Minds For The Making

Minds for the Making

Minds for the Making is a major contribution that deeply and critically informs the evolution, philosophy, and practice of science education in America, as well as the place of science more generally in higher education. Provocative in thought and graceful in style, it achieves what all superior history sets out to do, revealing the past as the essential and complex material of the present. A necessary reference for science teachers and their students.” –Roger G. Olstad, Ph.D., University of Washington

Using a highly original blend of history, social analysis, and cultural criticism, this enlightening volume offers the first examination to date of the history of science education in America. It reveals the profound impact science has had upon the changing theory, debate, and practice of schooling from the pre-revolutionary era through the recent conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s. Although a number of excellent studies have dealt with the separate topics of American science and American education, no single volume has yet explored the deep and lasting connections between these two essential influences on the national culture‚Ķuntil now.AmazonAmazon UKBarnes & NoblePowell’s

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