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Integrating the Sciences and Society: Challenges, Practices, and Potentials Vol: 16

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01 Oct 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 152 x 229 x 30mm
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy
Even today, many people think of 'social problems' as involving poor and powerless individuals in society. "Research in Social Problems and Public Policy" seeks to improve the balance by adding a focus on important and powerful institutions. Such organizations often play key roles in managing, and mismanaging, the ways in which some of today's most important social problems are handled by the public policy system. The book series are compiled and written by the most highly regarded authors in their fields and are selected from across the globe. The papers discuss policy sciences, public policy analysis and public management. It addresses operations and design issues for government organizations.
Collaboration between science and social science: Issues, challenges, and opportunities. Knowing a Hawk from a Handsaw: Interdisciplinarity and STEM education research. Engineering ethics and STS subcultures. Understanding earth resources: What's sociology got to do with it?. Teaching sociology to science and engineering students: some experiences from an introductory science and technology studies course. Why sociology courses combined with a required STS project are mutually enhancing: The WPI experience. Advancing educational reform: Lessons from a collaborative workshop among engineering educators and sociologists. Pedagogical partnerships: Faculty learning communities as a foundation for linking science and society. Improving educational change agents’ efficacy in science, engineering, and mathematics education. The convergence of sociology and computer science. The social sciences and the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM): Toward the building of improved, two-way bridges. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy. Integrating the sciences and society: Challenges, practices, and potentials. Copyright page. Introduction: The importance and challenge of integrating scientific and societal perspectives. About the Authors.

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