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This collection of 20 papers represents the work of 24 authors with a variety of perspectives on the growth of the science, technology and society movement in the United States in the past 10 years. These essays are seen as a representative sample of the work of the movement. Divided into four sections, Section 1, General Science, Technology and Society Studies, includes: (1) The Policy Discourse of STS: STS as an Issue Area and Interaction Network (Lars Fuglsang); (2) Public Perception Issues: Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology (Charles Hagedorn; Susan Allender-Hagedorn); (3) Controversies over Evolution and Creationism: Toward a Postmodern Historiography of Science (Michael Seltzer); (4) Mathematics: An Important Interface Language for STS (Glenda R. Haynie; W. James Haynie); (5) Women and Genes: Finding the Right Fit (Deborah Blizzard); and (6) Community or Commodity? Reconsidering the Environmental Movements in Taiwan (Shih-Jung Hsu; John Byrne). Section 2, Science, Technology and Society Collegiate Programs, contains: (1) Teaching Information Self-sufficiency in the Academic Disciplines: A Three-tiered Approach (Deborah S. Grealy; Lorraine Evans); (2) Integrating Ethics into Undergraduate Research: The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (R. Eugene Mellican); (3) A Multimedia Approach to Computer Ethics (Frances K. Bailie); (4) Development of an Undergraduate Environmental Curriculum in Bangladesh (Cub Kahn); (5) What We Learn from Role Playing in an STS Activity (Cheng-Hsia Wang); (6) An STS Activity--Ozone Depletion (Cheng-Hsia Wang); (7) The Chinese Reforms and the Rationalization of Environmental Dispute Resolution (Abigail R. Jahiel); and (8) Physics: Concepts and Connections (Art Hobson). Section 3, Science, Technology and Society in K-12 Education, includes: (1) Available, Ready To Explore (Bernice Hauser); (2) High School Students' and Teachers' STS Outlook Profiles. Are There Gender Differences? (Uri Zoller; David Ben-Chaim); and (3) How a City Works: A Professional Development Institute for Teachers (Debra Aczel and others). Section 4, Technologies, Boundaries, and Realities: Dancing on the Borders of Human and Machine, contains: (1) A Deconstructive Demi-dance (Suzanne K. Damarin); (2) Women Computer Scientists (Linda Condron); (3) The Paradox of Technology for Persons with Disabilities (Jan Johnson); and (4) Yellow Roses: The Case against the Name 'Virtual Reality' (C. Allen Shaffer). (EH)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Quality of Life, Science and Society, Scientific and Technical Information, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy

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

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


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