• Ajay Sharma
  • Cory Buxton


This chapter sets up the context and scholarly significance of the book. We begin with the nature and extent of ecological crises currently facing humankind and elaborate upon the role of schools in general and science education in particular in preparing citizens to meet and mitigate these ecological problems. We then present the nature and scope of research on the representation, teaching, and learning about nature and natural systems in science education and explain the need that this book aspires to serve. The chapter ends with an outline of the organizational plan of the book in which we briefly describe each of the subsequent chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajay Sharma
    • 1
  • Cory Buxton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Theory and PracticeUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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