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Akgun, A.; Duruk, U. – Science Education International, 2016
One of the most important attribute for being scientifically literate in the context of science education requires individuals do research, inquiry and develop scientific attitudes toward facts brought about around them. In addition, it is often stated in the literature that individuals who are scientifically literate can also think critically and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Thinking, Social Influences, Thinking Skills
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Power, Colin N. – Science Education International, 1999
Argues that there is an urgent need to renew, expand, and diversify basic science education in schools. Calls for policy that endorses science education as an essential part of the general education of all young people at the primary and secondary levels, and claims that the public and private sectors must find the means to make this policy a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bajah, Sam Tunde – Science Education International, 1999
Discusses the role of science education in light of the needs of developing countries. Presents the Early Learning Science Series for Africa (ELSSA) project as an example of a developing country's attempt to produce students who are scientifically and technologically literate. (WRM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education