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Teaching Astronomy in Schools


  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316509791

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  • Originally published in 1962, as a second edition of a 1956 original, this book was designed as a classroom guide to teach school students the fundamental principals of astronomy. The book came into fruition through the noticeable imbalance, prevalent at the time, of teaching astronomy at university level and not, or barely at all, at school level. Chapters are readily understandable with clear subject headings such as 'In the open air', 'The school telescope' and 'Teaching aids'. Diagrams, a bibliography and an index are included for reference. This book will be of great value to scholars of the history of education.

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    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316509791
    • length: 88 pages
    • dimensions: 180 x 127 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.1kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    Introduction. Teaching astronomy in the past: the case against teaching it
    1. Why, when, and how?
    2. In the classroom
    3. In the open air
    4. The school telescope
    5. Teaching aids

  • Author

    Ernest Agar Beet

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