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Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education

Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1986
  • Editors: M. J. Frazer, A. Kornhauser
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 6 0 5 7 - 3

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… Read more

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Science Education

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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.