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Trends Cell Biol. 2010 Dec;20(12):691-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2010.08.008. Epub 2010 Sep 20.

Finding the key - cell biology and science education.

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Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. kenneth_miller@brown.edu

Abstract

No international research community, cell biology included, can exist without an educational community to renew and replenish it. Unfortunately, cell biology researchers frequently regard their work as independent of the process of education and see little reason to reach out to science teachers. For cell biology to continue to prosper, I argue that researchers must support education in at least three ways. First, we must view education and research as part of a single scientific community. Second, we should take advantage of new technologies to connect the research laboratory to the classroom. Finally, we must take the initiative in defending the integrity of science teaching, particularly when education is under attack for political or religious reasons.

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20863704
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10.1016/j.tcb.2010.08.008
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