ERIC Number: ED157700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Scientific Literacy and Support of Scientific Research. Draft Copy.
Noe, Michael J.
This document is concerned with determining student attitudes towards the support of scientific research. It is divided into three major topics. The first section briefly summarizes recent concern in the scientific community over public attitudes toward science. Section two reviews public opinion data on attitudes towards science, and three presents some findings from the 1976-77 science assessment on support for scientific research among the nation's youth. Recent survey information indicates that while public opinion of scientists has dropped since the middle 1960s, it is still better in comparison to other professionals. Results of the support for research assessment among the nation's 17-year-olds suggest that a person's knowledge of science may play an important part in determining the extent of that support. It is suggested that attempts to heighten young citizens' interest in and knowledge of science are in the best interests of the scientific community. (Author/MA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document