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ERIC Number: ED020144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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STEPS TOWARD SCIENTIFIC LITERACY, A REPORT OF COLLEGE-LEVEL CONFERENCES ON SCIENCE FOR NONSCIENCE MAJORS.
National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
DURING THE 1967-68 ACADEMIC YEAR, THE NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SPONSORED FOUR WORKING CONFERENCES WITH COLLEGE SCIENCE TEACHERS WHO WERE CONCERNED WITH TEACHING SCIENCE FOR THE NONSCIENCE MAJOR. THE TWO ASPECTS EMPHASIZED AT THE MEETINGS WERE (1) THE MEANING OF THE TERM "SCIENTIFIC LITERACY," AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCING COLLEGE GRADUATES WHO ARE LITERATE IN SCIENCE, AND (2) THE MEANING OF THE TERM "BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES" AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN DEVELOPING SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THIS REPORT IS A SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DRAWN FROM THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE WORKING GROUPS. PART 1 EMPHASIZES (1) THE STATEMENT OF GOALS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION SCIENCE COURSES, AND (2) THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE OBJECTIVES INTO BEHAVIORAL TERMS. PART 2 PRESENTS (1) A DIALOGUE BETWEEN CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS ON THE OBJECTIVES OF UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION BIOLOGY AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL, (2) NOTES ON COMMENTS BY RESOURCE PERSON, ROBERT GAGNE, ON THE OBJECTIVES OF COLLEGE GENERAL EDUCATION BIOLOGY, AND (3) DESCRIPTIONS OF TWO BEHAVIORALLY ORIENTED COLLEGE LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION BIOLOGY COURSES FOR NONSCIENCE MAJORS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST TO COLLEGE SCIENCE TEACHERS IS INCLUDED. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
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