Report; Bureau, Odishabarta
Delhi:31/10/19:The first book of its kind – this work delves into the philosophy and history of science education in Indian classrooms from teacher training to gender and innovation.
With half of India’s population under the age of 25 years Science Education in India arrives at a pivotal time – when educating this large body of youth in science and computer skills has become a major concern of the Indian government.
The book offers unique insights into contemporary topics such as girls in STEM subjects, curriculum reform and developing a generation of future creative thinkers.
Presidential Professor of Urban Education Kenneth Tobin from City University New York said the book is a timely compilation.
“The chapters are centred on issues that warrant debate with the purpose of fostering awareness of the roles of science education in India and priorities and possibilities for expanding horizons on the road ahead,” Professor Tobin said.
The book analyses existing policies and programmes to find where governments and policy-makers can do better in the government’s quest to position India in the top five global scientific powers by 2020.
Science Education in India is a must-read for current and future generations of academic researchers, teachers and policy makers who are interested in the issues facing one of the largest education systems in the world.
Rekha Koul is Dean International, Faculty of Humanities and Associate Professor at STEM Research Group, School of Education, Curtin University, Australia. She was born and brought up in India, and started her academic career there. After moving to Australia more than two decades ago, she continued with her research/teaching activities in India. She has been working with some of the leading Science Education Institutions in India which includes but not limited to National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and its regional subsidiaries, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (NCERT), Jamia Milia Islamia, Lady Irwin College and other teacher education colleges in Gwalior and Jammu.