ERIC Number: EJ588568
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Why Teach Science? Setting Rational Goals for Science Education.
Longbottom, John E.; Butler, Philip H.
Science Education, v83 n4 p473-92 Jul 1999
Teaching science is justified by linking scientific ways of thinking with the advancement of democratic society. Claims that science education must reflect the ways in which the theories and practices of science are constrained by the real world. Presents three goals of science education that can help defend it from antiscientific criticisms. Contains 44 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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