12.0121 resources on science education

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 15:57:54 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 121.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 10:47:16 +0700
From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj@chula.ac.th>
Subject: Resources on Science Education

In response to Patrick Camilleri's inquiry about internet resources about
science education, I happen to be doing a small scale research in this area
also. I am preparing a white paper report on the state of science education
in Thailand as well as presenting a case for more commitment to science
education and science literacy in general. I found these URL's which might
prove to be useful for those who are interested in the area.

1. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/

This is the home page of the book "National Science Education Standard"
published by the National Academy Press. You can download the whole book,
either in PDF or in plain HTML formats, due to the generosity of the
publisher. The book contains a host of useful information about what it is
to be scientifically literate, and standards of science education at each
level of education in the US.

2. http://www.adsnet.net/iss/

The home page of the Institute for Science and Society. It contains an excerpt
of a speech by the Institute's Director, Mike McCormack, on The Need for
Increasing Science Literacy. This is a good reference for those who try to
justify more state and private fundings for science education, which I am
doing. You can also find many links to web pages on basic science for

3. http://project2061.aaas.org/

This is the home page of Project 2061, "Science Literacy for a Changing
Future". You might be interested in studying the Benchmarks of Science
Literacy, which is also a whole book available online. Also of note are
tips on curriculum design and some questions on whether your own child's
science education is at what it should be.

Hope these help somewhat.

Soraj Hongladarom Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, THAILAND

Personal Web Page: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hsoraj/web/soraj.html

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