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ERIC Number: EJ787210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-27
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Fla. Panel's Evolution Vote Hailed
Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v27 n25 p1, 16-17 Feb 2008
This article reports on how the compromise hammered out in Florida recently over the treatment of evolution in the state's science classrooms is winning praise from scientists and educators. The new science standards will refer to evolution as the "scientific theory of evolution." These changes will replace more-general language in the previous guidelines that merely alluded to the concept. While some science advocates have some complaints about the insertion of the word "theory" in the new standards, they regard it as far more cohesive and accurate than the former standards, which were drafted in 1996. On the other hand, religious advocates are not satisfied with the new science standards. Due to these developments, it is expected that Florida's decision is seen unlikely to settle the debates over the treatment of evolution in the classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida