ERIC Number: ED381429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Technological Literacy Conference (9th, Arlington, Virginia, January 21-23, 1994).
Cheek, Dennis W., Ed.; Cheek, Kim A., Ed.
Twenty-six papers illustrate the wide reach of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) studies and education. A sampling of the first section on general STS studies includes: (1) "Technology, You, and the Law" (Kenneth S. Volk); (2) "The People From 'Away': Ending Racial and Economic Exploitation in the Siting of Toxic Wastes" (Glen J. Ernst); (3) "Constructing Space: The Shaping and Uses of the NASA-CIRSSE Two-arm Robotic Tested" (Jeffrey L. Newcomer); (4) "Irradiation of Food" (Martin L. Sage); (5) "Biotech or Biowreck? The Implications of 'Jurassic Park' and Genetic Engineering" (Sharon L. Chapin; Leslie D. Chapin); and (6) "Overcoming Computer Anxiety in Adult Learners" (Mick Lantis; Marilyn Sulewski). A sampling of the second section on energy themes includes: "Incorporating Environmental Externalities into Electricity Markets" (Steven E. Letendre); and "Equity Concerns in U.S. Nuclear Energy Politics" (In-Whan Jung; Young-Doo Wang). A sampling of the third and fourth sections that present articles on STS Collegiate Programs and STS in K-12 education include: (1) "Design Methodology in STS Programs" (Marc J. deVries); (2) "Science, Diversity, and Community: Revitalizing Introductory Science Curricula: An Overview" (Jacqueline Ross); (3) "Trends and Dilemmas in Science, Technology and Society Education within K-12 Schools in the United States" (Dennis W. Cheek); and (4) "Minds 2000+, Internet and Global Change" (James L. Barnes). (DK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, University Park, PA.
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