Contribution to Book
STS, Critical Thinking, and Philosophy for ChildrenEurope, America, and Technology: Philosophical Perspectives (1991)
There is widespread agreement that our schools need to improve science education. There is also widespread agreement that the schools need to do much better at helping students develop critical thinking skills. These two needs seem clearly connected. Neither can be adequately met independently of the other. Precisely howscience education and critical thinking should be joined is less clear. Everything depends on how each is to be understood; and here there is anything but widespread agreement.
EditorPaul T. Durbin
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Citation InformationMichael Pritchard. "STS, Critical Thinking, and Philosophy for Children" NetherlandsEurope, America, and Technology: Philosophical Perspectives (1991) p. 217 - 246
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-pritchard/76/