Science, Technology, and Society: Education A Sourcebook on Research and Practice

Paperback | April 30, 2000

EditorDavid D. Kumar, Daryl E. Chubin, Daryl E. Chubin

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This volume will take a comprehensive view of STS education, the goals of which are manifold, and include making science and technology literacy available for all Americans, preparing those not bound for college to compete successfully in an increasingly science- and technology-oriented global market, and equipping the average person with the information necessary for making informed personal and policy decisions concerning the role of science and technology in society.

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This volume will take a comprehensive view of STS education, the goals of which are manifold, and include making science and technology literacy available for all Americans, preparing those not bound for college to compete successfully in an increasingly science- and technology-oriented global market, and equipping the average per...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.27 inPublished:April 30, 2000Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306461730

ISBN - 13:9780306461736

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Introduction; D. Devraj Kumar, D.E. Chubin. 1. Real Science Education: Replacing `PCB' with S(cience) through-STS throughout all levels of K-12: `Materials' as one approach; R. Roy. 2. The Development of Civic Scientific Literacy in the United States; J.D. Miller. 3. STS Science in Canada: From Policy to Student Evaluation; G.S. Aikenhead. 4. Trade-Offs, Risks, and Regulations in Science and Technology: Implications for STS Education; J.C. DeFalco. 5. Thoughts About the Evaluation of STS: More Questions than Answers; J.W. Altschuld, D. Devraj Kumar. 6. Science, Technology, Society, and the Environment: Scientific Literacy for the Future; K.B. deBettencourt. 7. Marginalization of Technology within STS Education in K-12 Schools in America; D.W. Cheek. 8. Student Understanding of Global Warming: Implications for STS Education Beyond 2000; J.A. Rye, P.A. Rubba. 9. STS Education for knowledge professionals; J.S. Hauger. 10. Reculturing Science: Politics, Policy, and Promises to Keep; D.E. Chubin. 11. Trends and Opportunities in Science and Technology Studies: A View from the National Science Foundation; E.J. Hacket.