ERIC Number: EJ840861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 11
Strategy for Engaging the Society for Neuroscience in Science Education
Cameron, William E.; McNerney, Colleen D.
CBE - Life Sciences Education, v5 n2 p91-93 Sum 2006
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has more than 37,000 members and constitutes one of the largest single-theme scientific societies in the United States. Although many of its members are engaged in various activities that support their local science education programs, historically the society has not played a major role in shaping the national debate on science education. This posture changed with the adoption of a Strategic Plan in 2003 and revision in 2006 that defined a global mission and vision for the organization and its role in public education. The goals aligned with science education were taken up by the Committee on Neuroscience Literacy (CNL), which has recently merged with the Public Information Committee to become the Public Education and Communication Committee. A desired outcome is that the culture of conducting biomedical research will embrace public education as an integral component. The authors have set out to shift this culture and invest intentionally in supporting members to become engaged.
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Neurology, Biomedicine, Research, Science Education, Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Public Education, Organizational Culture
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