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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Cooper, Robert A. – American Biology Teacher, 2004
Focusing on specific modes of evolutionally inquiry is important for students to achieve a mature understanding about evolutionary biology. Presenting evolution as rhetoric of conclusions would only confuse the minds of students.
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Inquiry, History
New York State Education Dept., Albany. – 1978
This book is designed to assist those who work with non-English dominant students by providing resource information relevant to second language teaching and learning. The articles in the series encompass both theory and practical learning techniques in six general topics. Five articles concerning testing are presented in the fourth volume of this…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cloze Procedure, Communicative Competence (Languages), Culture Fair Tests
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Cooper, Robert A. – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Describes methods used by scientists to investigate the past. Explains the scientific model existing in textbooks and methods for studying evolutionary history. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Evolution, Misconceptions, Mythology, Science Education
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Cooper, Robert A. – Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2001
Cites five misconceptions related to the concept of belief which affect if and how evolution is taught. Suggests that the words 'believe' and 'accept' are used interchangeably by scientists. Discusses each of the misconceptions in detail. (Contains 33 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution
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Cooper, Robert A. – Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 2001
Discusses issues regarding evolution instruction in public schools and focuses on misconceptions such as the use of the word "belief", lack of evidence for theories of evolution, and the belief that teaching evolution as fact is proselytizing students. Presents teaching approaches to the topic of evolution. (Contains 33 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Evolution, Misconceptions, Science Education