ERIC Number: EJ825348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Science Curriculum in the Market Liberal Society of the Twenty-First Century: "Re-Visioning" the Idea of Science for All
Smith, Dorothy V.; Gunstone, Richard F.
Research in Science Education, v39 n1 p1-16 Jan 2009
The period since the 1960s has seen dramatic change in the nature and practice of science, science education and secondary school education itself. This paper examines changes in the Science for All movement, setting these changes in the context of the societal shift towards market liberalism and the advancement of a new style of individualism. We argue that the climate of today requires a re-focusing of the priorities of secondary school science education, with a new emphasis on what Science for All implies for the education of those who will go on to be our scientific elite.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary School Science, Curriculum, Educational History, Science Education History, Scientific Enterprise, Political Attitudes, Free Enterprise System, Educational Environment, Social Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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