In a speech given to a group of scientists and science educators last spring, Paul deHart Hurd repeated a remark made earlier by Bentley Glass that "a serious mistake has been made in the development of our national curricula in not stressing the social implications of science". Indeed this is true. You will search in vain for a reference to atomic weapons in the index of the Chem Study text. You will find no listing for hydrogen fusion weapons in the index of the PSSC text. DDT goes unlisted in the CBA index. You will find no reference to the effect of phosphates on algae growths in the BSCS texts.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1970 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Open Letter to Science Teachers: Society in the Science Classroom,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol8/iss2/2