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ERIC Number: ED156539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 18
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The De-emphasis of Evolution in the Secondary School Biology Textbooks of the 1970's.
Skoog, Gerald
Analysis of ten biology textbooks published in the 1970's revealed a de-emphasis in evolution as compared to the 1960's in the overall coverage of 44 topics concerned with evolution in these textbooks. Also, in certain textbooks the emphasis on selected topics concerned with evolution was drastically reduced or eliminated. Many changes in wording that were more cautious, less controversial, and more indefinite about evolution were made. Examples are given of changes that have occurred in various editions of three biology textbooks including "Modern Biology" by Moon, et. al. from 1921 to 1977, and BSCS textbooks. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Washington, D.C., April 7-11, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document