Feminists Increasing Public Understandings of Science: A Feminist Approach to Developing Critical Science Literacy Skills

  title={Feminists Increasing Public Understandings of Science: A Feminist Approach to Developing Critical Science Literacy Skills},
  author={Sara Giordano},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={100 - 123}
  • S. Giordano
  • Published 12 April 2017
  • Education
  • Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies
Creating a more scientifi cally literate public in the United States has been a national goal for at least several decades. However, how this should be done has continued to be an area for intense research. Th ere have only been small improvements despite the sustained goal of “science for all.”1 What is oft en missing as a question for analysis is: why should we increase science literacy?2 In mainstream discourse the implicit reason appears to be nationalistic in that we do not want to fall… 
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