South African Science Education Research
An indexed bibliography 1930-2000
297mm X 210mm
Research in education is usually conducted in order to improve its provision or classroom practice in one way or another. Science education in South Africa is currently facing many challenges, and it is therefore appropriate to provide an indexed bibliography of science education research conducted in this country. Over 75% of the research publications included in this work were completed between 1990 and 2000. In this unique bibliography, the details of almost 1500 diverse science education research publications, such as journal articles, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations by researchers at South African universities, are brought together for the first time from sources. The bibliography not only lists accurate citation details of research completed, but also provides a comprehensive subject index of over 430 keywords as well as an author index, to historical and recent work in a crucial academic discipline. The indexed bibliography facilitates the speedy and efficient isolation of published South African research. in science education on a given subject and/or author, and is therefore an indispensable professional and research tool for academics, librarians, undergraduate and postgraduate students, science educators, teacher educators, policy makers, curriculum developers, developmental bodies and NGOs/CBOs, lecturers, learning and support material writers, developers of science teacher in-service training programmes, as well as government officials at national and provincial level.
Rudiger Laugsch has conducted research in both the natural and social sciences, and has been involved in science teacher education for the last 15 years or so. An MSc (Zoology) graduate, he taught high school science for a brief period after completing a phD in science education at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 1998, Rudiger joined the University of the North to establish a Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at UCT. (He is also a committed 'chocoholic' who is not averse to cycling on the odd occasion.)