Teaching STS

A number of organization promote the idea that the relationship between science and technology and society should be taught at the K12 level, instead of just teaching the basic facts of science.  But if you look carefully, you will see that there are two different reasons for doing this.  Some promoters of STS in K12 schools see STS as a way of getting students interested in science or of promoting technological literacy.  They want to produce more students who will major in science in college (particularly women and minorities) and they believe the way to do so is to show that science is relevant to our lives.  The other group wants students on the K12 level to start to understand that science/technology and society are not separate.  Science is much messier than the scientific method that K12 students used to be taught, and students need to understand from an early age that science and technology are not neutral tools but instead shape our society, for good and for ill.  In your paper, argue for or against teaching K12 students that science is not nice and neat but rather is affected by society (notice that I am interested here in the impact of society on science, not just on the impact of science on society).  In other words, the two sides are:
Make sure you focus on teaching students about STS, not on using technology to teach. 

Teacher ideas:
Clarifying values
Elementary Education STS Course

Organizations for STS Teaching and Learning
Standards for Technological Literacy from the International Technology Education Association
Science/Technology/Society from the National Science Teachers Association

Journal Articles:
What is STS Teaching?
Developing Partnerships
STS in Canada
A study of science-technology-society education implementation in the state of Florida
The Relationship of Technology To Science and the Teaching of Technology
Professional Development of K12 Science Teachers