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The papers in this volume represent a sampling of the perspectives shared at the 1996 National Technological Literacy Conference. The papers are divided into two sections. Section 1, STS [science, technology, and society]: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives, includes: (1) Relevant Science: STS-Oriented Science Courses for All Students (Art Hobson); (2) Ethical and Political Dimensions of Technological Citizenship (Andrew D. Zimmerman); (3) The Objectives of Technology Education: A Philosophical Perspective (Ahmad Zargari; Charles Patrick; Charles Coddington); (4) Science Literacy Standards as Ethical Theories (Barbara J. Reeves; Daniel R. Dunlap); and (5) Writing Racial and Gender Equity into Science Classrooms (L. Blasi). Section 2, STS Education in K-12 Schools and Teacher Preparation Programs, contains: (1) Rockefeller University's Science Outreach (Bonnie Kaiser); (2) Women and the Sciences at the Fieldston School: A Vertical Approach (Barbara S. Silber; Tama K. Seife); (3) The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (Bernice Hauser); (4) Bioethics Forum (Donald R. Daugs); (5) Science Sleuths: A Group Approach to Using Multi-Media (Donald R. Daugs); (6) Hands-on Science Education in Rural Pennsylvania (Peter C. Stine); (7) Effective, Energized Education--STS at its Best (Carol A. Wilson); (8) The Development of Students' HOCS [higher-order cognitive skills]--The Key to Progress in STES [science-technology-environment-society] Education (Uri Zoller); and (9) The Learning Cycle: A Vehicle for Change in Teacher Education (Jane A. Berndt). A complete conference program follows the papers section. (EH)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Technology, Technology Education

National Association for Science, Technology, and Society (NASTS), 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802.

Autor: Cheek, Dennis W., Ed.; Cheek, Kim A., Ed.


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