Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

An International Dialogue

  • William W. Cobern

Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 4)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Gender education education policy epistemology philosophy science science education

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Cobern
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5224-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4988-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5224-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-0482
  • Series Online ISSN 1878-0784
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