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Fayard, Pierre – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Proposes methods for the optimal popularization of science and technology to shape and influence public opinion about the utility of associated policies and goals. Emphasizes that such popularization should concentrate on enabling laypeople to acquire an adequate level of scientific and technological literacy, applicable to their everyday lives.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Change, Educational Trends
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Wellington, J. – International Journal of Science Education, 1991
Asserts that scientific details presented informally in newspapers can be of educational value within school science instruction when used carefully and critically. Suggests that one of the aims of the science curriculum should be the development of students' willingness and ability to study newspaper science with understanding and healthy…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education