ERIC Number: ED332949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
[Ethics and Values in] Science, Technology, and Society Education: Working Papers.
Waks, Leonard J.; And Others
This document consists of four papers that provide a handbook on ethics/values education and its place in STS (Science, Technology and Society). The handbook addresses basic issues in ethical theory, the place of ethics and values in the STS curriculum format, the conduct of ethics and values discussions in the classroom, and the appropriate relations between the school district and the local community on values-related activities in STS instruction. "The Responsibility Cycle" (Leonard J. Waks) develops an STS curriculum format based on the definition of the STS education prepared by the Science, Technology and Society Project. "Ethical Concepts and Theories for STS" (Deborah G. Johnson) surveys the most important ethical theories and demonstrates their application to STS issues."School-Community Relations for Ethics and Values in STS Education" (Leonard J. Waks) presents 10 guidelines for schools to follow in building community acceptance and support for values-related activities in STS education. "Using Discussion to Explore Values and Develop Positions on STS Issues" (James S. Leming) presents a method for selecting STS issues for instruction, preparing for classroom discussion of these issues, managing the discussion, and evaluating the discussion as an instructional activity. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Science, Technology and Society Network, University Park, PA.