ERIC Number: ED393709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Technical Literacy Conference (8th, Arlington, Virginia, January 15-17, 1993).
National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, University Park, PA.
This document of conference proceedings is divided into five sections. The first, STS (Science Technology and Society) Studies, contains five papers: (1) "Scientific Discourse and Public Policy" (Jane C. Webb; George R. Webb; Charolette Webb); (2) "An Answer to Neil Postman's 'Technopoly'" (David K. Nations); (3) "Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Constructive Technology Assessment" (Jesse Tatum); (4) "Total Quality Management as An Ethics Issue Mediated by Technology Transfer in Unsolicited Sociotechnical Interventions" (Ely A. Dorsey) and (5) "'Silent Spring' The Myth of Two Cultures" (Doris Z. Fleisher). The second part is on women in science and technology, and also contains five papers: (1) "Ordinary and Extraordinary Women in Science" (Darlene S. Richardson; Connie J. Sutton); (2) "Women and Technology: Feminist Perspectives" (Linda Condron); (3) "Why Constructivist Classroom Practice Can Increase Participation of Women and People of Color in Science" (Barbara J. Reeves; Cheryl Ney); (4) "From Hostile Exclusion to Friendly Inclusion: Transforming the College Science Classroom" (Darlene S. Richardson; Maureen McHugh); and (5) a preliminary report on the NSF project discussed in the previous paper (Sue V. Rosser). The third section, Bioethics, Health, and Medicine, contains two sections: (1) "Breast Implants and the Challenge of An Informed Public" (R. Eugene Mellican); and (2) "Bioethics Event-based Future Worksheet" (Richard G. Dawson). The fourth section looks at STS in the Nonindustrialized World. The three articles are: (1) "Sustainable Development: Some Interpretations, Implications, and Uses" (Subodh Wagle); (2) "Transcending Efficiency's Dilemma: A View from the Coadaptationist Position" (Craig R. Duennen); and (3) "Urban Sustainability in an Industrializing Country Context: The Case of China" (John Byrne; Young-Doo Wang, Bo Shen; Congfang Wang, Ziuguo Li). The fifth and final section is devoted to education. The part on K-12 contains 18 articles. The section on higher education contains 10 articles. The part on research has four articles. (DK)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Ethics, Females, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Public Policy, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Scientific and Technical Information, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, University Park, PA.
Identifiers: China; Technopoly
Note: Proceedings Foreword authored by James J. Murphy. For related materials, see ED 350 248, ED 339 671, ED 325 429, ED 315 326, and ED 308 099.