Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice


reviewed by Gregory Kelly - February 27, 2006

coverTitle: Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice
Author(s): Glen S. Aikenhead
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0920354610, Pages: 186, Year: 2006
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Glen Aikenhead’s Science Education for Everyday Life: Evidence-Based Practice presents forceful arguments for reexamining many assumptions governing decisions about science instruction, curriculum, and science education research. Central to these arguments is the conception of a humanistic science education. The author uses humanistic science education to refer to perspectives that take seriously the “values, the nature of science, the social aspects of science, the culture of science, and the human character of science revealed through its sociology, history, and philosophy” (p. 2). This humanistic perspective draws in many seemingly disparate perspectives that nonetheless share common assumptions and commitments, including multicultural science education, indigenous knowledge and education, Aboriginal science, feminist science, and aspects of science, technology, and society (STS). These humanistic perspectives are contrasted with a “pipeline ideology” in science education which is geared to produce a next generation of scientists in disciplines as they are currently organized and oriented. Science education... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 27, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12336, Date Accessed: 5/25/2020 11:30:00 AM

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