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Lockwood, Stephanie A.; Miller, Amanda J.; Cromie, Meghan M. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Formal professional development programs for biology graduate students interested in becoming faculty members have come far; however, programs that provide advanced teaching experience for seasoned graduate teaching assistants are scarce. We outline an advanced program that focuses on further training of graduate teaching assistants in pedagogy…
Descriptors: Biology, Professional Development, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2014
The alleged "man tracks" beside dinosaur tracks near Glen Rose, Texas, are among the most enduring pieces of evidence used by young-Earth creationists to reject evolution. Despite the tracks' fame, their most persistent advocate--that is, Carl Baugh of the Creation Evidence Museum--has published neither (1) peer-reviewed papers in…
Descriptors: Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Creationism, Paleontology
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Marx, Joseph G.; Honeycutt, Kimberly A.; Clayton, Sonia Rahmati; Moreno, Nancy P. – American Biology Teacher, 2006
The Elizabeth Towns Incident (ETI), a set of inquiry lessons on human anatomy, was developed as part of a partnership between the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Baylor College of Medicine. This collaboration was funded by the National Science Foundation's program, Graduate Teaching Fellowship in K-12 Education. The Houston-based…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Anatomy, College School Cooperation, School Districts
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McInerney, Joseph D. – American Biology Teacher, 1991
Examines Texas adoption process, described by author as having an inordinate impact on textbook market. Creationist opposition to evolution content in biological textbooks is well organized. Author presents 10 arguments made at hearing by creationists that he describes as a monument to scientific illiteracy. Asserts that creationists' confusion of…
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Evolution, Science Education