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ERIC Number: EJ759419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-2
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Teachers Torn over Religion, Evolution
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v24 n21 p1, 18 Feb 2005
When science teachers in a small Pennsylvania town were asked to read a statement to their classes that introduced students to the concept of "intelligent design," they refused, citing legal and professional obligations. This article discusses teacher's views on religion and evolution and how their opinions influenced religion's place in science classrooms--one that more closely reflects the views of the public at large. In taking that stand against what critics say amounts to thinly disguised religious doctrine, teachers in the 3,600-student Dover Area school system endorsed a position in line with two of the country's largest groups for science teachers--and the vast majority of leading scientists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania