ERIC Number: EJ1044282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
On the Legal Issues of Teaching Evolution in Public Schools
Hermann, Ronald S.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n8 p539-543 Oct 2013
In order to effectively teach evolution to all students, even those resistant to learning evolution, science teachers may question the extent to which religion can legally be discussed in the public high school science classroom. Evolution is taught from a variety of approaches, each of which has legal implications. Four approaches to teaching socioscientific issues like evolution are provided, along with the legal implications of enacting each approach.
Descriptors: Evolution, Legal Problems, Educational Legislation, Public Schools, Science Instruction, Religious Conflict, Teaching Methods, Advocacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier; Lemon v Kurtzman; Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District
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