ERIC Number: EJ584681
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Perspectives of Teaching Science-Technology-Society in Local Cultures: A Sociocultural Analysis.
McGinnis, J. R.; Simmons, P.
Science Education, v83 n2 p179-211 Mar 1999
Employs the concepts of taboos and noas to investigate the perceptions of science teachers of controversial topics and curriculum infusion. Describes and analyzes teachers' (n=5) Science-Technology-Society (STS) classroom practices after an STS inservice experience. Teachers' coverage of controversial STS topics appears related to perceptions of job security and standing in local school culture. Contains 50 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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