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ERIC Number: EJ1101976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Perspectives on the Origins of Life in Science Textbooks from a Christian Publisher: Implications for Teaching Science
Santos Baptista, Geilsa Costa; da Silva Santos, Rodrigo; Cobern, William W.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 suppl 2 p309-326 Jul 2016
This paper presents the results of research regarding approaches to the origin of life featured in science textbooks produced by an Evangelical publisher. The research nature was qualitative with document analysis and an interpretive framework based on Epistemological Pluralism. Overall, the results indicate that there are four perspectives on the origin of life in textbooks under study. These perspectives do not distinguish scientific knowledge from religious knowledge but present a hybrid of scientific and religious knowledge. There are scientific inaccuracies in the perspectives, which emphasize biblical arguments over scientific arguments. Data analysis and conclusions take into account the central argument of Epistemological Pluralism about the importance of demarcation of science in relation to other knowledge systems and its consequences for learning science.
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Language: English
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