Science Education in India

Philosophical, Historical, and Contemporary Conversations

  • Rekha Koul
  • Geeta Verma
  • Vanashri Nargund-Joshi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. History and Philosophy Conversations

  3. School Science and Science Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Gurjeet Kaur
      Pages 49-66
    3. Vanashri Nargund-Joshi, Meredith Park Rogers, Deepali Bhagwate
      Pages 91-112
  4. Inclusivity and Access in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Sameer Honwad, Erica Jablonski, Eleanor Abrams, Michael Middleton, Ian Hanley, Elaine Marhefka et al.
      Pages 143-162
  5. Indigenous Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation

About this book


This book brings researchers from across the world to share their expertise, experience, research and reflections on science education in India to make the trends and innovations visible. The thematic parts of the book discuss science education: overviews across K-16 levels; inclusivity and access for underrepresented and marginalized sections; use of innovations including technology in the teaching; and implications for research, practice, innovation and creativity. The book should be of special interest to researchers, school administrators, curriculum designers and policymakers.

A timely compilation for current and future generations of academic researchers, teachers and policymakers who are interested in examining the issues facing one of the largest education systems in the world. The book offers unique insights into contemporary topics such as girls in STEM subjects, curriculum reform and developing a generation of future creative thinkers. 

                              -Professor Vaille Dawson, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

It provides a panorama of challenges in a country of more than 1.3 billion people, 50% being below the age of 25 years. The book arrives at a time in which there are discouraging trends, including a decrease in funding for education. The book chapters are centred on issues that warrant debate to foster awareness of the roles of science education in India and priorities and possibilities for expanding horizons on the road ahead.

                         -Professor Kenneth Tobin, The City University of New York, New York, USA.


History of Education in India School Science Education Curriculum Science Learning in Indian Classrooms Science in Tertiary Education Pedagogy of Science Teaching Teacher Education for Science Teaching Diversity in Indian Classrooms Gender and STEM Education in India Connecting Formal and Informal Classrooms Technology-enabled Classrooms Mobile Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Rekha Koul
    • 1
  • Geeta Verma
    • 2
  • Vanashri Nargund-Joshi
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.School of Education and Human DevelopmentUniversity of Colorado DenverDenverUSA
  3. 3.College of EducationNew Jersey City UniversityJersey CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9592-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9593-2
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