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ERIC Number: ED157692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 9
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Interactions of Citizens and Scientists: Experience in One Federal Program.
Hollander, Rachelle
This paper summarizes the history and current directions of the Science for Citizens program at the National Science Foundation and notes the role evaluation and evaluators might play with respect to it. The goal of the program is to help scientists and citizens participate knowledgeably in policy-making with respect to issues in which science and technology play an important part. To be responsive to this Congressional mandate, the program is handled as a citizen (including scientists) education program, demanding assurance of objectivity and balance, within specified, explicit political contexts in which citizens can make decisions and influence policy. The projects which the program supports, the program components themselves, and the assumptions about issue-orientation, audience, and process on which the program is based, all need evaluating. American Educational Research Association members are invited to become involved with the projects and the program in that role. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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