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Lazarowitz, Reuven; Bloch, Ilit – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate how aware high school biology teachers are of societal issues (values, moral, ethic, and legal issues) while teaching genetics, genetics engineering, molecular genetics, human heredity, and evolution. The study includes a short historical review of World War II atrocities during the Holocaust when…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Problems, Biology, Science Instruction
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Narli, Serkan; Sinan, Olcay – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
Individuals' thoughts and attitudes towards biotechnology have been investigated in many countries. A Likert-type scale is the most commonly used scale to measure attitude. However, the weak side of a likert-type scale is that different responses may produce the same score. The Rough set method has been regarded to address this shortcoming. A…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Genetics, Biotechnology, Engineering
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Cook, Kristin; Keller, Donna; Myers, Alyce – Science Teacher, 2014
In this guided inquiry, students investigate advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering by integrating popular fiction into their study of bioethics. What are the effects of artificially created hybrid creatures on characters in "The Hunger Games" and in our society? What are the effects on and basic rights of the organisms…
Descriptors: Ethics, Fiction, Popular Culture, Genetics
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Hill, Ruaraidh; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward – School Science Review, 2000
Explores the ideas that students aged 16-19 associate with the terms 'biotechnology' and 'genetic engineering'. Indicates that some students see biotechnology as risky whereas genetic engineering was described as ethically wrong. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, Ethics, Genetic Engineering
Sadler, Troy D.; Zeidler, Dana L. – 2003
The ability to negotiate and resolve socioscientific issues has been posited as integral components of scientific literacy. Although philosophers and science educators have argued that socioscientific issues inherently involve moral and ethical considerations, the ultimate arbiters of morality are individual decision-makers. This study explored…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Ethics, Genetic Engineering, Higher Education
Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO. Center for Education in Human and Medical Genetics. – 1985
This document (which has the form of a magazine) provides a variety of articles, stories, editorials, letters, interviews, and other types of magazine features (such as book reviews) which focus on human genetics. In addition to providing information about the principles of genetics, nearly all of the sections in the "magazine" address moral,…
Descriptors: Bioethics, Biology, Congenital Impairments, Cystic Fibrosis
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Heim, Werner G. – American Biology Teacher, 1972
Discusses the moral and ethical issues raised by the imminent possibilities for genetic and reproductive manipulation of humans, the responsibilities of scientists, moralists, and social scientists, and the role of teachers in public information. (AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Ethics, Genetics, Human Dignity
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Armstrong, Kerri; Weber, Kurt – American Biology Teacher, 1991
A unit designed to cover the topic of genetic engineering and its ethical considerations is presented. Students are expected to learn the material while using a debate format. A list of objectives for the unit, the debate format, and the results from an opinion questionnaire are described. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bioethics, Biology, Cognitive Development
Larson, Edward J. – National Forum: Phi Kappa Phi Journal, 1993
Two ethical concerns about the Human Genome Project, which aims to sequence all the DNA of a human cell, are discussed: (1) use of germ-line gene therapy to treat perceived hereditary defects or enhance supposed genetic attributes, and (2) personal privacy and potential discrimination arising from possession of individual genetic information. (MSE)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Ethics, Genetic Engineering, Higher Education
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Mertens, Thomas R., Comp. – American Biology Teacher, 1984
Presented is an annotated bibliography of 24 books on DNA and genetic engineering. Areas considered in these books include: basic biological concepts to help understand advances in genetic engineering; applications of genetic engineering; social, legal, and moral issues of genetic engineering; and historical aspects leading to advances in…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Biology, Books, College Science
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Bowe, Frank G. – Infants and Young Children, 1995
This article discusses ethical questions in providing prenatal services, including testing and genetic engineering, and medical interventions with neonates and other very young children who have severe disabilities. It explores ways to enhance ethical decision making, including recruitment for multidisciplinary teams or other committees of adults…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Ethics, Genetic Engineering
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Callahan, Daniel – BioScience, 1971
Describes an institute founded to examine moral, ethical, and legal issues raised by possibilities of euthanasia, genetic engineering, behavior control, population control, and improved disease control. Indicates scope of present research. (Editor/AL)
Descriptors: Biology, Ethics, Genetics, Interdisciplinary Approach
Zallen, Doris T. – Humanities, 1997
Considers the opportunities and ethical issues involved in genetic testing. Reviews the history of genetics from the first discoveries of Gregor Mendel, through the spurious pseudo-science of eugenics, and up to the discovery of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick. Explains how genetic tests are done. (MJP)
Descriptors: DNA, Ethics, Genetic Engineering, Genetics
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Borman, Stu – Chemical and Engineering News, 1991
Presented are the highlights of a press conference featuring biomedical ethicist LeRoy Walters of Georgetown University and attorney Andrew Kimbrell of the Foundation on Economic Trends. The opposing points of view of these two speakers serve to outline the pros and cons of the gene therapy issue. (CW)
Descriptors: Bioethics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Current Events, Genetic Engineering
Veglia, Geremia; And Others – 1990
The purpose of this investigation was to measure the attitudes of college students across the United States concerning the possible use of genetic manipulation, especially in terms of enhancing human physical and intellectual characteristics. The instrument used was divided into three general areas of inquiry: the first, designed to measure the…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Bioethics, College Science, College Students
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