ERIC Number: EJ374042
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
The Treatment of Theory in Textbooks.
Lerner, Lawrence S.; Bennetta, William J.
Science Teacher, v55 n4 p37-41 Apr 1988
Defines scientific theory. States that life science textbooks often misrepresent theory in their presentations. Presents an analysis of "Prentice Hall Life Science," a textbook adopted by several states including California, and two other popular texts. Criticizes these texts for equating myths, beliefs, legends, and theories, and their presentation of historical material. (CW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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