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ERIC Number: EJ810107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Decoupling Policy and Practice: How Life Scientists Respond to Ethics Education
Smith-Doerr, Laurel
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v46 n1 p1-16 Mar 2008
Many graduate programmes in science now require courses in ethics. However, little is known about their reception or use. Using websites and interviews, this essay examines ethics requirements in the field of biosciences in three countries (the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Italy) between 2000 and 2005. Evidence suggests that current policies may be ineffective, and that scientists who take ethical issues seriously are seen as exceptional.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy; United Kingdom; United States