ERIC Number: EJ676640
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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The Worldwide Cachet of Scientific Literacy.
McEneaney, Elizabeth H.
Comparative Education Review, v47 n2 p217-37 May 2003
The worldwide cachet of scientific literacy has a distinctive cultural basis in a "world culture" that emphasizes universalism, individualism, and rationalization. Analysis of examples of a science literacy orientation in curricular statements, textbooks, and assessment materials shows that the logic of world culture, rather than narrow economic or political logics, drive the implementation of scientific literacy approaches in mass educational systems. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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