ERIC Number: ED218067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Engineer's View of Science Education. A Discussion Paper, D-81/2.
George, Donald A.
Written as part of a series for the Science Council of Canada, this publication focuses on elementary and secondary school science education as it effects students in general and those pursuing engineering and technical careers in particular. Section one examines post-Sputnik science education and claims that an overly narrow emphasis on pure science has resulted in decreased science enrollment and has failed to meet the needs of general students, students seeking careers in the applied sciences, and society. Section two differentiates among technology, engineering, and science. The final section suggests different approaches for teaching science and emphasizes the need to balance content with context indicating that science curricula must stress application, technology, and social implication. (DC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Technology
Publications Office, Science Council of Canada, 100 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Science and Society
Note: Also published in French as Des exemplaires de L'enseignement des sciences vu par un ingenieur.