RESEARCH TRENDS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION: A CONTENT ANALYSIS FROM 2002 to 2011
Authors: Bulent Cavas, Pinar Cavas, Yasemin Ozdem, Miia Rannikmae, Hamide Ertepinar
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The main aim of this research is to analyse ten volumes of Journal of Baltic Science Education (JBSE) according to the authors’ nationality and research topics of the articles published in the journal between 2002 and 2011. The journal published ten volumes, 27 issue and 166 articles since 2002. The articles were submitted by 343 authors from 31 countries. Statistical analyses show that the authors from Turkey are ranking highest in terms of the number of published papers. Latvia and Lithuania follow Turkey as second and third countries. The study found out that the articles regarding learning-conception, teaching, learning-context and goals, policy and curriculum most frequently investigated by the researchers. However, in 2002-2011, there is no article related to informal learning. The researchers gave less attention to cultural, social and gender issues when compared other research topics in the scope of JBSE.