ERIC Number: ED127129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues in Science Education.
Robinson, James T.
The author begins this address to the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science by consideration of the social context of science education. After discussing the effects of the idea of assimilation of individuals and groups into the American mainstream and of the "youth crisis," he focuses on issues of science curricula. Arguing that the students' cognitive, physical, and social development should be more important than I.Q. in determining appropriate science curriculum, the author observes that multiple science curricula are needed. The tendency of curriculum developers and users to consider science as "the" way of knowing should be replaced with an approach stressing the meaningful use of science as a way of knowing. In conclusion, the author addresses goals of science education and their relation to the politics of science education. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to light and broken type throughout