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ERIC Number: EJ1047099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
"It's Still Science but Not Like Normal Science": Girls' Responses to the Teaching of Socio-Scientific Issues
Morris, Helen
School Science Review, v96 n355 p105-111 Nov 2014
Socio-scientific issues, which are often controversial, involve the use of science and are of interest to society, raising ethical and moral dilemmas. Examples of these issues could include genetic technology or air pollution. Following a curriculum reform in England in 2006, socioscientific issues now have a heightened presence in the 14-16 science curriculum. This article reports on the findings of a study that used the context of this reform to explore how girls are responding to the teaching of socio-scientific issues. It shows how girls within one school had diverse responses to lessons that included these types of issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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