ERIC Number: ED297964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Moral Education: The Missing Link to Science, Technology and Society Programs.
Zeidler, Dana Lewis
Progressive approaches to science education incorporate a social dimension based on an interdisciplinary curriculum. The importance of such an approach has been recognized by educators and many science-techonology-society (STS) programs have been developed as a response to this social need. However, such programs may fall short of their mark without adequate treatment to the process of moral education for the students engaged in these programs. This paper argues that the process of moral development and policymaking are necessary in the classroom both as a foundation of moral education and as the link which will make otherwise interesting STS programs pedagogically effective ones. This paper explores viable approaches which educators may use in presenting the idea of competing choices with respect to ethical issues in STS and an overview of some of the problems in applying ethical theory to social problems. (Author/CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Science, Technology, Society Conference (2nd, Washington, DC, February 7, 1987).