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Teaching and learning astronomy : effective strategies for educators worldwide

Author: Jay M Pasachoff; John R Percy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on papers and posters presented by experts at a Special Session of the International Astronomical Union, this volume highlights the many places for astronomy in the curriculum. It covers relevant education research and "best practice"; strategies for pre-service and in-service teacher education; the use of the Internet and other technologies; and the role that planetariums, observatories, science centers, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay M Pasachoff; John R Percy
ISBN: 052184262X 9780521842624
OCLC Number: 60418286
Description: xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I: Astronomy in the curriculum around the world. Why astronomy is useful and should be included in the school curriculum / John R. Percy --
Astronomy and mathematics education / Rosa M. Ros --
Engaging gifted science students through astronomy / Robert Hollow --
Part II: Astronomy education research. Astronomy education research down under / John M. Broadfoot and Ian S. Ginns --
A contemporary review of K-16 astronomy education research / Janelle M. Bailey and Timothy F. Slater --
Implementing astronomy education research / Leonarda Fucili --
The Astronomy Education Review: report on a new journal / Sidney C. Wolff and Andrew Fraknoi --
Part III: Educating students. Textbooks for K-12 astronomy / Jay M. Pasachoff --
Distance/internet astronomy education / David H. McKinnon --
Part IV. Educating teachers. Pre-service astronomy education of teachers / Mary Kay Hemenway --
In-service astronomy education of teachers / Michèle Gerbaldi. Part V: Astronomy and pseudoscience. Astronomy, pseudoscience and rational thinking / Jayant V. Narlikar --
Astronomical pseudosciences in North America / John R. Percy and Jay M. Pasachoff --
Part VI: Astronomy and culture. Teaching astronomy in other cultures: archeoastronomy / Julieta Fierro --
Part VII: Astronomy in developing countries. Astronomy curriculum for developing countries / Case Rijsdijk --
Science education resources for the developing countries / James C. White II --
Part VIII: Public outreach in astronomy. What makes informal education programs successful? (total solar eclipse 2001-live from Africa) / Nahide Craig and Isabel Hawkins --
The role of science centers and planetariums / Nick Lomb --
Science education for the new century- a European perspective / Claus Madsen --
Communicating astronomy to the public / Charles Blue --
Part IX: The education programs of the International Astronomical Union. A short overview of astronomical education carried out by the IAU / Syuzo Isobe --
Part X: Conclusions.
Responsibility: edited by Jay Pasachoff and John Percy.
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