Review of Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice, by Glen S. Aikenhead. Teachers College Press, New York, NY, USA, 2006. vi + 186 pp. ISBN 0-8077-4634-7.

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Abstract: What is the purpose of science education? What counts as legitimate science education? In the beginning of his book, Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice, Glen Aikenhead hits readers with these critical philosophical questions, compelling science educators to rethink taken-for-granted school science practices and to understand the historical and philosophical foundations of traditional science education. Aikenhead argues that traditional science education is dominated by a "pipeline ideology" that governs school science’s purpose to provide students with adequate preparation (acquisition of skills and knowledge) to progress to the next level of science courses and, ultimately, to direct the most capable students into science and engineering careers.

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Science Education, 90(6), 1144-1146.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Book review, Science education

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