ERIC Number: ED218095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Science for Non-Specialists: The College Years.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.
This report is derived from a study of the Federal Role in College Science Education of Non-Specialists and concerns a vital area of education in U.S. colleges which has not received the emphasis it deserves. Attention has been paid to making certain that majors in science or engineering have breadth and depth in the humanities and social sciences but an equal effort has not been given to ensuring that college students planning careers in law, business, journalism, etc. have course work in science. The issues involved in preparing opinion leaders to be knowledgeable in science and technology need to be addressed by both the public and private sectors. The authors of this report, in addressing these issues, believe that it is in the national interest to help non-science majors develop an understanding of science and technology. They also include in their discussion some suggestions for future action. (Author/PEB)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Degree Requirements, General Education, Higher Education, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Literacy, Technology
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20418.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Human Resources.