A short overview of astronomical education carried out by the IAU

Isobe, Syuzo (2005) A short overview of astronomical education carried out by the IAU. In: Teaching and Learning Astronomy. Cambridge University Press, pp. 249-254.

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Abstract

Astronomy education is one of the important vehicles to make people aware of the role of science in daily life and in environmental issues. Therefore, in a good school curriculum, astronomy should be included. In the process, however, some governments try to introduce a system that succeeds in other countries, without considering cultural and national differences. Unfortunately there is no program group of IAU Commission 46 (on Education and Development) that deals with astronomy education in schools. It is hoped that such a program group will be set up after the conference on which this book is based.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 06:02
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1083

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