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Teaching and Learning about Science and Social Policy [microform] / Kenneth D. Benne and Max Birnbaum
Bib ID 5361593
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Benne, Kenneth D
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
130 p. 
Summary

This monograph explores aspects of science and technology in contemporary society and suggests methods for teaching about social policy issues which have resulted from scientific and technological developments. Section one offers an argument for teaching about science and social policy; surveys the sociology, politics, and history of contemporary science and technology; and identifies methodological problems in teaching about science and social policy. Included is a discussion of six general learning objectives which should be met in a study of science and social policy. The objectives include understanding the (1) role of citizen participation in policymaking, (2) extent to which scientific and technological developments can change people's lives, (3) ways in which laymen depend upon experts' knowledge, and (4) importance of translating personal values into participative action. Section two presents social studies units on nuclear energy, electronic technology, and genetic engineering. Each unit includes expository reading material, learning activities, and reading lists. (AV)

Notes

Availability: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($5.95).

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Citizen Participation.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Futures (of Society)  |  Policy Formation.  |  Political Issues.  |  Public Policy.  |  Quality of Life.  |  Relationship.  |  Scientific Enterprise.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Social Change.  |  Social Problems.  |  Social Studies.  |  Teaching Guides.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Technological Advancement.  |  Units of Study.  |  Values.  |  Information Analysis Products
Form/genre Guides, General.
Other authors/contributors Birnbaum, Max, author  |  Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO  |  ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education
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