Paper presented at the 1972 Convention of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching, April 4, 1972, Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by the Educational Resources Information Center of the United States Office of Education and The Ohio State University. This publication was prepared pursuant to a contract with the Office of Education, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Contractors undertaking such projects under Government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their judgment in professional and technical matters. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Office of Education position or policy.
The Emperor's clothes phenomenon in science education†
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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 201–211, September 1973
How to Cite
Raths, J. (1973), The Emperor's clothes phenomenon in science education. J. Res. Sci. Teach., 10: 201–211. doi: 10.1002/tea.3660100303
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It is with great trepidation that I have come this morning to address scientists about science—especially with the rather condescending title I elected to use in a weak moment. My being here can only be justified on the basis that, analogously speaking, fish are the last to discover water. (How we have the audacity to suggest that fish haven't discovered water is really the crux of my talk).