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Improving science teaching for young children

Enfield, M., & Rogers, D.
In Barbarin, O. A., & Wasik, B. H. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of child development and early education: Research to practice. New York: Guilford Press.

ISBN-10: 1606233025
ISBN-13: 978-1606233023

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The authors consider research findings from cognitive and developmental science, as they apply to early science education. They review the implementation of these findings in teachers’ professional development. Finally, the authors draw conclusions regarding how insights from cognitive and developmental science can guide, enliven and transform the design and content of preparation for teaching science to young learners.