This chapter provides a brief overview of the organisation of science in the curriculum within the Asia-Pacific region and highlights the ongoing challenge of achieving the multiple purposes of learning science. Key influences of curriculum change are outlined, including the role research has played in influencing the teaching and learning of science in the region. Finally, challenges for the future are posed.
Book chapter in: International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. p. 615-627