Why Science?

Why Science?

By: James S. Trefil (author)Hardback

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With conviction and clarity, prize-winning scientist and bestselling author James Trefil explains why every U.S. citizen needs to be ""scientifically literate"" and, therefore, why our schools must teach the fundamental principles of scientific literacy to every student. And he lays out those principles straightforwardly, so that educators - and everyone who is interested in education - can understand exactly what they are.Trefil knows that initiating a national scientific literacy program won't be easy, but he convincingly argues that it is essential to our national future. After reading this book, you will agree that, whatever the cost of teaching scientific literacy, we simply can't afford not to heed his advice.In this enjoyable read, a well-known critic of the status quo in science education: describes the woeful state of science knowledge today; explains why today's science education is insufficient for tomorrow's needs; tackles the key topics of ""scientific literacy"" and explains how to teach them; confronts headline issues, including stem cell research, global warming, cloning, and ""intelligent design""; shows why science education is essential to an informed citizenry and how scientific literacy is achievable; and, suggests a middle way between the two prevailing approaches to science education: ""deep and narrow"" vs. ""broad but shallow.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807748312
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780807748312
  • ISBN10: 0807748315

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