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ERIC Number: EJ1154793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Changing Science Education to Meet the Demands of a Changing Society
Fensham, Peter J.
School Science Review, v98 n365 p65-69 Jun 2017
Changes in society can, on occasion, lead to new demands on schooling, and on science education in particular. A major such demand in the 1960s led to a conceptual form of science that has dominated school science education ever since. Subsequent major societal demands have usually not been nearly as successful in redefining school science education. Some reasons for these failures are suggested, based on the conditions that supported the success in the 1960s.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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