ERIC Number: ED281755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Values
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
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: First edition is no longer in print.