ERIC Number: EJ588587
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
School Science, Citizenship and the Public Understanding of Science.
Jenkins, E. W.
International Journal of Science Education, v21 n7 p703-10 Aug 1999
Quantitative and qualitative studies of public understanding of science conducted in many countries provide important insights into the extent to which lay citizens understand important scientific concepts, and the ways in which they seek and use scientific knowledge. Identifies some dimensions of "citizen science" and examines their implications for school science. Contains 23 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: The Public Understanding of Science: Implications for Education.