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France, Bev – Studies in Science Education, 2007
The first section of this article examines a range of definitions of biotechnology. This analysis demonstrates that teachers' choices will determine their view of biotechnology, as positioned along a traditional-modern, axis, and provides examples of the tensions that these differing positions create. A further section argues that in order for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Biotechnology, Science Education, Definitions
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Thomas, Jeff; Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Discusses the development of a science curriculum that will enable students to apply what they have learned to the problems inherent to their generation as times and technologies change. Focuses on students still in school, trainees and workers in industry, and adults. (CCM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Layton, David; And Others – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Addresses the need for a public understanding of science. Presents both an historical perspective and a current view of the public's understanding of science. Reviews international examples of adult science programs and discusses the need for adult scientific literacy. (ML)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, International Educational Exchange, Public Opinion, Science and Society
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King, Kenneth – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of the range of innovative science activities in India. Points out some of the parallels with science and science education issues in India and in other countries. Offers perspectives on the state of nonformal science for the public and reforms of science in the schools of India. (ML)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, National Programs
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Nelkin, Dorothy – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Reviews issues involved in demands for greater public participation in science and technology policy. Analyzes sources of conflict and various "publics" involved, describing diverse fears about science/technology leading to participatory demands. The central and pervasive issue (the source of many conflicts) is the question of who…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Policy Formation