Science education for responsible social action

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Frank Wayne Clements (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Richard H. Weller

Abstract: This dissertation explores a model of science education for responsible social action, tested in practice through field implementation during a teacher workshop and revised using data and self-reflection. Change was recognized as a basic phenomenon of the universe and schools were offered as logical means for preparing for social change. The intent of this study was to provide a broad framework for science education while at the same time broadening what it entails. Movement from a focus on content to one of preparation for social action is the major objective presented for science education. This study is both analytical and introspective in that an educational model was developed and altered after analysis and self-reflection. There appears to be an intimate and necessary relation between the action experiences of the model developer and the model itself. An attempt is made to identify and explore those dimensions which might make the model more workable.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Science $x Study and teaching
Educational sociology
Science $x Social aspects

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