Science Teachers May Not Help Climate Change Understanding
If we're counting on the next generation to come up with solutions for climate change, we might be expecting too much.
Especially since schools may not be helping explain climate science adequately.
Political scientist Eric Plutzer at Penn State just published an article in Science about issues with science teachers teaching about climate change in schools.
Plutzer points out ways in which teachers' knowledge and values can hinder climate education. He visits The Exchange with the findings he gathered from hundreds of science teachers.