ERIC Number: ED282770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Science Education and the Epistemology of Schools: Neglected Facets of Subject Matter.
Munby, Hugh; Russell, Tom
Perspectives on the nature of subject matter in science are offered in this paper. It is proposed that science and its context are better viewed as shifting rather than remaining fixed. The rational, moral, and authentic nature of science is explained in reference to education in general and more specifically to the contexts of the science teacher and the individual student. Ideas are presented on: (1) the widening gap between science and "school science"; (2) shifts in an understanding of science's epistemology; (3) science and shifting linguistic contexts; (4) the seductiveness of "science for all"; (5) the epistemology of science; and (6) the challenge of science education. A list of references is included. (ML)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Learning, Philosophy, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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 (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).