Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education

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Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education

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dc.contributor.author Mansour, Nasser en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.contributor.department Tanta University, Egypt en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T12:18:29Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:40Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:41:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12 en_GB
dc.description.abstract As future citizens, students must make decisions requiring an understanding of the interaction of science and technology and its interface with society. STS education has been strongly identified with meeting this goal, but putting theory into practice has so far been difficult. This article asks, "What are the challenges influencing science teachers to implement STS education in the science classroom?" The author investigated using a mixed method research technique incorporating multiple sources of qualitative and quantitative data (questionnaire, interviews, field notes, and classroom observations). Constraints affecting teachers' practices in teaching science through STS education were identified and can be categorized into impersonal, interpersonal, and personal constraints. Findings indicated interactions within and between external and internal constraints. Suggestions are made for implementing change in various aspects of science teacher education. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 27(6), pp.482-497 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0270467607308286 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/47176 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_GB
dc.relation.url http://bst.sagepub.com/content/vol27/issue6/ en_GB
dc.subject constraints en_GB
dc.subject teachers' beliefs and practices en_GB
dc.subject science-technology-society (STS) en_GB
dc.subject science teacher education en_GB
dc.subject Egyptian science education en_GB
dc.title Challenges to STS Education: Implications for Science Teacher Education en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T12:18:29Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:40Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:41:01Z
dc.identifier.issn 0270-4676 en_GB
dc.description Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1552-4183 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society en_GB


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