ERIC Number: EJ588594
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
The Social Responsibility of Science and the Public Understanding of Science.
Cross, Roger T.; Price, Ronald F.
International Journal of Science Education, v21 n7 p775-85 Aug 1999
Argues that citizens need to recognize that science is a human social activity like any other. Calls for socially responsible science and a public mindful of its strengths and weaknesses. Explores two case studies of public construction of knowledge about controversial health-related issues to illustrate the problematic nature of public understanding of science. Contains 24 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.