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ERIC Number: EJ855084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
News Media Databases for Content Selection and Relevance in Introductory Geoscience Courses
Cervato, Cinzia; Ridky, Robert; Jach, Joan
Journal of College Science Teaching, v39 n1 p34-37 Sep 2009
A systematic assessment of media-based coverage of geoscience topics relative to those found in textbooks is presented here. The specific question addressed is to what extent fully indexed media and print news sources can provide a useful model for course development. Whereas the improvement of students' scientific literacy cannot be achieved through this approach alone, the authors believe that it is a useful initial step toward this goal. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A