ERIC Number: ED439962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Creation Controversy & the Science Classroom.
Skehan, James W.; Nelson, Craig E.
By providing religious grounding in favor of modern science and creating effective strategies for dealing with common creationism arguments, this book is a must-read for administrators and teachers alike. This important resource provides readers with an understanding of the nature of science and the relationship between science and religion. This book features a list of recommended readings as well as two articles, "Effective Strategies for Teaching Controversial Topics" by Dr. Craig E. Nelson and a revision of an earlier work, "Modern Science and the Book of Genesis" by Dr. James W. Skehan. Sections include: (1) "Modern Science and the Book of Genesis"; (2) "Effective Strategies for Teaching Evolution and Other Controversial Topics"; and (3) "A National Science Teacher Associates" Position Statement: The Teaching of Evolution" which includes NSTA recommendations, background information, scientific theories, and legal issues. (Contains 12 references and a list of 16 recommended reading resources.) (CCM)
Descriptors: Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Higher Education, Resource Materials, Science Education, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: An earlier edition of "Modern Science and the Book of Genesis," by James W. Skehan, S.J., was published under the same title in 1986 by NSTA.