ERIC Number: EJ534337
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Myth of Scientific Literacy.
Shamos, Morris H.
Liberal Education, v82 n3 p44-49 Sum 1996
The underlying goal of the scientific literacy movement, to provide science education so all US citizens can reach independent judgments on science-based societal issues, is an unrealistic social goal. A better approach is to develop awareness and appreciation of the scientific enterprise, focus on technology as a practical imperative, and develop understanding of proper use of scientific expertise. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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