Scientists, profit & public enlightenment. IHPST 2007 Calgary, AB. Larry Bencze, Mike Bowen, & Maurice DiGiuseppe. Arguably the factor most greatly affecting science & school science is …. Global Economization !. Involving: Neoconservative social-political policies
& Maurice DiGiuseppe
With: IMF, WB, WTO
Political Compass: www.politicalcompass.org/
Since about 1950, ‘Academic’ science has been been replaced by ‘Post-academic’ science (Ziman, 2000).
Oriented towards generating for-profit products & services
Merton’s Norms (1942, 1973) Compromised
Science for Profit!
Goal: … to determine scientists’ willingness to enlighten members of the public and school students about problems associated with the profit motive.
Participants’ Direct Experiences
Participants’ Sense of the Vulnerability of Science to the Profit Motive
Although they claimed their field had not been adversely affected by the profit motive, they felt that people should be informed about this in order to protect the integrity of science.
Could be explained, again, by knowledge duality theory.
Participants’ Views About Science
School science systems typically portray professional science as “pure and isolated from culture” (Allchin, 2004, p. 939).