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ERIC Number: EJ883123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Examining How Preservice Science Teachers Navigate Simulated Parent-Teacher Conversations on Evolution and Intelligent Design
Dotger, Sharon; Dotger, Benjamin H.; Tillotson, John
Science Education, v94 n3 p552-570 May 2010
Discussing the teaching of evolution with concerned parents is a challenge to any science teacher. Using the medical education pedagogy of standardized individuals within the field of teacher education, this article addresses how preservice science teachers elected to verbally interact with standardized parents who questioned the teaching of evolution and proposed alternative curricula. Analysis of video recordings of the simulated interactions yielded three primary themes connected to teachers' understandings of what "counts" as science, teachers' justifications for teaching evolution, and teachers' explanations of the impact of teaching evolution. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A