ERIC Number: EJ998190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Science Education in a Secular Age
Long, David E.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v8 n1 p25-38 Mar 2013
A college science education instructor tells his students he rejects evolution. What should we think? The scene unfolds in one of the largest urban centers in the world. If we are surprised, why? Expanding on Federica Raia's (2012) first-hand experience with this scenario, I broaden her discussion by considering the complexity of science education in a secular age. Enjoining Raia within the framework of Charles Taylor's "A Secular Age," I task the science education community to consider the broad strokes of science, religious faith, and the complexity of modernity in its evolving, hybridized forms. Building upon anthropological approaches to science education research, I articulate a framework to more fully account for who, globally, is a Creationist, and what this means for our views of ethically responsive science education.
Descriptors: Science Education, Evolution, Creationism, Role of Religion, Ethics, Science and Society
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