceptual Change

Three Overlapping Phases of Research
ByTamer G. Amin, Carol L. Smith, Marianne Wiser

chapter 5|22 pages

Attitudes, Identity, and Aspirations Toward Science

ByRussell Tytler

chapter 6|16 pages

Classroom Learning Environments

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
ByBarry J. Fraser

chapter 7|25 pages

Learning Science Outside of School

ByLéonie J. Rennie

chapter 8|19 pages

Teaching Learning Progressions

An International Perspective
ByPer-Olof Wickman

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
ByKathryn Scantlebury

chapter 11|19 pages

English Learners in Science Education

ByCory A. Buxton, Okhee Lee

chapter 12|23 pages

Special Needs and Talents in Science Learning 1

ByJ. Randy McGinnis, Sami Kahn

chapter 13|20 pages

Science Education in Urban Contexts

New Conceptual Tools and Stories of Possibilities
ByAngela Calabrese Barton, Edna Tan, Tara O'Neill

chapter 14|18 pages

Rural Science Education

New Ideas, Redirections, and Broadened Definitions
ByJ. Steve Oliver, Georgia W. Hodges

chapter 15|17 pages

Culturally Responsive Science Education for Indigenous and Ethnic Minority Students

ByElizabeth McKinley, Mark J. S. Gan

part IV|241 pages

Science Teaching

chapter 16|18 pages

General Instructional Methods and Strategies

ByDavid F. Treagust, Chi-Yan Tsui

chapter 17|16 pages

Discourse Practices in Science Learning and Teaching

ByGregory J. Kelly

chapter 19|34 pages

Elementary Science Teaching

ByKathleen J. Roth

chapter 20|17 pages

Interdisciplinary Science Teaching

ByCharlene M. Czerniak, Carla C. Johnson

chapter 21|22 pages

High School Biology Curricula Development

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

chapter 22|23 pages

Teaching Physics

ByReinders Duit, Horst Schecker, Dietmar Höttecke, Hans Niedderer

chapter 23|24 pages

The Many Faces of High School Chemistry

ByOnno De Jong, Keith S. Taber

chapter 24|16 pages

Earth System Science Education

ByNir Orion, Julie Libarkin

chapter 25|18 pages

Environmental Education

ByJustin Dillon

chapter 26|27 pages

From Inquiry to Scientific Practices in the Science Classroom

ByBarbara A. Crawford

part V|266 pages

Curriculum and Assessment in Science

chapter 27|14 pages

Scientific Literacy, Science Literacy, and Science Education

ByDouglas A. Roberts, Rodger W. Bybee

chapter 28|20 pages

The History of Science Curriculum Reform in the United States

ByGeorge E. DeBoer

chapter 29|21 pages

Scientific Practices and Inquiry in the Science Classroom

ByJonathan Osborne

chapter 30|21 pages

Research on Teaching and Learning of Nature of Science

ByNorman G. Lederman, Judith S. Lederman

chapter 31|30 pages

The Evolving Landscape Related to Assessment of Nature of Science

ByFouad Abd-El-Khalick

chapter 32|20 pages

Cultural Perspectives in Science Education

ByHeidi B. Carlone, Angela Johnson, Margaret Eisenhart

chapter 33|26 pages

Culturally Relevant Schooling in Science for Indigenous Learners Worldwide

Stressing the All in Science Literacy for All
ByEleanor Abrams, Larry D. Yore, Megan Bang, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Angelina Castagno, Joanna Kidman, Huei Lee, Mary Grace Villanueva, Ming Huey Wang, Paul Webb, Chiung-Fen Yen

chapter 34|30 pages

Socioscientific Issues as a Curriculum Emphasis

Theory, Research, and Practice
ByDana L. Zeidler

chapter 35|20 pages

Project Assessment

Its History, Evolution, and Current Practice
BySarah Beth Woodruff, Jane Butler Kahle

chapter 36|12 pages

Precollege Engineering Education

ByChristine M. Cunningham, William S. Carlsen

chapter 37|16 pages

Review of Science Education Program Evaluation

ByFrances Lawrenz, Mao Thao

chapter 38|16 pages

The Central Role of Assessment in Pedagogy

ByPaul Black, J. Myron Atkin

chapter 39|18 pages

Large-Scale Assessments in Science Education

ByEdward D. Britton, Steven A. Schneider

part VI|101 pages

Science Teacher Education

chapter 40|19 pages

Developing Understandings of Practice

Science Teacher Learning
ByJ. John Loughran

chapter 41|18 pages

Science Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs

Reforming Practice
ByM. Gail Jones, Megan Leagon

chapter 42|23 pages

Research on Science Teacher Knowledge

ByJan H. van Driel, Amanda Berry, Jacobiene Meirink

chapter 43|18 pages

Learning to Teach Science

ByTom Russell, Andrea K. Martin

chapter 44|21 pages

Research on Teacher Professional Development Programs in Science

ByJulie A. Luft, Peter W. Hewson