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In fact, there is a veritable deluge of definitions for SL. The term is used in research studies, in discussions and analyses of science education goals, in assessment programs, and in curriculum embodiments such as policies, programs, and teaching resources. Closely related literature, which cannot be ignored in a review of international scope, uses three other terms as well. In the context of analyzing European science education, Solomon (1998) uses the terms scientific culture and la culture scientifique (the latter term is also used in francophone Canada, for example). Public understanding of science (PUS—such an unfortunate acronym) is a phrase widely used in England (e.g., Durant, 1994; Hunt &a...


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virtual impossible, considering the nature of testing