ERIC Number: ED305240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Pittsburgh Science Technology Society Project: A Final Report.
O'Brien, George E., Ed.
This final report on the inservice education of secondary science teachers for the teaching of science via Science Technology Society (STS) materials lists the major objectives of the project as: (1) write four instructional modules with a science, society and technology focus which address special concerns and needs of the underserved and underrepresented populations of Pittsburgh; (2) provide inservice training for 25 secondary science teachers in the effective use of the new STS instruction modules; and (3) determine the impact of the STS project upon the teachers and students in the secondary schools of the pilot study. The topics for the instructional modules included the auto and energy, selection of consumer projects, transportation and community, and the automobile and social issues. Issues discussed in this report which arose during the course of the study include major problems encountered, problem resolution alternatives, evaluation of the modules, dissemination of materials, and budget summary. Included is an overview of the four modules including processes, activities, and instructional objectives. (MVL)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics Education, Graphs, Inservice Teacher Education, Physics, Pilot Projects, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Influences, Technological Literacy, Technology, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Note: For a related document, see SE 050 431.