WWW Site for John Lawrence Bencze, Associate Professor, Science Education, OISE/University of Toronto

Curriculum Vitae

Bencze, J.L. (2001a). Subverting corporatism in school science. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 1(3), 349-355.

Note: This article did not have an abstract. It discussed ways in which capitalism and corporatism appear to be affecting school science. Broadly, it seems that school science performs two functions on behalf of capitalists/corporations; that is, development of: i) Knowledge Producers, experts who would generate knowledge for generation and management of for-profit products and services, and ii) Knowledge Consumers, large masses of people who may function mainly as consumers - in at least two senses; that is, a) as followers of labour instructions from said Knowledge Producers and b) as purchasers of products and services. The article then discusses possible alternatives to such an education that may promote more democracy in societies.

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