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ERIC Number: EJ607002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
The Emergence of Beliefs about the Origins of Species in School-Age Children.
Evans, E. Margaret
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v46 n2 p221-54 Apr 2000
Examined 5- to 12-year-olds' emerging understanding of the origins of species in two studies. Demonstrated systematic developmental pattern in children's explanations for biological origins. Found age-related shifts from mixed creationist and spontaneous generationist explanations, to exclusive creationism, and finally to evolutionist or creationist explanations. Found children's age, natural history knowledge, and parents' beliefs were independently related to children's explanations. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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