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Optics in a changing education
Author(s): Manuel F. M. Costa

Paper Abstract

Education reforms are being implemented in many countries. The type and extent of the reforms vary significantly but share the increased significance given to Science Education that is becoming a major constituent of school curriculum. As well Technology Education is gaining more importance. Among the different fields of Science and Technology, Optics and Photonics have a major ever-increasing importance. In direct relation to development and economical growth questions, but also in our every day life. It is fundamental today to raise the importance of Optics in school syllabus and generalize it throughout all school levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 966407 (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207561
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Manuel F. M. Costa, Univ. do Minho (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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