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The "History and Nature of Science" in the Era of Standards-Based Reform


Abstract The goal of science education in the United States is promoting scientific literacy for all students. The goal necessitates understanding the nature of science-what science is as a body of knowledge, explanatory tool, and human enterprise. The history of science is one of the most long-standing pedagogical methods of getting at the nature of science. But scientific literacy also encompasses education in scientific inquiry, and in the relationships among science, technology, and society (STS), as well as fact and theory-based subject-matter content. Since the beginning of the standards-based reform movement (circa 1983) many attempts have been made to codify the components of scientific literacy. National level voluntary standards have lead ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Lawrence, Cera (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Luft, Julie (Committee member) / Lepore, Paul (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History of Science / Education Policy / Philosophy of Science / education reform / history of science / nature of science / scientific literacy / standards / STS
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 76 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Biology 2011
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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