ERIC Number: ED465636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Legislative Challenges to the Teaching of Evolution: The Science Educators' Response.
Wavering, Michael; Duggan-Haas, Don
The mandate to teach the theory of evolution and evolution-related concepts in biology and other appropriate science classes in public schools is relatively clear in 31 states and the District of Columbia. In the most recent state legislative sessions, some legislators made attempts to use the legislative processes to restrict the teaching of evolution or mandate teaching of non-scientific explanations of the origin of species and the universe. This paper follows the efforts of science educators who challenged these legislative actions through the use of public media. (MVL)
Descriptors: Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, National Standards, Science Curriculum, Science Teachers, State Standards
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.