An Inconvenient Truth About Science Education


by John L. Rudolph - February 09, 2007

The teaching of global warming is emerging as a hot-button issue in U.S. schools. One district has begun to treat the subject as something akin to evolutionary biology—a subject some feel is more conjecture than scientific fact. This raises important questions about how well science education in this country has prepared the public to deal with the science behind the leading socioscientific issues of our time. More content isn’t the answer. What’s needed is greater attention to how science is actually done in all its variety.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 09, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13216, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 9:39:11 AM

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