ERIC Number: ED283720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Crusade of the Credulous: A Collection of Articles about Contemporary Creationism and the Effects of That Movement on Public Education.
Bennetta, William J.
Perspectives on contemporary creationism are offered and the effects of that movement on public education are examined in this collection of articles. Six papers address concerns related to: (1) the detrimental impact of creationism on the teaching of science and on the understanding of the natural sciences; (2) efforts in confronting creation pseudoscience and creationists' attempts to controlling the schools; (3) evolution's coverage in textbooks; (4) exclusion of the subject of evolution in biology textbooks; (5) treatment of evolution in seven new life-science textbooks; and (6) political movement and the aspirations of the creationists. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Content Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Creationism, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Moral Issues, Public Education, Public Opinion, Religious Factors, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Secondary School Science, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Publications Office, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118 ($2.00; 100+ copies $1.25 each).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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