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ERIC Number: EJ784084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Teaching Evolution: Attitudes & Strategies of Educators in Utah
Chuang, Helen C.
American Biology Teacher, v65 n9 p669-674 Nov-Dec 2003
Across the country, significant percentages of high school teachers are not convinced that evolution is a central concept to biology and/or are of the opinion that creation should be taught in public school science classes. Are these attitudes transferred from educators to their students? Unless educators address this kind of question, they will not be able to convey the importance to students of evolutionary biology in biological disciplines. This article examines attitudes of educators currently teaching biology at universities throughout Utah. The author surveyed educators about the importance of understanding evolutionary biology, and gathered information about their strategies in facing students questioning the validity of learning evolution. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah