ERIC Number: ED239854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Microelectronics in the Curriculum--The Science Teacher's Contribution.
Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England).
Rapid advances in microelectronics over the past few years have generally been beneficial, but they have also created some problems, and questions must be asked about the philosophy for including aspects of the new technology in the school curriculum. This statement, prepared by the Microelectronics and Science Education Subcommittee of the Association for Science Education (ASE) and centered on the belief that all students should be introduced to the subject, is intended to serve as a stimulus for discussing the many educational, vocational, and social issues raised by rapid advances in the field. The statement is in three parts under the headings of (1) the new technology within the school curriculum; (2) microelectronics within the science curriculum; and (3) microelectronics: role of the ASE. The first part considers the importance of microelectronics, microelectronics topics, the need to reach all students, implementing microelectronics into curricula, and provisions for specialist courses and children with high quality characteristics. The second part focuses on the role of science and related departments, microelectronics topics in science, "components" versus the "systems" approach, diversity within schools, and suggestions for discussion. The final part considers the role and importance of the ASE in implementing microelectronics courses and programs. Each part concludes with a list of recommendations. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Systems Approach
Association for Science Education, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL 109AA England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers: Association For Science Education; Great Britain; Microelectronics
Note: Prepared by the Microelectronics and Science Education Sub-Committee.