Acknowledgements. Introduction; N.G. Lederman. Section I: Moral Reasoning. 1. The Role of Moral Reasoning and the Status of Socioscientific Issues in Science Education; D.L. Zeidler, M. Keefer. Section II: Nature of Science Issues. 2. Socioscientific Issues in Pre-college Science Classrooms; F. Abd-El-Khalick. 3. Exploring the Role of NOS Understandings in Decision-Making; R.L. Bell. 4. Beliefs in the Nature of Science and Responses to Socioscientific Issues; M.L. Simmons, D.L. Zeidler. Section III: Classroom Discourse Issues. 5. The Role of Argument During Discourse about Socioscientific Issues; D.L. Zeidler, J. Osborne, S. Erduran, S. Simon, M. Monk. 6. Integrating Science Education and Character Education; M.W. Berkowitz, P. Simmons. 7. The Assessment of Argumentation and Explanation; R. Duschl. Section IV: Cultural Issues. 8. Morality, Spirituality and Science in the Elementary Classroom; K. Witz, N. MacGregor. 9. Recognizing and Solving Ethical Dilemmas in Diverse Science Classrooms; C.C. Loving, S.W. Lowy, C. Martin. 10. The Morality of Inclusive Verses Exclusive Settings; J.R. McGinnis. Section V: Science-Technology-Society-Environment Social and Case-Based Issues. 11. Teaching Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE) Education; E. Pedretti. 12. Moral Reasoning and Case-based Approaches to Ethical Instruction in Science; M. Keefer. 13. Scientific Errors, Atrocities, and Blunders; T.D. Sadler, D.L. Zeidler. Section VI: Concluding Remarks. 14. Unifying Themes in Moral Reasoning on Socioscientific Issues and Discourse; D.L. Zeidler, J. Lewis. Notes on the Contributing Authors.
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