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ERIC Number: EJ800357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1712-851X
History of Science as Interdisciplinary Education in American Colleges: Its Origins, Advantages, and Pitfalls
Viterbo, Paula
Journal of Research Practice, v3 n2 article M16 2007
Before 1950, history of science did not exist as an independent academic branch, but was instead pursued by practitioners across various humanities and scientific disciplines. After professionalization, traces of its prehistory as a cross-disciplinary area of interest bound to an interdisciplinary, educational philosophy have remained. This essay outlines the development of history of science as an interdisciplinary academic field, and argues that it constitutes an obvious choice for inclusion in an interdisciplinary academic program, provided faculty and administrators learn how best to manage its advantages and pitfalls.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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