ERIC Number: ED239853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Roles of Science and Technology in General and Continuing Education. Proceedings of the Conference of the Association of American Colleges (Washington, District of Columbia, December 16-18, 1979).
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
This conference focused on issues and topics related to the roles of science and technology in general and continuing education. The keynote address is entitled "Technology Transfer to the Third World: The Critical U.S. Challenge for the Eighties" (William Eilers). The section on perspectives on the public understanding of science includes the titles "Prolegomena" (Daniel Greenberg) and "Icarus and Daedalus" (John Clayton and Harold Hodgkinson). The section on the roles of science and technology in general education contains "What We Know and What We Need to Know" (Earl Hanson); "Science and Technology in General Education" (Anna Harrison); "On Teaching about Science" (Dorothy Nelkin); "Technical Education" (John Truxal); "A Design for a General Technology Course" (Robert Wheeler); and "Basic Science and the Liberal Arts" (Elizabeth Wood). The final section, an agenda for action, summarizes four types of continuation activities (including dissemination conferences and skills development workshops) and other measures to foster the design and implementation of new instruction in this area. The need for financial support is also briefly considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Financial Support, General Education, Higher Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Sciences, Technical Education, Technology, Technology Transfer
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
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