ERIC Number: ED328402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Science/Technology/Society. Focus on Excellence, Volume 1, Number 5.
Penick, John E., Ed.; Meinhard-Pellens, Richard, Ed.
This document describes 10 examples of innovative and outstanding science/technology/society (STS) programs. These programs were selected using state criteria and at least four independent reviewers. While Project Synthesis offered a desired state, these examples of excellence provided views of what is already a reality. The goals of an exemplary science program are provided along with the criteria for excellence. The programs described are: (1) "Unified Science Modules"; (2) "Solar Project Class"; (3) "Environmental Science"; (4) "Energy and Us"; (5) "Mankind: A Biological and Social View"; (6) "Wallingford Auditing Technical Team"; (7) "Science/Mathematics/Computer Magnet School"; (8) "Contemporary Issues in Science"; (9) "Earthscope"; and (10) "Marine Environmental Program." Also included are a critique on STS and a paper on teaching STS in secondary school. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Demonstration Programs, Ecology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Excellence in Education, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education, Mathematics Education, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Technology
National Science Teachers Association Publications Department, 1742 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Science Education Center.; National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.