Volume III of this landmark synthesis of research offers a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey highlighting new and emerging research perspectives in science education.

Building on the foundations set in Volumes I and II, Volume III provides a globally minded, up-to-the-minute survey of the science education research community and represents the diversity of the field. Each chapter has been updated with new research and new content, and Volume III has been further developed to include new and expanded coverage on astronomy and space education, epistemic practices related to socioscientific issues,design-based research, interdisciplinary and STEM education, inclusive science education, and  the global impact of nature of science and scientific inquiry literacy.

As with the previous volumes, Volume III is organized around six themes: theory and methods of science education research; science learning; diversity and equity; science teaching; curriculum and assessment; and 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 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, scholars, and graduate students, and pointing towards future directions of the field, Handbook of Research on Science Education Research, Volume III offers an essential resource to all members of the science education community.

section Section I|86 pages

Theory and Methods of Science Education Research

section Section III|192 pages

Diversity and Equity in Science Learning

chapter 9|28 pages

Gender Matters

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

chapter 12|30 pages

Science Education in Urban and Rural Contexts

Expanding on Conceptual Tools for Urban-Centric Research

section Section IV|372 pages

Science Teaching

chapter 16|29 pages

Science Education During the Early Childhood Years

Research Themes and Future Directions

chapter 17|31 pages

Elementary Science Teaching

Toward the Goal of Scientific Literacy

chapter 21|35 pages

Chemistry Education Research

Recent Trends and the Onset of the Pandemic Era

chapter 24|34 pages

Scientific Inquiry Literacy

The Missing Link on the Continuum From Science Literacy to Scientific Literacy

section Section V|315 pages

Curriculum and Assessment in Science

chapter 29|30 pages

Project Evaluation

Its History, Importance, and Current Practice

chapter 32|34 pages

An AI-Based Teacher Dashboard to Support Students' Inquiry

Design Principles, Features, and Technological Specifications