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ERIC Number: ED440874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Creationism and Evolution: A Systems Perspective on a Textbook Controversy.
Thompson, Patricia J.
This paper addresses the effects of the controversies involved in one state's decision to exclude the study of evolution from its science curriculum and to require equal time for creationism as an alternative theory. Curricula and textbooks are examined for the impacts of evolutionary and creationist controversies. The controversy is discussed from the historical perspective, and examples of policies in Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, and other states are presented. The issue is analyzed from two different levels: Level 1 analyzes the socio-cultural, political, and economic metasystems; and Level 2 analyzes the educational suprasystem. Extensive interview results from public responses to teaching evolution and creationism in schools are included. (Contains 95 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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