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ERIC Number: ED281755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 252
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Science and Social Issues. Revised Edition.
Newton, David E.
Developed to help teachers and students deal with some of the current issues in science and technology, this book outlines a system for studying socioscientific problems that can be developed in class and then be applied in a life setting. Issues related to the biological sciences, physical sciences, and science as a social institution are addressed. Each of the topics is approached in a five-step sequence. These include: (1) an introduction (providing a background for the topic); (2) a background reading list (designed to get students started on research); (3) a case study (presenting a real or fictional situation that requires a decision); (4) "buck-stops-here" question (requiring that students make a commitment on the issue addressed in the case study); and (5) additional questions (serving as starting points for further discussion and investigations). A section is included that explains the use of background readings and also identifies major sources of news and comment. (ML)
J. Weston Walch, Publisher, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658 (01-7036, $8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: First edition is no longer in print.