Cultural Perspectives on Science and Technology Education

  • Meshach B. Ogunniyi


Many reasons have been adduced as to why a society should be scientifically and technologically literate. Among others, it is believed that a scientifically/technologically literate society would be able to: (1) compete successfully in a world that is dominated by science and technology; (2) formulate rational policies and make informed decisions on local, national, and international issues requiring some knowledge of science and technology; (3) use their scientific/technological knowledge and skills to solve practical social problems as well as improve the quality of life of that society; (4) cope with, or adapt to rapid changes brought about by science and technology and (5) appreciate the role of science and technology not only as a vehicle for socioeconomic development but also as a means to achieve cultural revolution.


Science Education Science Teacher African Country Curriculum Reform Curricular Innovation 
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