ERIC Number: ED389632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
The Diffusion and Adoption of STS in the Social Studies: Some Observations.
Marker, Gerald W.
This paper examines the rapid changes in technology that enables cloning of human embryos and explores the issues related to teaching students about the use of such technologies. STS adoption has made only minimal impact on mainline social studies curriculum, although the topic has been included in discussion for decades. The paper outlines five possible barriers to more rapid adoption of STS content in the social studies and offers suggestions to surmount those barriers. Identified barriers include: (1) the crowded curriculum; (2) curriculum resources; (3) STS and controversy; (4) discomfort with science; and (5) low status for high technology. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (73rd, Nashville, TN, November 1993).