Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080339115, 9781483160573

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education

1st Edition

Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs

Editors: M. J. Frazer A. Kornhauser
eBook ISBN: 9781483160573
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1986
Page Count: 274
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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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Introduction 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 Mora


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About the Editor

M. J. Frazer

A. Kornhauser

Affiliations and Expertise

Edvard Kardelj University, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

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