December 3, 2012

Climate Change: Science Literacy Is Polarizer

Jean Flanagan, PLoS Blogs


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One of the major goals of science education is for all citizens to have some basic level of science literacy. The rationale is that a basic understanding of science is necessary in order to participate in a modern democratic society, where we must often grapple with policy decisions that deal with socioscientific issues, and where scientific evidence can be a major deciding factor in policy.

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TAGGED: Science Literacy, Political Polarization, Climate Change

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