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Science, Technology, and Society : A Compelling Context for United States-Canada Collaboration

Author:
Kumar, David D., Altschuld, James W.
Source:
TheAmerican behavioral scientist 2004 v.47 no.10 pp. 1358-1367
ISSN:
1552-3381
Subject:
schools, universities, Canada, United States
Abstract:
This article explores avenues for fostering collaborations between the United States and Canada in science and technology in the context of the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) movement. STS deals with real-world applications and issues of science and technology, and by taking a real-world approach to science in schools and colleges in the United States and Canada, both nations would benefit. Benefits significantly outnumber drawbacks by solving problems stemming from a common border. The United States and Canada are better served by joining forces in regard to a multitude of science and technology concerns that cannot be solved singularly by either country. STS is not a panacea but a platform for fostering long-term collaborations between the United States and Canada in science and technology via secondary and postsecondary institutions.
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6208400