ERIC Number: ED364421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Methodological Implications of Feminist and Poststructuralism Views of Science. NCSTL Monograph Series Number 4.
The range of answers to the question, "What is Science?" has literally reached beyond the capability of any one person to adequately understand and summarize. This paper discusses the concept of the so-called "value-free" science, and contrasts this traditional mode of inquiry with the new modes of thought espoused by advocates of feminism and poststructuralism. It is concluded that the current conflict and disagreement over the nature of science is a positive situation and one which brings together many differing perspectives to the benefit of research. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminism, Higher Education, Science Education, Social Science Research
The National Center for Science Teaching & Learning, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Nature of Science; Philosophy of Science; Poststructuralism
Note: This paper was first presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, 1992).