Rethinking Scientific Literacy

Rethinking Scientific Literacy

by Wolff-Michael Roth, Angela Calabrese Barton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415948436

ISBN-13: 9780415948432

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rethinking Scientific Literacy presents a new perspective on science learning as a tool for improving communities. By focusing on case studies inside and outside of the classroom, the authors illuminate the relevance of science in students' everyday lives, offering a new vision of scientific literacy that is inextricably linked with social responsibility and

Overview

Rethinking Scientific Literacy presents a new perspective on science learning as a tool for improving communities. By focusing on case studies inside and outside of the classroom, the authors illuminate the relevance of science in students' everyday lives, offering a new vision of scientific literacy that is inextricably linked with social responsibility and community development. The goal if not tote memorization of facts and theories, but a broader competency in scientific thinking and the ability to generate positive change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948432
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Series Editor's Introductionix
Chapter 1Science as Collective Praxis, Literacy, Power, and Struggle for a Better World1
Chapter 2Scientific Literacy as Emergent Feature of Collective Praxis21
Chapter 3Scientific Literacy, Hegemony, and Struggle49
Chapter 4Politics, Power, and Science in Inner-City Communities77
Chapter 5Margin and Center107
Chapter 6Constructing Scientific Dis/Ability129
Chapter 7Science Education as and for Citizen Science157
Chapter 8Dangerous Teaching: Using Science as Tool and Context to Work for Social Justice181
Notes215
Index221

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