2010
DOI: 10.1080/09500690903253916 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Visual representations are ubiquitous in modern-day science textbooks and, have in recent years, become an object of criticism and scrutiny. This article examines the extent to which changes in representations in textbooks published in the United States over the past six decades have invited those critiques. Drawing from a correlational analysis of a corpus of 34 US middle school physical science textbooks, continuities are established with respect the purposes that most textbook images serve and the numbers o… Show more

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“…These information sources help readers to comprehend the science concepts (Cook, 2006;Hung, 2014;Lee, 2010;Yore & Tippett, 2014). The availability of information communication technologies has increased the amount and diversity of science texts and the visual components (e.g.…”
Section: Science Text and Science Readingmentioning
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“…These information sources help readers to comprehend the science concepts (Cook, 2006;Hung, 2014;Lee, 2010;Yore & Tippett, 2014). The availability of information communication technologies has increased the amount and diversity of science texts and the visual components (e.g.…”
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“…En los últimos años, según Lee (2010), ha habido un incremento del número de imágenes por página en los libros de texto, el doble que hace cincuenta años. Este incremento no se ha hecho a expensas del texto ya que este se mantiene.…”
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“…While there has been some precedent for considering photographs in science and environmental educational research, the research emphasis has largely been on photographic images that are produced and presented to students through instructional materials (e.g., [25][26][27]). These treatments consider photographs as a tool of instruction, and they are largely concerned with how photographs are used by educators to represent a field of study.…”
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