ERIC Number: ED325328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Values in School Science: Some Practical Materials and Suggestions. Third Edition.
Brinckerhoff, Richard F.
The collection of vignettes in this book provide science teachers with a multitude of source materials and useful alternatives for incorporation into their curricula and teaching. Teachers may select topics as brief issues for casual reflection or as a means for promoting deeper investigation and analysis. Most of the vignettes can be extended and adapted into a repertoire of classroom strategies which will promote the integration of content and societal issues. Considerations to be aware of in the process of creating moral dilemmas and conducting classroom discussions are included. General biology, the environment, populations, destruction of species, bioethics, general chemistry, waste, pollution, natural resources, mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, radiation, nuclear energy, energy conservation, earth and space science, computers, misconceptions, history of science, government policy, economics, and desirable inventions are topics included. A list of quotations, a sample moral dilemma, questions, and student projects are appended. (KR)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Misconceptions, Moral Development, Moral Values, Resource Materials, Science and Society, Science Education, Science History, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Social Values, Technology, Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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