May 09, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
I went to see Iron Man 2 today. One of the highlights of the movie is the science and technology aspects. I have also been following the need for science teachers and a revamping of science education, such as the following excerpt:
The following is from The Crisis in Science Education:
"One driver of emerging markets is innovation-based development in science and technology, and in this context, American innovation must be the means to maintain a leadership role. Yet America’s technical workforce is aging, and the number of students choosing careers in science and technology fields—and who are also U.S. citizens—is decreasing."
And this article:
I wonder if the coolness of Iron Man, being intelligent and appreciating education, and his creating his own gadgets will make more kids want to take an interest in science. I was a teacher for six years and the bulk of my students said that they hated science.