ERIC Number: ED229232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
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An Annotated Bibliography of Teaching Bioethics in the Public Secondary School.
Jennings, Bruce D.
This study was conducted to identify bioethical topics of possible interest for a high school science curriculum, focusing on advantages and disadvantages of bioethical education and emphasizing the procedure to incorporate bioethics instruction into the secondary school science curriculum. Researched material is presented as an annotated bibliography, divided into three major sections. Annotations in the first section focus on current scientific issues concerned with social ethics. These include genetic engineering; recombinant DNA; cloning; artificial insemination/sperm banks; in-vitro fertilization; surrogate motherhood; population control; living, aging, dying, and human experimentation; environmental/energy issues; and phenylketonuria screening. Annotations in the second section focus on arguments (both pro and con) concerning bioethical education. Educational needs of teachers as well as an analysis of the treatment of bioethical issues in high school textbooks are addressed. Provided in the final area are annotations dealing with the methodology of incorporating bioethics into the science curriculum. In addition, innovative teaching techniques are identified. Among the results of the literature survey were findings that the majority of science educators favored teaching bioethical issues, although the rationale for teaching same varied and that preparation for future decision-making skills was seen as an important argument for educating students about values and bioethics. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers: Bioethics; Science Education Research