ERIC Number: ED420513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
The goal of this guide is to make a distinction between religious faith and scientific knowledge and to dispel the belief that evolution conflicts with religious principles. The seven chapters of the book are designed to help ensure that students receive an education in the sciences that reflects the distinction. Topics covered include the basic concepts of evolutionary theory, definition of basic terms used throughout the book, major themes in evolution, teaching about the nature of science, evolution and the nature of science, teaching evolution through inquiry, evolution and the National Science Education Standards, activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science, and the selection of instructional materials. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Higher Education, Inquiry, Philosophy, Religion, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Box 285, Washington, DC 20418; phone: 800-624-6242; http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evaluator98
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.