Developing the scientifically literate individual is considered to be an important objective of science education in the United States (Blough and Schwartz 1990, Maarschalk 1988, Murane and Raizen 1988, National Science Teachers Association 1971, 1982; and Simpson and Anderson 1981). The scientifically literate person understands how science, technology and society influence one another, and is able to use this knowledge in everyday decision making (AAAS 1989, Yager and Harms 1981).
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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Baarah, Hussein A. and Volk, Trudi L.
"An Analysis of Physical Science Textbooks for Scientific Literacy,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 31
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol31/iss1/4