ERIC Number: ED443698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Scientific Literacy: Interpretations of a Cross-Section of Our Society.
Rascoe, Barbara; Chun, Sajin; Jackson, David; Li, Hua; Oliver, J. Steve; Tippins, Deborah; Nichols, Sherry; Radcliffe, Laura
In order to purport a model that demonstrates how scientific literacy is recognized and its purposes and goals, we need the perspectives and voices of individuals who are stakeholders in the science education reform process are needed. The purpose of this study is to examine the interpretations of scientific literacy from a cross section of the American society who occupy positions of responsibility that relate to science and scientific literacy. The stakeholders in this research effort include participants selected from a sample of scientists, science educators, teachers, administrators, community persons influencing educational decisions, and parents. This qualitative research study includes an analysis of nine open-ended, in-depth interviews. The results (findings) of this study will show the emergence of themes or categories that relate to how our participants recognize (define and measure) scientific literacy. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Change, Measurement, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Stakeholders, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).