ERIC Number: ED218069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Canadian Context for Science Education. A Discussion Paper.
Page, James E.
Originally prepared for the Science Council of Canada, this document summarizes issues and concerns discussed by participants in a colloquium on content in Canadian science education. The meeting was prompted by the Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies which indicated, among other findings, that Canadian scientists and technologists fail to take into account the unique nature of Canada when doing their work. Four major issues were identified during the session: (1) the lack of attention to Canadian dimensions and problems in science teaching and research; (2) the failure of Canadians to recognize that science and technology are integral parts of our society's culture; (3) the need for increased public awareness of the roles played by science and technology in Canada; and (4) the attitude of young people toward science and technology. This publication includes the Commission's report and some responses to it, science education as a neglected area, and such related issues as the science curriculum, history of Canadian science and technology, transdisciplinary studies, publishing, teacher education, interdisciplinary scholarly communication, and the need for public awareness. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: College Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Research, Technology
Publications Office, Science Council of Canada, 100 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Science and Society