The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education by George E. DeboerThe Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education by George E. Deboer

The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education

byGeorge E. DeboerEditorGeorge E. Deboer

Paperback | March 30, 2011

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The goal of this volume of Research in Science Education is to examine the relationship between science education policy and practice and the special role that science education researchers play in influencing policy. It has been suggested that the science education research community is isolated from the political process, pays little attention to policy matters, and has little influence on policy. But to influence policy, it is important to understand how policy is made and how it is implemented. This volume sheds light on the intersection between policy and practice through both theoretical discussions and practical examples. This book was written primarily about science education policy development in the context of the highly decentralized educational system of the United States. But, because policy development is fundamentally a social activity involving knowledge, values, and personal and community interests, there are similarities in how education policy gets enacted and implemented around the world. Therefore, two chapters focus on examples of policy development outside the United States. Each example traces the process of policy development from initial vision to final implementation.
Title:The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:March 30, 2011Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617352241

ISBN - 13:9781617352249

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