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What is scientific literacy?


Scientific literacy should not be taken to mean the knowledge of a lot of science, but rather the understanding of how science really works.

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1.Hirsch E. D. Jr (1987) Scientific Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
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4.American Association for the Advancement of Science (1989) Project 2061: science for all Americans: a Project 2061 report on literacy goals in science, Mathematics and Technology. Washington DC: AAAS.
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8.Ziman See J. (1968) Public Knowledge: An Essay Concerning the Social Dimensions of Science. London: Cambridge University Press; and B. Barnes (1985) About Science. Oxford: Blackwell.
9.Collins H. and Pinch T. (1993) The Golem: What Everyone should Know about Science and Technology. Cambridge University Press.
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European Review
  • ISSN: 1062-7987
  • EISSN: 1474-0575
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