"Considering Science Education ..."

SCIENCE Editor-in-Chief illustrates progress made in inquiry-based science education, catalyzed by IAP's programme on science education ...

SCIENCE: vol 319, 21 March 2008

Considering Science Education

Bruce Alberts: I consider science education to be critically important to both science and the world, and I shall frequently address this topic on this page. Let's start with a big-picture view. The scientific enterprise has greatly advanced our understanding of the natural world and has thereby enabled the creation of countless medicines and useful devices. It has also led to behaviors that have improved lives. The public appreciates these practical benefits of science, and science and scientists are generally respected, even by those who are not familiar with how science works or what exactly it has discovered.

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