International Conference on Science Education 2012 Proceedings

Science Education: Policies and Social Responsibilities

  • Baohui Zhang
  • Gavin W. Fulmer
  • Xiufeng Liu
  • Weiping Hu
  • Shujin Peng
  • Bing Wei

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. National/Local Science Education Standards

  3. Public Science Education

  4. Science Teacher Education

  5. Other Topics

About this book


This book contains papers presented at the International Conference on Science Education 2012, ICSE 2012, held in Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. It features the work of science education researchers from around the world addressing a common theme, Science Education: Policies and Social Responsibilities. The book covers a range of topics including international science education standards, public science education and science teacher education. It also examines how STEM education has dominated some countries’ science education policy, ways brain research might provide new approaches for assessment, how some countries are developing their new national science education standards with research-based evidence, and ways science teacher educators can learn from each other. Science education research is vital in the development of national science education policies, including science education standards, teacher professional development and public understanding of science. Featuring the work of an international group of science education researchers, this book offers many insightful ideas, experiences and strategies that will help readers better understand and address challenges in the field.


2012 China Development and Changes Global Age ICSE2012 International Conference Nanjing National Science Education Standards Science Curriculum Implementation Science Education Science Teacher Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Baohui Zhang
    • 1
  • Gavin W. Fulmer
    • 2
  • Xiufeng Liu
    • 3
  • Weiping Hu
    • 4
  • Shujin Peng
    • 5
  • Bing Wei
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of EducationNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Graduate School of EducationUniversity at BuffaloNewyorkUSA
  4. 4.Teacher EducationShaanxi Normal UniversityXi'anChina
  5. 5.Department of Scientific ResearchSichuan Normal UniversityChengduChina
  6. 6.Faculty of EducationUniversity of MacauMacauChina

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