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Critical analysis of science textbooks : evaluating instructional effectiveness

Author: Myint Swe Khine
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2013.
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The critical analysis of science textbooks is vital in improving teaching and learning at all levels in the subject, and this volume sets out a range of academic perspectives on how that analysis should be done. Each chapter focuses on an aspect of science textbook appraisal, with coverage of everything from theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, methodological issues, and conceptual frameworks for critical  Read more...
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Critical analysis of science textbooks.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2013
(OCoLC)819521520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myint Swe Khine
ISBN: 9789400741683 9400741685
OCLC Number: 852140777
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction. The Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of the Science Textbooks / Iztok Devetak, Janez Vogrinc --
Development of the Graphical Analysis Protocol (GAP) for Eliciting the Graphical Demands of Science Textbooks / Scott W. Slough, Erin McTigue --
Textual and Language Analysis of Science Textbooks. Understanding the Disciplines of Science: Analysing the Language of Science Textbooks / Sandy Muspratt, Peter Freebody --
Towards a More Epistemologically Valid Image of School Science: Revealing the Textuality of School Science Textbooks / Kostas Dimopoulos, Christina Karamanidou --
How Effective Is the Use of Analogies in Science Textbooks? / MaryKay Orgill --
Textual Features and Language Demands of Primary Grade Science Textbooks: The Call for More Informational Texts in Primary Grades / Nadine Bryce. Content Analysis of Science Textbooks. A Review of the Earth Science Content of Science Textbooks in England and Wales / Chris King --
A Content Analysis of Science in Nineteenth-Century US Readers: Early American Science Education / Peter Rillero --
Educational Approach to Environmental Complexity in Life Sciences School Manuals: An Analysis Across Countries / Silvia Caravita, Adriana Valente --
Analysis of Turkish General Chemistry Textbooks Based on a History and Philosophy of Science Perspective / Mansoor Niaz, Bayram Coştu --
An Analysis of Standards-Based High School Physics Textbooks of Finland and the United States / Do-Yong Park, Jari Lavonen --
A Qualitative Method to Determine How Textbooks Portray Scientific Methodology / Ian C. Binns --
Science and Science Teaching / Nicos Valanides, Maria Papageorgiou, Pavlos Rigas --
Content Analysis of Diagrams in Secondary School Science Textbooks / Yang Liu, David F. Treagust --
Conclusion. Analysis of Science Textbooks for Instructional Effectiveness / Myint Swe Khine.
Responsibility: edited by Myint Swe Khine.

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