Science Education: A Global Perspective

  • Ben Akpan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ben Akpan
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nature of Science View

  4. Science and National Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Michael Umale Adikwu, Mercy Oluwaseyi Agunbiade, John Monday Ubada Abah
      Pages 145-173
  5. Curriculum and Pedagogical Considerations in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Jack Holbrook, Miia Rannikmae
      Pages 189-217
    3. Cecília Galvão, Cláudia Faria, Sofia Freire, Mónica Baptista
      Pages 253-272
    4. Christiane Gioppo, Michelle Bocchi Gonçalves, Cristiane Vertelino Marques
      Pages 273-292
  6. Development and Future Studies in Science Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-294
    2. Lindsey N. Conner
      Pages 313-330
    3. Ben Akpan
      Pages 331-346
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-357

About this book


Science Education: A Global Perspective is ‘global’ both in content and authorship. Its 17 chapters by an assemblage of seasoned and knowledgeable science educators from many parts of the world seek to bring to the fore current developments in science education and their implications. The book thus covers a wide range of topics in science education from various national and international perspectives. These include the nature of science, science and religion, evolution, curriculum and pedagogy, context-based teaching and learning, science and national development, socially-responsible science education, equitable access for women and girls in science and technology education, and the benefits of science education research. It ends on an optimistic note by looking at science education in 50 years’ time with a recommendation, among others, for stakeholders to take the responsibility of preparing children towards a blossoming science education sector in an anticipated future world. This book is suitable for use by discerning researchers, teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in science education, and policy makers at all levels of education. Other educationalists and personnel in science and technology vocations will also find it interesting and useful as the reader-motivated approach has guided the presentation of ideas.


Science Education: A Global Perspective is a rich compendium of the components of science education in context, practice, and delivery.

Dr Bulent Cavas, Professor of Science Education, Dokuz Eylul Univerity, Buca-Izmir, Turkey/President-Elect, International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE)


This book will be of immense relevance for current and future global strides in training and research in science education.

Surinder K. Ghai, Chairman, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India


This book provides a refreshing insight into the current status and future direction of science education. It will be very useful to researchers, those pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate courses in science education, and all other personnel involved in the policy and practice of science education.

Dr. Bennoit Sossou, Director/Country Representative, UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Nigeria



Nature of Science NOS science curriculum argumentation science and religion evolution teaching science history of science philosophy of science indigenous knowledge teacher professional development equity gender

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Akpan
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Teachers Association of NigeriaAbujaNigeria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32350-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32351-0
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