Science Education

Science education has been undervalued and ignored in the majority of Indian schools. This dossier attempts to initiate a dialogue on the major challenges facing science education in Indian schools. The essays question what the primary aims of science education in our schools are, as also the need for science education in the first place. Is there a need to create alternatives to the existing teaching? One of the important matters of concerns is the close link between science education and the notion of development proposed under the banner of economic globalisation. How can we develop a responsible science education? Are there alternate requirements for the content and process of school science education? This dossier is an attempt to explore these possibilities. It aims to reassert the importance of a responsible science education in schools and a responsible approach to formulation of science educational policies.

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