ERIC Number: ED339671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Broadening Participation in Science, Technology and Medicine: Proceedings of the Annual Technological Literacy Conference (6th, Washington, D.C., February 1-3, 1991).
Cheek, Dennis W., Ed.
This document contains the text of 50 papers presented at a national conference that focused on the relationships among science, technology, and society (STS). Most of the papers presented featured one of five major thematic areas around which the National Association for Science, Technology and Society is organized: education and information; environment; health and biomedicine; moral, ethical, and philosophical perspectives; and technology, industry, and work. Several papers focused on the special theme of the conference: "Broadening Participation in Science, Technology and Medicine" (the STS community needs to encourage further participation by and seek out perspectives on women, minorities, and the international community in STS studies). The papers are divided into three main sections: broadening participation, the nature of STS and STS interactions, and education from kindergarten through post-secondary and beyond. A complete conference program also is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Science, Educational Opportunities, Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethics, Females, Health, Higher Education, International Education, Medicine, Minority Groups, Moral Values, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Technological Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, DC.; Epsilon Pi Tau, Inc., Bowling Green, OH.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, University Park, PA.