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ERIC Number: EJ1062750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
STEM Policy and Science Education: Scientistic Curriculum and Sociopolitical Silences
Gough, Annette
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v10 n2 p445-458 Jun 2015
This essay responds to the contribution of Volny Fages and Virginia Albe, in this volume, to the field of research in science education, and places it in the context of the plethora of government and industry policy documents calling for more Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools and universities and the tension between these and students' declining interest in studying STEM subjects. It also draws attention to the parallels between the silences around sociopolitical issues in government policies and curriculum related to STEM, including nanoscience, and those found with respect to environmental education two decades ago, and relates these to the resurgence of a scientific rationalist approach to curriculum.
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Language: English
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