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ERIC Number: EJ890645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
A Conceptual Framework for the Enhancement of Popularity and Relevance of Science Education for Scientific Literacy, Based on Stakeholders' Views by Means of a Curricular Delphi Study in Chemistry
Bolte, Claus
Science Education International, v19 n3 p331-350 Sep 2008
Science educators express wide consensus about the importance of a modern scientific literate society. But focussing on the public understanding of science in Germany, there seems to be no general consensus, neither about how to enhance scientific literacy in the educational practice nor about what the major topics and dimensions of a modern science education are. With the help of the "Curricular Delphi-Study in Chemistry" (CDSC) a working group, this study analyzed topics and dimensions as well as fields of dissent and consensus in the opinions of 114 experts from different stakeholder groups (students, teachers, educators, and scientists). Knowledge about this helps to improve science lessons and makes clear that projects, like PARSEL, are urgently needed to enhance the popularity and relevance of science education for scientific literacy. (Contains 5 tables and 2 pictures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Germany