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Long-term outcomes of early childhood science education: insights from a cross-national comparative case study on conceptual understanding of science

Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady


The purpose of this research was to explore the long-term outcomes of either participating or not participating in early childhood science education on grade 6 students’ conceptual understanding of science. The research is situated in a conceptual framework that evokes Piagetian developmental levels as both potential curriculum constraints and potential models of efficacy. The research design was a multiple case study of grade 6 children from 3 schools in China (n = 140) who started formal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
DOI: 10.1007/s10763-012-9335-2
Access Rights: Open Access


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