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ERIC Number: ED230419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Methods for Addressing Creation/Evolution Controversies in Iowa Schools.
Gerlovich, Jack
Three papers are provided to assist local school districts and legislators in developing their positions when addressing creation/evolution controversies in Iowa schools. "Creation, Evolution and Public Education: The Position of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction (DPI)" presents the consensus of opinions of national and Iowa theologians, church leaders, scientists, science educators, teachers, and philosophers surveyed and/or interviewed in 1978-79. The paper delineates the controversy, defines science, defines evolution, and then delineates the position of the DPI. "Position Statement on the Creation/Evolution Controversy from the Iowa Council of Science Supervisors" discusses the responsibilities of science educators as interpreters of science, not generators of new scientific knowledge, indicating that they must lean toward the scientific community to delineate science content and settle conflict between competing paradigms (creation/evolution). "Statement of the Position of the Iowa Academy of Science on the Status of Creationism as a Scientific Explanation of Natural Phenomena" communicates the strong opposition of this body to introducing "scientific creationism" into science classrooms. An introduction highlighting and summarizing the three papers, 157-item bibliography, and list of four instructional materials on evolution are included. (JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa