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ERIC Number: EJ1057995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1446-6120
Going beyond STS: Towards a Curriculum for Sociopolitical Action
Hodson, Derek
Science Education Review, v3 n1 p2-7 2004
This article asserts that STS-oriented curricula, while of value in presenting a more authentic view of scientific practice and its cultural context, are too timid in their approach towards the political interests and social values that underpin scientific and technological developments. A case is made for politicizing students through an issues-based, technology-oriented curriculum aimed at social critique, values clarification, and preparation for sociopolitical action. (This paper is a summary of Hodson, 2003). [See: "Time for Action: Science Education for an Alternative Future," by Hodson, Derek. "International Journal of Science Education," v25 n6 p645-70 Jun 2003 in ERIC at EJ672139.]
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Language: English
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