Logo

Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences

Small book cover: Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences

Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences
by

Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0309447569
ISBN-13: 9780309447560
Number of pages: 166

Description:
The book studies the role of science literacy in public support of science. This report synthesizes the available research literature on science literacy, makes recommendations on the need to improve the understanding of science and scientific research in the United States, and considers the relationship between scientific literacy and support for and use of science and research.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.5MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Wonder Book of KnowledgeThe Wonder Book of Knowledge
by - John C. Winston Company
The marvels of modern industry and invention; the interesting stories of common things; the mysterious processes of nature simply explained. This book is presented to those who wish to have a non-technical account of the wonders of the modern age.
(5498 views)
Book cover: Communicating Science EffectivelyCommunicating Science Effectively
- National Academies Press
The book offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing on issues that are contentious in the public sphere.
(2520 views)
Book cover: How Modern Science Came into the WorldHow Modern Science Came into the World
by - Amsterdam University Press
A vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. The author explains how modern science could come about in Europe ...
(3836 views)
Book cover: The Scientific Revolution RevisitedThe Scientific Revolution Revisited
by - Open Book Publishers
Mikulas Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment.
(2471 views)