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Towards a Critical Science Education

Taylor, Peter C. and Cobern, William W. (1998) Towards a Critical Science Education. In: Cobern, W.W., (ed.) Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education: An International Dialogue. Springer Netherlands, pp. 203-207.

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In the introduction to this book, a critical question was raised: Whose interests are being served by science education Of course, the very asking of this question foreshadows a common dimension to the types of insight one might expect from the ensuing chapters. The question is, indeed, a hallmark of a social constructivist perspective on the generation and legitimation of knowledge, whether by scientists or students of science; a perspective that foregrounds the cultural context within which knowledge is developed, legitimated and made use of.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Copyright: 1998 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Other Information: Volume 4 of the series Science & Technology Education Library
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