ERIC Number: ED474511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
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Implementing Global Science Literacy.
Mayer, Victor J., Ed.
This book expands on the argument for a new type of science curriculum for secondary schools. Instead of being based on each of the major disciplines as are almost all current science curricula, it is suggested that curricula should be conceptually organized around the Earth system, including the science methodology of the system sciences, and capitalize on the cross-cultural characteristics of science to establish greater understanding of the contributions of all cultures. The first several chapters of the book add additional support to Global Science Literacy (GSL) as a viable international basis for science curricula. The chapters describe the characteristics of Chinese culture and compare them to GSL characteristics, discuss research on science in an indigenous culture and the implications for GSL, and summarize research on science teaching in the field and its implications for GSL. Additional chapters describe the national science curricula of Taiwan, the People of the Republic of China, Singapore, Korea, Germany, and Spain and the conditions for implementing GSL in those countries. The last several chapters discuss experiences and programs for developing teachers of Earth Systems Education curricula and those based on GSL. (KHR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs
The Ohio State University, Earth Systems Education Program, 125 S. Oval Drive, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: China