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ERIC Number: ED128184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Selected Biology Textbooks for the Treatment of Controversial Issues.
Levin, Florence; Lindbeck, Joy S.
Five secondary school biology textbooks were selected for this study: the 1973 edition of the BSCS Blue Version, "Biological Science, Molecules to Man"; the 1973 edition of the BSCS Green Version, "Biological Science, An Ecological Approach"; the 1973 edition of the BSCS Yellow Version, "An Inquiry into Life"; the 1973 edition of "Modern Biology" by J. H. Otto and A. Towle; and the 1973 edition of "Biology, A Search for Order in Complexity." Eleven categories of specific content regarding controversial issues and biosocial problems were selected, and the textbooks were analyzed to determine both the quantity and quality of the content regarding these issues. The major result of the study indicated that the BSCS texts ranked highest in the quantitative and qualitative analyses for content of the identified issues and problems. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document (light and broken type)