Science Education in Mainland China
The last three decades have seen a tremendous transformation of school science education in mainland China in terms of provision and access, curriculum and pedagogy, and assessment. In addition, there has been major transformation in science teacher education. In part these reforms of science education have been in response to international science education trends and reforms which have provided impetus and influence as the Chinese government has continually followed the policy of reform and opening up to the world. And in part the reforms arise from the rapid social changes that have taken place in the realms of Chinese economy, politics, and social life (Wei 2008).
As is the case with schooling in general within mainland China, it is generally recognized that Chinese science education has had little visibility internationally. This is most likely because of the lack of science education research done by Chinese science educators who can publish in major international...
KeywordsScience Education Science Teacher Junior High School Science Curriculum Senior High School
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