ERIC Number: EJ818937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Scientific Literacy, Environmental Issues, and PISA 2006: The 2008 Paul F-Brandwein Lecture
Bybee, Rodger W.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v17 n6 p566-585 Dec 2008
In today's world, scientific literacy has become essential to full participation of citizens. Certainly, important components of scientific literacy include resource use and environmental quality. The 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) centered on scientific literacy and included resources and environments as two contexts for the test and student questionnaire. The article first introduces PISA 2006, and then provides a general overview of results. Using two released units from PISA 2006, I then turn to results and a discussion of students' science competencies and attitudes relative to environmental and resources issues. The article concludes with a discussion of educational policies for science education programs and teaching practices.
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Conservation (Environment), Science Process Skills, Competence, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Educational Policy, Science Instruction
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment