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ERIC Number: ED011507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION AND THE SPIRIT OF SCIENCE.
COREY, ARTHUR F.; AND OTHERS
THE EDUCATIONAL POLICIES COMMISSION REPORTED IN ITS POSITION PAPER THAT A MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF OUR SCHOOLS SHOULD BE TO DEVELOP THE SPIRIT OF SCIENCE IN STUDENTS. SUCH A SPIRIT OF RATIONAL INQUIRY SHOULD INCLUDE SUCH VALUES AS (1) A DESIRE TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND, (2) QUESTIONING OF ALL THINGS, (3) SEARCH FOR DATA AND THEIR MEANING, (4) DEMAND FOR VERIFICATION, (5) CONSIDERATION OF PREMISES, AND (6) CONSIDERATION OF CONSEQUENCES. THESE VALUES CAN BE LEARNED IN CONNECTION WITH MANY KINDS OF INTELLECTUAL ACTIVITY. POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO A SOCIETY WHICH PLACES EMPHASIS ON THESE VALUES INCLUDE HIGHER STANDARDS OF LIVING AND GREATER PERSONAL FREEDOM. SUCH A COMMON SYSTEM OF VALUES MIGHT PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR STRENGTHENED INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND POLITICAL ORDER, AND PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL STABILITY AND PROGRESS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036, $1.25 FOR A CLOTHBOUND EDITION AND $0.35 FOR A PAPER BOUND EDITION. (AG)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; EDUCATIONAL POLICIES COMMISSION; NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT