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The myth of scientific literacy

by Morris H. Shamos

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Science -- Study and teaching -- United States,
    • Literacy -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-251) and index.

      StatementMorris H. Shamos.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ183.3.A1 S45 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 261 p. ;
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1115054M
      ISBN 100813521963
      LC Control Number94041057

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Shamos argues that a meaningful scientific literacy cannot be achieved in the first place, and the attempt is a misuse of human resources on a grand scale/5(6).

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Bauer, chemistry professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, upends current contentions about science literacy in a small, dense book that could be the nucleus of a restructuring of how science.

Scientific literacy has become one of the catchwords of education—so why does a noted educator claim that universal scientific literacy is neither attainable nor desirable. Shamos, professor emeritus of Physics at New York University and former president of the National Science Teachers Association, traces the push for scientific literacy to a mistaken perception that America has a shortage Author: Morris Shamos.

The Myth of Scientific Literacy Morris Shamos Arguing that universal scientific literacy is a futile goal, a physicist advocates a practical science education curriculum emphasizing appreciation of science as an on-going cultural enterprise; awareness of technology's impact on health, safety, and environment; and sensible use of experts.

Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method. What is science. Is social science a science. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't yet heard that the scientific method is a myth."--Science "This is a book that every science teacher should read and consider.

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I would not describe this expository book by Bauer as a page turner, eagerly absorbed in one or two sittings. Nevertheless, it does fulfill its stated purpose, illustrating that a holistic view of science, technology, and society (the author abbreviates it STS) is necessary and useful to evaluate the place of science and technology in modern life.

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Every now and again, the term "scientific literacy" gets wheeled out and I roll my eyes. This post is an attempt to explain why. The argument for greater scientific literacy is that to meaningfully participate, appreciate and even survive our modern lives, we all need certain knowledge and skills about science and technology.

The Myth of Scientific Literacy. Shamos, Morris H. Liberal Education, v82 n3 p Sum The underlying goal of the scientific literacy movement, to provide science education so all US citizens can reach independent judgments on science-based societal issues, is an unrealistic social goal.

A better approach is to develop awareness and Cited by: A scientific method consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.

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In this provocative book, Morris Shamos, a physicist and science educator of very broad experience, argues that universal scientific literacy is a futile goal, and urges a critical review of the purpose of general education in science. Scientific Literacy and the Myth of the Scientific Method HENRY H.

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If science literacy, however, means a simple awareness of science as part of our culture, prospects of achieving science literacy are much better/5.Get this from a library! The myth of scientific literacy. [Morris H Shamos] -- Why do we make every schoolchild and college student take science?

Does every American really need to be scientifically literate? In this provocative book, Morris Shamos, a physicist and science.