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Chinese Science Education in the 21st Century: Policy, Practice, and Research

21 世纪中国科学教育:政策、实践与研究

  • Ling L. Liang
  • Xiufeng Liu
  • Gavin W. Fulmer

Part of the Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education book series (CTISE, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Science Education Reform Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
  3. Science Curriculum and Instruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-38
    2. Xiaoyi Gao, Baohui Zhang
      Pages 39-57
    3. Lingbiao Gao, Cuidian Feng, Maorong Zhan, Xueping Zheng
      Pages 59-84
    4. Hongjia Ma, Gavin W. Fulmer, Ling L. Liang
      Pages 85-100
    5. Xiao Huang, Lin Ding, Bingyuan Hu
      Pages 101-132
  4. Environmental and Socioscientific Issues in Chinese Science Education

  5. Assessment

  6. Science Learning in Informal Settings

About this book


This book provides an overview of science education policies, research and practices in mainland China, with specific examples of the most recent developments in these areas. It presents an insiders’ report on the status of Chinese science education written primarily by native speakers with first-hand experiences inside the country. In addition, the book features multiple sectional commentaries by experts in the field that further connect these stories to the existing science education literature outside of China.
This book informs the international community about the current status of Chinese science education reforms. It helps readers understand one of the largest science education systems in the world, which includes, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment, the best-performing economy in the world in science, math and reading: Shanghai, China.
Readers gain insight into how science education in the rest of China compares to that in Shanghai; the ways Chinese science educators, teachers and students achieve what has been accomplished; what Chinese students and teachers actually do inside their classrooms; what educational policies have been helpful in promoting student learning; what lessons can be shared within the international science education community; and much more.
This book appeals to science education researchers, comparative education researchers, science educators, graduate students, state science education leaders and officers in the international communities. It also helps Chinese students and faculty of science education discover effective ways to share their science education stories with the rest of the world. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ling L. Liang
    • 1
  • Xiufeng Liu
    • 2
  • Gavin W. Fulmer
    • 3
  1. 1.La Salle UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Learning & InstructionGraduation School of Education University at Buffalo, SUNYBuffaloUSA
  3. 3.Department of Teaching and LearningUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese Science Education in the 21st Century: Policy, Practice, and Research
  • Book Subtitle 21 世纪中国科学教育:政策、实践与研究
  • Editors Ling L. Liang
    Xiufeng Liu
    Gavin W. Fulmer
  • Series Title Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cont.Trends,Iss.Sci.Educ.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9863-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-1410-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9864-8
  • Series ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series E-ISSN 1878-0784
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 448
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Learning & Instruction
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