ERIC Number: ED249076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Human Reproduction: Social and Technological Aspects. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.
McConnell, Mary C.; And Others
This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological innovations in order to make intelligent decisions about them. This module, which focuses on a variety of topics related to the past, present, and future of human reproduction, consists of 8 activities. Major areas addressed in the activities are: (1) conception and contraception; (2) teenage pregnancy; (3) sex determination in humans; (4) trends in adoption; (5) artificial insemination; (6) factors affecting world population and how some countries are responding to these factors; (7) projected world populations for the year 2000; and (8) population growth in an imaginary new country and the impact of this growth on the rest of the world. All activities include a list of goals, introductory information, a list of tasks to be accomplished, discussion questions, suggestions for further study and list of materials needed, new terms, and additional references which students are encouraged to locate and read. Key articles which may be difficult to locate are included in the module. (JN)
Descriptors: Adoption, College Science, Contraception, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Population Trends, Pregnancy, Reproduction (Biology), Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Technology
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Science and Society