2013

Critical Analysis of Science Textbooks

Evaluating instructional effectiveness

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4167-6 (Print) 978-94-007-4168-3 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      The Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of the Science Textbooks

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      Pages 17-30

      Development of the Graphical Analysis Protocol (GAP) for Eliciting the Graphical Demands of Science Textbooks

  3. Textual and Language Analysis of Science Textbooks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31

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      Pages 33-59

      Understanding the Disciplines of Science: Analysing the Language of Science Textbooks

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      Pages 61-77

      Towards a More Epistemologically Valid Image of School Science: Revealing the Textuality of School Science Textbooks

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      Pages 79-99

      How Effective Is the Use of Analogies in Science Textbooks?

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      Pages 101-120

      Textual Features and Language Demands of Primary Grade Science Textbooks: The Call for More Informational Texts in Primary Grades

  4. Content Analysis of Science Textbooks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-160

      A Review of the Earth Science Content of Science Textbooks in England and Wales

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      Pages 161-172

      A Content Analysis of Science in Nineteenth-Century US Readers: Early American Science Education

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      Pages 173-198

      Educational Approach to Environmental Complexity in Life Sciences School Manuals: An Analysis Across Countries

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      Pages 199-218

      Analysis of Turkish General Chemistry Textbooks Based on a History and Philosophy of Science Perspective

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      Pages 219-238

      An Analysis of Standards-Based High School Physics Textbooks of Finland and the United States

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      Pages 239-258

      A Qualitative Method to Determine How Textbooks Portray Scientific Methodology

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      Pages 259-286

      Science and Science Teaching

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      Pages 287-300

      Content Analysis of Diagrams in Secondary School Science Textbooks

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301

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      Pages 303-310

      Analysis of Science Textbooks for Instructional Effectiveness

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 311-312