By Barbara K. Hofer

This can be the 1st publication to supply a entire assessment of the theoretical and methodological techniques to the examine of private epistemology from a mental and academic point of view. either conception development and empirical examine have grown dramatically long ago decade yet, in the past, this paintings has no longer been pulled jointly in one quantity. that's the project of this quantity whose cutting-edge thought and learn tend to outline the sphere for the subsequent two decades. Key gains of this crucial new ebook comprise:

*Pioneering Contributors--The booklet offers present views of every of the main theoreticians and researchers who pioneered this turning out to be box, in addition to contributions from new researchers.

*Diverse Perspectives--The participants characterize numerous views, together with schooling, academic psychology, developmental psychology, larger schooling, and technological know-how and arithmetic schooling.

*Editorial Integration--Opening and shutting chapters by way of the editors set out key concerns confronting the field.

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