Paul J. Black
Centre for Educational Studies, Kings College, London, UK
The International Commission on Physics Education (ICPE) represents physics educators from many parts of the world who have a wide range of interests. As chairman, I am aware that the Commission makes demands on the time, the energy and the resources of its members. Such demands can be justified only if we can use our unique potential - for promoting international collaboration in order to support physics education across the world. This book is an example of what can be done.
For a work of this type to be produced, four conditions have to be satisfied. Three of these are:
For finance for this book, the Commission was fortunate in obtaining generous support from UNESCO -we are particularly grateful the Organisation for this help, and to the French mission to UNESCO for their assistance in securing this support.
However, there is a fourth condition :
As the editors make clear, whilst this book may mark the completion
of one project, it should also signal the beginning of a longer term and
continuing project of linking together researchers in physics education
with those who train physics teachers. I hope that the ICPE, the editors
and the many contributors to this book, and above all its readers will
be inspired to work at this new project in the coming years.
Preface from: Connecting Research
in Physics Education with Teacher Education
An I.C.P.E. Book © International Commission on Physics Education 1997,1998
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