A global dimension to science education in schools
A global dimension to science education in schools

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A global dimension to science education in schools

Acknowledgements

Philippa Hulme taught science in British and African schools for 15 years. She now tutors on the PGCE courses at Oxford University and the Open University, as well as training VSO volunteers. She is also an editor for Science UPD8, an initiative of the Association for Science Education and Sheffield Hallam University.

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Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:

‘Investigating housing in Saudi Arabia’, from 'Effects and Influence of Climate', by Rosemin Najmudin. Courtesy of VSO;

'Iron Technology' and 'Satellites' both by Fiona Scott, 1999. Courtesy of VSO and SCOTDEC, Scottish Development Education Centre;

‘Nigeria Satellite Takes Images of Nigeria, Liberia’ by Andy Ekugo, 27th October 2003.© This Day online newspaper, Lagos. www.thisdayonline.com;

‘Coffee makes sperm speed up’, New Scientist, 14 October 2003, © New Scientist.

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