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Science Today : Problem or Crisis? - Ralph Levinson

Science Today

Problem or Crisis?

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Published: 2nd January 1997
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What is science? What is the purpose of science education? Should we be training scientists, or looking towards a greater public understanding of science? In this exciting text, some of the key figures in the fields of science and science education address this debate. Their contributions form an original dialogue on science education and the general public awareness of science, tackling both formal and informal aspects of science learning. the editors argue that a greater knowledge of science can lead to a better future, but that this can only happen through a mutual understanding between scientists, schools and the public.

List of contributors
Foreword
Science, People and Schools: An Intrinsic Conflict?p. 1
In Praise of Sciencep. 9
A Consumer's Guide to Science Punditryp. 22
Visions of Embattled Sciencep. 35
Science Wars: My Enemy's Enemy is - Only Perhaps - My Friendp. 51
Interest in Science and Public Policy: Some Thoughtsp. 67
Science of the Times: A 2020 Vision of Educationp. 71
Science Education for Democracy: What Can the School Curriculum Achieve?p. 87
Democracy and Expertise: The Case of Biotechnology Educationp. 102
School Science and Its Problems with Scientific Literacyp. 119
Towards a Functional Public Understanding of Sciencep. 137
School Science and the Future of Scientific Culturep. 151
Informed Ambivalence: Changing Attitudes to the Public Understanding of Sciencep. 163
From Big Bang to Damp Squib?p. 175
Science through Playp. 192
Sharing Sciencep. 206
Referencesp. 224
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ISBN: 9780415135313
ISBN-10: 0415135311
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 2nd January 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1