Barry Fraser

The first annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching that I attended was in Atlanta in 1979. Among her colleagues that I met for the first time at that meeting was Barry Fraser, who was at the time a science educator at Macquarie University in Sydney. After the conference Barry traveled with us to the University of Georgia to meet Chad Ellett, who had been involved in research on learning environments. As it happened, I was collaborating with Chad on research on teacher assessment systems for beginning teachers.

Barry Fraser arrived at the West Australian Institute of Technology in 1982 and became director of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre in 1984. Soon after his appointment I was appointed as a senior lecturer in SMEC and began a program of collaborative work that extends to the present day. For almost 30 years we have remained in touch, collaborating on manuscripts including journal articles and books. I still have an adjunct appointment at Curtin University and have supervised a number of PhD students since SMEC began offering doctoral degrees in 1987 or thereabouts.

Over the years are work together has been acknowledged by peers receiving numerous awards and substantial citations. A list of publications involving Barry Fraser is provided below:

Fraser, B. J., Tobin, K. G., & McRobbie, C. J. (Eds). (2012). Second international handbook of science education. Dordrecht: Springer.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin K. (Eds). (1998). International Handbook of Science Education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1998). Qualitative and quantitative landscapes of classroom learning environments. In B.J. Fraser and K. Tobin (Eds). International handbook of science education (pp. 623-640). The Netherlands: Kluwer.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1996). Exemplary teaching of science: Its meaning in the post-compulsory years. In P. Fensham, (Ed.). Science and technology education in post-compulsory education (pp. 98-118). Melbourne, Australia: The Australian Council for Educational Research.

Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B. (1992). Factors which militate against learning science with understanding. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 38(3), 63-66.

Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K., & Kahle, J.B. (1992). Learning science with understanding: In search of the Holy Grail? Research in Science and Technology Education, 10(1), 65-81.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1992). Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of learning environments. In H.C. Waxman, & C.D. Ellett (Eds). The study of learning environments. Volume 5 (pp. 21-33). Houston, TX: University of Houston.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1991). Teaching for high level cognitive learning in science. Perth, Australia, Curtin University: Key Center Monograph.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1991). Environments for learning science and mathematics. Perth, Australia, Curtin University: Key Center Monograph.

Fraser, B.J., Rennie, L.J., & Tobin, K. (1991). The learning environment as a focus in a study of higher-level cognitive learning. International Journal of Science Education, 12(5), 531-548.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1991). Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in classroom environment research. In B.J. Fraser, & H.J. Walberg (Eds). Educational environments: Evaluation, antecedents and consequences. London: Pergamon Press.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1991). Psychosocial environment in exemplary teachers' classrooms. In Waxman, H.C., & Ellett, C.D. The study of learning environments, Volume 4, (pp. 13-31). Houston, TX: College of Education, University of Houston.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1991). What can we learn from exemplary teachers of science and mathematics? In H. Waxman, & H. Walberg, (Eds) Effective teaching: Current research (pp. 217-236). Berkeley, CA: McCutchan Publishing Company.

Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds). (1990). Windows into science classrooms: Problems associated with higher-level learning. London: Falmer Press.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1990). What does it mean to be an exemplary science teacher? Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 27, 3-25.

Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B., & Fraser, B.J. (1990). Conclusion: Barriers to high level cognitive learning in science. In Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B., & Fraser, B.J. Windows into science classrooms: Problems associated with higher-level learning (pp. 222-241). London: Falmer Press.

Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B., & Fraser, B.J. (1990). Learning science with understanding: In search of the holy grail? In Tobin, K., Kahle, J.B., & Fraser, B.J. Windows into science classrooms: Problems associated with higher-level learning (pp. 1-13). London: Falmer Press.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B. (1989). Barriers to higher-level cognitive learning in high school science. Science Education, 73(6), 659-682.

Korbosky, R., Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1989). The potential of case studies of exemplary mathematics teaching. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 20(6), 885-896.

Ciupryk, F.A., Fraser, B.J., Malone, J.A., & Tobin, K. (1989). Exemplary grade 1 mathematics teaching: A case study. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 4(1), 40-50.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1989). Student perceptions of psychosocial environment in classrooms of exemplary science teachers. International Journal of Science Education, 11(1), 19-34.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1989). Case studies of exemplary science and mathematics teaching. School Science and Mathematics, 89(4), 320-334.

Tobin, K., Deacon, J., & Fraser, B.J. (1989). An investigation of exemplary physics teaching. The Physics Teacher, 27(3), 144-150.

Fraser, B., & Tobin, K. (1989). A study of exemplary science and mathematics teachers. In Matyas, M. L., Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds) Looking into windows: Qualitative research in science education. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Matyas, M. L., Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds). (1989) Looking into windows: Qualitative research in science education. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin, K. (1989). Exemplary science and mathematics teachers. What Research Says to the Science and Mathematics Teacher, Number 1. Perth, Australia: Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics, Curtin University.

Fraser, B.J., Williamson, J.C., & Tobin, K. (1988). An evaluation of some senior colleges. Journal of Educational Administration, 26(3), 311-330.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1988). Investigations of exemplary practice in science and mathematics teaching in Western Australia. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 20(4), 369-371.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1988). Investigations of exemplary practice in Australian mathematics classes. The Australian Mathematics Teacher, 44(1), 5-8.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1988). Investigations of science and mathematics teaching in exemplary classrooms. Australian Journal of Education, 32, 75-94.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1988). Investigations of exemplary practice in Australian science classes. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 34(1), 23-29.

Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K., & Lacy, T. (1988). A study of exemplary primary science teachers. Research in Science and Technology Education, 6(1), 25-38.

Tobin, K., Treagust, D.F., & Fraser, B.J. (1988). An investigation of exemplary biology teaching. The American Biology Teacher, 50(3), 142-147.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds). (1987). Exemplary practice in science and mathematics education. Perth: Curtin University of Technology.

Fraser, B. J., Williamson, J. C., & Tobin, K. (1987). Use of classroom and school climate scales in evaluating alternative high schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 3(3), 219-231.

Fraser, B.J., Williamson, J.C., & Tobin, K. (1987). Evaluating alternative high schools in terms of their classroom environments. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 13, 211-217.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1987). Results and discussion. In Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds). Exemplary practice in science and mathematics education (pp. 201-215). Perth: Curtin University of Technology.

Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (1987). Introduction to the exemplary practice in science and mathematics education study. In Tobin, K., & Fraser, B.J. (Eds). Exemplary practice in science and mathematics education (pp. 1-13). Perth: Curtin University of Technology.

Williamson, J., Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K., Canute, H., Lake, J.H., & Watts, O. (1987). A summary of The Senior Colleges in Western Australia: An evaluation. Perth, Western Australia: Ministry of Education.

Williamson, J., Fraser, B.J., Tobin, K., Canute, H., Lake, J.H., & Watts, O. (1987). The Senior Colleges in Western Australia: An evaluation. Perth, Western Australia: Ministry of Education.

Fraser, B.J., & Tobin K. (Eds) (1985). Secondary analysis of educational data. Perth: WAIT Press.


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