Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

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Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.The other reason is that people on that time were not experimental. [near the end of essay] Albert Einstein also discovered that electrons behaves as particle nature. He observed this when he was working on the metal emitting electrons.


Title:Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education
Author: W.W. Cobern
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1998-03-31
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