Wolfgang Gräber, Claus Bolte (Eds.)
Scientific Literacy
An International Symposium
Hamburg, September 9 - 12, 1996

Kiel: IPN 1997. 479 S.
ISBN 3-89088-109-2
18,- €

The discussion about the goals and contents of "scientific literacy" has recently intensified, especially in the United States, and led to consequences in educational policy:

"This nation has established as a goal that all students should achieve scientific lieracy. The national Science Education Standards are designed to enable the nation to achieve that goal. They spell out a vision of science education that will make scientific literacy for all a reality in the 21st century" (United States National Research Council, 1996).

This program call and the setting down of binding standards "for all Americans" set curricular developments in motion that have found increasing attention in Europe.



In Commemoration of Professor Heinrich Stork

James J. Gallagher, Günther Harsch
Scientific Literacy: Science Education and Secondary School Students:
A Report of an International Symposium

Heinrich Stork
Welcoming Remark

Rodger W. Bybee
Toward an Understanding of Scientific Literacy

George E. DeBoer
Historical Perspectives on Scientific Literacy

Jürgen Oelkers
How to Define and Justify Scientific Literacy for Everyone

Robert H. Evans
A Challenge to the Science Education Community: Morris H. Shamos´ The Myth of Scientific Literacy

Jon D. Miller
Civic Scientific Literacy in the United States: A Developmental Analysis from Middle-school through Adulthood

Herbert J. Walberg, Susan Paik
Scientific Literacy as an International Concern

Jürgen Baumert
Scientific Literacy - A German Perspective

Thomas R. Koballa
Imparting Values Through Science Education: Some General Considerations

Volker Scharf, Martin Gröger
Regarding Chemical Education: What Implies the Goal to Help Learners Becoming Responsible Citizens?

Reinhard Demuth
How Can Chemistry Education Foster the Students´Ability to Judge? Environmental Analysis in School Projects: A Report on Mistakes

Peter Buck
About Pitfalls on the Road to Scientific Literacy - or: Barking at Cows and Samples of Epistemic Teaching

James D. Herron
Before Repairing Potholes, Understand Their Causes

Sylvia Ware
Science for All: Implications in the Chemistry Classroom

John Holman
The National Curriculum: A Golden Opportunity for Scientific Literacy?

W. G. Burton, J.S. Holman, G.M. Pilling, D. J. Waddington
The Salters´ Advanced Chemistry Project: The First 8 Years

John M. Ramsey
STS Issue Instruction: Meeting the Goal of Social Responsibility in a Context of Scientific Literacy

Olaf Köller
Evaluation of STS Approaches - A Psychological Perspective

Elke Sumfleth, Anja Pitton
Learning Chemistry Today - Examples Related to Different Groups of Learners

Hans Dieter Barke
The Structure-Oriented Approach Demonstrated by Interdisciplinary Teaching Spatial Abilities

Heinz Schmidkunz
Gestalt Theory within Chemistry Education

Wolfgang Bünder
Practising Integration in basic Science Instruction

Günther Harsch, Rebekka Heimann
Organic Chemistry as a Precursor for Formula Language

Peter Kelly
Scientific Literacy in an Educational Area - a consideration of some contextual issues

James J. Gallagher
Educating Teachers of Science to Improve Scientific Literacy of High School Students

Jürgen Becker
New Findings in the Behaviour of Chemistry Teachers: Indicators for the Educational Level


Appendix: List of Participants

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