STS and comparative assessment of scientific theory

Peter J. Fensham

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    Comparative studies of science education can emphasise either student learning of school science in a competitive sense or the variety of science learnings that contemporary curricula for science expect. The Third International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) is endeavouring to achieve a balance between these two different and psychometrically conflicting possibilities. The impact of STS on a number of countries' science curricula in the last few years is used to explore these tensions in the planning of TIMSS.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33-38
    Number of pages6
    JournalResearch in Science Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1995

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