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ERIC Number: EJ625487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Nature-of-Science Literacy in "Benchmarks" and "Standards": Post-Modern/Relativist or Modern/Realist?
Good, Ron; Shymansky, James
Science and Education, v10 n1-2 p173-85 Jan-Mar 2001
"Benchmarks" and "Standards" describe science in terms that seem to emphasize tentative, local knowledge while at other times emphasizing stable, universal knowledge. Presents an overall picture of science to be one of modern realism, and shows how the postmodern relativist could select statements that paint a scene as epistemically equivalent to the social sciences or the arts and humanities. (SAH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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