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Early childhood science education : do Australian publishing trends represent world publishing trends?

Campbell, Coral 2011, Early childhood science education : do Australian publishing trends represent world publishing trends?, in ESERA 2011 : Proceedings of the European Science Education Research Association Biannual Conference, [European Science Education Research Association], [Lyon, France], pp. 1-4.

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Title Early childhood science education : do Australian publishing trends represent world publishing trends?
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Conference name European Science Education Research Association Biannual Conference (9th : 2011 : Lyon, France)
Conference location Lyon, France
Conference dates 5 - 9 Sep. 2011
Title of proceedings ESERA 2011 : Proceedings of the European Science Education Research Association Biannual Conference
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series European Science Education Research Association Biannual Conference
Start page 1
End page 4
Publisher [European Science Education Research Association]
Place of publication [Lyon, France]
Keyword(s) early childhood
science education
trends
Summary A literature search of both Australian early childhood journals and Australian science education journals provides a compelling picture of science education in Australian early childhood in the recent past and the previous 40 years. Whilst a previous review of the literature found that there were concerns over the early childhood educators' confidence in teaching science, particularly physical sciences, current research indicates that this problem is still prevalent. The historical perspective also found that there was a distinctive approach evolving in early childhood science education, however further research into the place of science in the cognitive domain of early childhood was required. The more recent literature search found that as an area of investigation, early childhood science is still a neglected research area and there is still much scope for the development of theories and analysis of early childhood science education. The literature search was undertaken scanning for titles which included science education and early childhood in several Australian early childhood journals and Australian science education journals, although it is acknowledged that some articles may have been sent to international journals.
Language eng
Field of Research 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, European Science Education Research Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043915

Document type: Conference Paper
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