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ERIC Number: ED406212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 35
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Contextualized Science for Teaching Science and Technology.
Koul, Ravinder
A comprehensive view of science and technology in curricular reforms and materials is needed to promote public understanding and participation in science issues. This paper presents the results of an analysis of the treatment of the nature of science and technology in science curricular materials in India. Textbook sections on the conceptions of mechanics are the basis for this analysis. A contextualized curriculum for schools is offered as a more productive approach to learning and exploring science concepts, processes, and science-and-technology-issues. The controversial Sardar Sarovar Hydroelectric Project in India is used as an exemplary case that can further this effort. It is concluded that a contextualized curriculum is potentially quite powerful for addressing the nature of science and technology in school curricula and materials. Contains 100 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: India