Nature of Science: Past, Present, and Future
N. G. Lederman 2007 In Abell, S.K. and Lederman, N.G. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Science Education p. 831-880
This is a chapter in a book about K-12 science education and science teacher education. Lederman addresses the assessment of student and teacher understanding of the nature of science (NOS). He asserts that while it is generally agreed upon to be important, the jury is still out as to the effectiveness of including NOS instruction in teaching.