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Scientists in the Classroom

The Cold War Reconstruction of American Science Education

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Scientists in the Classroom by John L Rudolph
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During the 1950s, leading American scientists embarked on an unprecedented project to remake high school science education. Dissatisfaction with the "soft" school curriculum of the time advocated by the professional education establishment, and concern over the growing technological sophistication of the Soviet Union, led government officials to encourage a handful of elite research scientists, fresh from their World War II successes, to revitalize the nations' science curricula. John L. Rudolph argues that the Cold War environment, long neglected in the history of education literature, is crucial to understanding both the reasons for the public acceptance of scientific authority in the field of education and the nature of the curriculum materials that were eventually produced. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped resources from government and university archives, Rudolph focuses on the National Science Foundation-supported curriculum projects initiated in 1956. What the historical record reveals, according to Rudolph, is that these materials were designed not just to improve American science education, but to advance the professional interest of the American scientific community in the post-war period as well.

Author Biography

JOHN L. RUDOLPH is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
Release date NZ
May 3rd, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
141x222x22
ISBN-13
9780312295011
Product ID
1858831

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