Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education

Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editors: M. J. Frazer, A. Kornhauser
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160573

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Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education discusses the principles and approaches to the problems of ethics and social responsibility in science education. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, Principles and Approach, explores the nature of moral education and the ethics; social responsibility of science; and the roles of scientists and engineers in societal issues. The second part, Problems and Prospects, covers different social and cultural issues in relation to ethics in science such as international stability; food production; human experimentation; medical ethics; chemical pollution; and energy production. The third part, Teaching Methodology, talks about the importance and styles of teaching ethics and social responsibility in science education. The text is recommended for practitioners, researchers, and educators in the different fields of science. Those who wish to know the importance of ethics in the socio-cultural aspect of sciences will also find this book helpful.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Principles and Approaches


    The Nature of Moral Education in the Contemporary World

    Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education: An Overview

    Roles of Scientists, Engineers and the Public in the Resolution of Societal Issues

    Ethics - The Cement of Science

    Part II Problems and Prospects


    International Stability: The Responsibility of the Scientist and Technologist

    The Biological and Social Crisis from a New Population Perspective as an Example of the Interdependence of Science and Culture

    Some Ethical and Social Issues in Food Production, Distribution and Utilization in Developing Countries

    Human Experimentation with New Drugs and Medical Ethics

    Cerebral Tissue Transplants - An Ethical Problem for Discussion in Schools

    Bioethical Considerations Concerning the Clinical Application of Human Genetic Knowledge

    Chemical Pollution

    Some Problems of Energy Production and Use for Consideration from the Viewpoint of Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Towards Knowledge Engineering

    Part III Teaching Methodology


    Teaching Styles

    Ethics in the Classroom

    What Can Primary Science Contribute to Ethics and Social Responsibility?

    Values in Primary Science Education

    Teaching Strategies for Presenting Ethical Dilemmas

    Ethical Values in Biology Education

    Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Teaching - An Exemplar "Aspects of Human Reproduction"

    Dealing With Acceptable Risk in Science Education: the Case of Ionizing Radiation

    Case Studies on Local Industry

    Education for Ethics and Social Responsibility in Community Service: Two Practical Examples

    Moving towards a Socially Responsible Future: An Ecological Approach

    Achieving the Goals of Environmental Education: Ethics and Affective Outcomes

    Girls Need Science - Science Needs Girls

    Teacher Training for Moral Education

    Appendix 1 Policy Statements on Ethics and Social Responsibility by Some Member Unions of ICSU

    Appendix 2 Some Suggestions for Students' Discussions of Moral Dilemmas

    Appendix 3 Selected Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160573

About the Editors

M. J. Frazer

A. Kornhauser

Affiliations and Expertise

Edvard Kardelj University, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

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