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Research trends in science and mathematics education in South Korea 2014–2018: A cross-disciplinary analysis of publications in selected local journals

Research trends in science and mathematics education in South Korea 2014–2018: A cross-disciplinary analysis of publications in selected local journals
Research trends in science and mathematics education in South Korea 2014–2018: A cross-disciplinary analysis of publications in selected local journals
Although science education and mathematics education share many characteristics as neighboring research disciplines, comparisons between the two research fields in the literature have rarely been made. In this study, we examine the two fields’ similarities and differences in the local context of South Korea by analyzing 2,426 research articles published in 15 selected local journals from both fields. The analysis revealed interesting commonalities and divergences across the two fields, suggesting a high degree of similarity in the distribution of research topics across the two fields. Nevertheless, some topics were more frequently studied in one field than the other. Based on the results, we suggest that understanding the ongoing research agendas and aims of adjacent disciplines such as mathematics education will be beneficial to the science education community by allowing self-reflection and facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Several potential ways in which the two disciplines can cross-fertilize are discussed.
comparative analysis, mathematics education research, research trend, science education research, subject-based educational research
280-308
Park, Wonyong
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Kim, Doy
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Kang, Da Yeon
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Park, Wonyong
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Kim, Doy
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Kang, Da Yeon
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Park, Wonyong, Kim, Doy and Kang, Da Yeon (2021) Research trends in science and mathematics education in South Korea 2014–2018: A cross-disciplinary analysis of publications in selected local journals. Asia-Pacific Science Education, 7 (2), 280-308. (doi:10.1163/23641177-bja10029).

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Although science education and mathematics education share many characteristics as neighboring research disciplines, comparisons between the two research fields in the literature have rarely been made. In this study, we examine the two fields’ similarities and differences in the local context of South Korea by analyzing 2,426 research articles published in 15 selected local journals from both fields. The analysis revealed interesting commonalities and divergences across the two fields, suggesting a high degree of similarity in the distribution of research topics across the two fields. Nevertheless, some topics were more frequently studied in one field than the other. Based on the results, we suggest that understanding the ongoing research agendas and aims of adjacent disciplines such as mathematics education will be beneficial to the science education community by allowing self-reflection and facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Several potential ways in which the two disciplines can cross-fertilize are discussed.

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[23641177 - Asia-Pacific Science Education] Research Trends in Science and Mathematics Education in South Korea 2014–2018_ A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Publications in Selected Local Journals - Accepted Manuscript
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Accepted/In Press date: 11 October 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 November 2021
Published date: 2021
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © Wonyong Park, Doy Kim and Da Yeon Kang, 2021 Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: comparative analysis, mathematics education research, research trend, science education research, subject-based educational research

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Local EPrints ID: 452806
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/452806
PURE UUID: 4605fe2a-b32c-4551-bcee-7df0a282ca76
ORCID for Wonyong Park: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8911-5968

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Date deposited: 21 Dec 2021 17:34
Last modified: 19 Dec 2023 03:10

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Author: Wonyong Park ORCID iD
Author: Doy Kim
Author: Da Yeon Kang

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