Encyclopedia of Science Education

Living Edition
| Editors: Richard Gunstone

Reading and Science Learning

  • Larry D. Yore
  • Christine D. Tippett
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6165-0_130-2



This entry begins with a brief history of trends in learning theories, reading, and science education as a platform for examining science reading. The current state of science reading research is outlined, with an in-depth consideration of contemporary science reading issues emphasizing the last decade (2003–2013) of research and development activities. Then the entry summarizes this decade, including by giving an outline of research and development activities the field needs to explore. These activities are needed to enable the creation of the evidence-based science reading instruction and preparation that is required to meet the demands of the information age. This final section also gives a sketch of some promising science reading programs for elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

Reading about science was the dominant science...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education, EmeritusUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada