ERIC Number: ED325378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-7
Scientific Literacy: Buzzword, Bus-Word, or Problem?
Scientific literacy seems to be one of those recurring preoccupations in the scene of science education in the United States. As usual, the science education community is not unanimous about there being a crisis. There is either a healthy pluralism and ongoing discussion or a complete lack of orientation in science education on this topic. Discussed in this paper are: (1) "Two Different Conceptions of Scientific Literacy"; (2) "Scientific Literacy as a Goal for Science Education"; (3) "Evaluating Scientific Literacy"; and (4) "Literacy and Scientific Literacy." A list of 25 references is appended. (CW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A