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ERIC Number: EJ785999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Exploring the Roles and Nature of Science: A Case Study of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Lee, Yeung Chung
International Journal of Science Education, v30 n4 p515-541 Mar 2008
The roles of science in society and the nature of science are the focus of many science curricula. Current views about these two aspects of science have largely been informed by the history of scientific development. This article uses the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome--a recent health scare--as a case study to explore the roles of science and their relationship with the nature of science and societal factors. The review provides deeper insight into the difficulties that are encountered in fulfilling these roles, particularly those that relate to the nature of science. This review has implications for both school and public science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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