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ERIC Number: EJ1016030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
"Have I Got Science News for You?": Science Coverage by UK National Newspapers--An Update
King, Chris; Hyden, Fiona
School Science Review, v94 n349 p89-95 Jun 2013
As part of the "scientific literacy" debate, a survey of the balance of science stories in the media was undertaken by reviewing UK newspapers late in 2011. The survey found a preponderance of health/medical stories (50%+) and many stories relating to environment/ecology. The percentage of other biology stories and of stories related to Earth science was significant, while the coverage of technology, physics and chemistry was low. These findings mirror a similar survey undertaken in 2003 and differ from the balance in the current National Curriculum for Science in England for ages 11-16. The curriculum revision currently being undertaken provides an opportunity to consider this imbalance. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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