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Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education

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In response to Soviet advances in science and engineering education, the countrys top scientists with the support of the federal government in 1956 launched an unprecedented program to reform pre-college science education in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, John Rudolph traces the origins of two of the leading projects in this movement in high school physics and biology. Rudolph describes how the scientists directing these projects drew on their wartime experiences in weapons development and defense consultation to guide their foray into the field of education and he reveals how the broader social and political conditions of the 1950s Cold War America fundamentally shaped the nature of the course materials they eventually produced.

About the Author

John L. Rudolph is Assistant Professor in the school of education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Ideology and Education * The State of Science in America * NSF, Education, and National Security * Wartime Techniques for Cold War Education * PSSC: Engineering Rationality * BSCS: Science and Social Progress * Science/Education Transformed * Politics and the Scientific Image

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312295714
Author:
Rudolph, John L.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Curricula
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Science & Technology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Science -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Education-Teaching Science
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.618 in

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