ERIC Number: ED405206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Considerations for Networking for Better Practice in Science Education.
Kumar, David; Romance, Nancy
Unprecedented developments in information technology and a steady expansion of the free-market system are posing challenges to the status-quo of all professions, including science education. In order to make improvements in their practices in line with the exponential growth of information and the demands of increasingly well-informed consumers, it is imperative that professionals network with each other. This paper highlights the importance of networking as a powerful and constructive way of accomplishing better practices in science education. It discusses what networking is and highlights different interactions, including interactions with professionals outside academe, interactions with professionals inside academe, and interactions with consumers. It is concluded that the future of science education will depend on how science educators network among themselves and with others from related and diverse disciplines in an age of information and free-market economy. Contains 11 references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Smyrna, GA, November 16, 1996).