Reflections on Scientific Literacy, Worldviews, and Education
Keywords: Civic Literacy, Science Literacy, Public Policy
AbstractScience is at the core of many of the political, social, and economic issues that dominate modern society. These issues demand that citizens have a level of scientific literacy sufficient to understand the science on which policy arguments and decisions need to be based. Scientific literacy is also vital to maintaining a workforce increasingly reliant on science, and to link with the humanities in a search for truth to better understand our world as a whole.