Early in my teaching career, I came to the conclusion that my colleagues did not approach science in the same manner as language arts, social studies or math teachers approached their subjects. While we were trying to "stuff' our students with all kinds of information of a specific nature, they focused upon producing a general literacy. They did not presume the majority of their students would one day become authors, mathematicians or social workers; instead they assumed that all students required communication skills within their respective subjects. Their mission seemed to be the promotion of literacy within the framework of their respective disciplines.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1993 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Walsh, Gerald R.
"Teaching the Nature of Science,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 30
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol30/iss1/3