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ERIC Number: ED076311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 136
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Understanding and Support of Science on the Part of Clergy, Seminarians, and Youth of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Fuhrmann, Earl Fred Albert
Reported is a study of the understanding and support of science for sample groups of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod ministers, seminarians, and high school seniors. Catalogs of Synodical schools were examined to determine changes in science requirements from 1925-30 to 1968. Science teachers were surveyed to ascertain course improvements attempts, course organization, and teaching methods. The Test On Understanding Science, the Schwirian Science Support (TRI-S Scale), and a questionnaire were used to gather data. It was concluded: (1) The number of required high school science units had remained at two since 1925-30; (2) College science requirements were six semester hours in 1925-30 and 14-17 hours in 1968; (3) The inquiry approach was adopted by about one-half of the science instructors; (4) No difference in the understanding of the nature of science existed between groups of ministers with a conservative and a liberal theological viewpoint; (5) Science was supported to a greater degree by seminarians than by youth; (6) Ministers under 45 years of age understood better the nature of science; and (7) The clergy did not view scientific reasoning, findings, and theories as undermining religious beliefs. [Previously copyrighted material not microfilmed at the request of author.] (Author/CC)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado