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ERIC Number: EJ894838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
STS from a Historical Perspective and Its Reflection on the Curricula in Turkey
Yetisir, Mehmet Ikbal; Kaptan, Fitnat
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v3 n1 p3-8 Jan 2008
The purpose of this paper is to provide an historical perspective of the foundational points of Science, Technology and Society (STS), the reasons that STS is involved in Science Education Programs, and the effort of connecting and integrating STS into the curricula in Turkey. This study consists of two main sections. The first section focuses on the predominant themes of STS, an historical perspective, and the reasons it is important for STS to be included in science education programs. The second section describes the qualities of science curricula that use the STS approach, and then evaluates the 2004 Turkish Primary Science Curricula according to those qualities. (Contains 3 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey