Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 7–17

The myth of science education

  • Joseph C. Pitt


It is argued that the manner in which we teach science in the high schools represents an outdated positivistic conception of science. The standard presentation of a year of each of chemistry, biology and physics should be replaced by an integrated science plus history, philosophy, and sociology of science which would take a total of three years to complete. A proper appreciation for the true nature of science is essential to the continued health of the scientific enterprise.

Key Words

images of science integrated science teaching teaching history philosophy and sociology of science in science courses 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph C. Pitt
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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