ERIC Number: ED388558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Proceedings of the National Technological Literacy Conference (10th, Arlington, Virginia, March 2-5, 1995).
Cheek, Dennis W., Ed.; Cheek, Kim A., Ed.
This collection of 20 papers represents the work of 24 authors with a variety of perspectives on the growth of the science, technology and society movement in the United States in the past 10 years. These essays are seen as a representative sample of the work of the movement. Divided into four sections, Section 1, "General Science, Technology and Society Studies," includes: (1) "The Policy Discourse of STS: STS as an Issue Area and Interaction Network" (Lars Fuglsang); (2) "Public Perception Issues: Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology" (Charles Hagedorn; Susan Allender-Hagedorn); (3) "Controversies over Evolution and Creationism: Toward a Postmodern Historiography of Science" (Michael Seltzer); (4) "Mathematics: An Important Interface Language for STS" (Glenda R. Haynie; W. James Haynie); (5) "Women and Genes: Finding the Right Fit" (Deborah Blizzard); and (6) "Community or Commodity? Reconsidering the Environmental Movements in Taiwan" (Shih-Jung Hsu; John Byrne). Section 2, "Science, Technology and Society Collegiate Programs," contains: (1) "Teaching Information Self-sufficiency in the Academic Disciplines: A Three-tiered Approach" (Deborah S. Grealy; Lorraine Evans); (2) "Integrating Ethics into Undergraduate Research: The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program" (R. Eugene Mellican); (3) "A Multimedia Approach to Computer Ethics" (Frances K. Bailie); (4) "Development of an Undergraduate Environmental Curriculum in Bangladesh" (Cub Kahn); (5) "What We Learn from Role Playing in an STS Activity" (Cheng-Hsia Wang); (6) "An STS Activity--Ozone Depletion" (Cheng-Hsia Wang); (7) "The Chinese Reforms and the Rationalization of Environmental Dispute Resolution" (Abigail R. Jahiel); and (8) Physics: Concepts and Connections" (Art Hobson). Section 3, "Science, Technology and Society in K-12 Education," includes: (1) "Available, Ready To Explore" (Bernice Hauser); (2) "High School Students' and Teachers' STS Outlook Profiles. Are There Gender Differences?" (Uri Zoller; David Ben-Chaim); and (3) "How a City Works: A Professional Development Institute for Teachers" (Debra Aczel and others). Section 4, "Technologies, Boundaries, and Realities: Dancing on the Borders of Human and Machine," contains: (1) "A Deconstructive Demi-dance" (Suzanne K. Damarin); (2) "Women Computer Scientists" (Linda Condron); (3) "The Paradox of Technology for Persons with Disabilities" (Jan Johnson); and (4) "Yellow Roses: The Case against the Name 'Virtual Reality'" (C. Allen Shaffer). (EH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Quality of Life, Science and Society, Scientific and Technical Information, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy
National Association for Science, Technology and Society (NASTS), 133 Willard Building, University Part, PA 16802.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.; American Vocational Association, Alexandria, VA.; Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, College Park, MD.; Teachers Clearinghouse for Science and Society Education, Inc., New York, NY.; Epsilon Pi Tau, Inc., Bowling Green, OH.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, University Park, PA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 365 750, ED 350 248, ED 381 429, ED 339 671, ED 325 429, ED 315 326, ED 308 099, and ED 293 705. Other conference sponsors include the Assembly for Science and Humanities and Student Pugwash USA.