Defending Evolution: A Guide To The Evolution/Creation Controversy / Edition 1

Defending Evolution: A Guide To The Evolution/Creation Controversy / Edition 1

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by Brian J. Alters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763711187

ISBN-13: 9780763711184

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

This handbook explains why so many students reject evolution and helps science instructors better understand students' Creationist beliefs.  See more details below

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This handbook explains why so many students reject evolution and helps science instructors better understand students' Creationist beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763711184
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 9.25(h) x 7.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Introduction5
Ch. 1Creationists Declare War13
Ch. 2Creationist Students' Culture and Nature of Science37
Ch. 3Why Student Reject Evolution: Religious Reasons63
Ch. 4Why Students Reject Evolution: Nonreligious Reasons83
Ch. 5Why Should Students Learn Evolution?103
Ch. 6Questions and Answers: Science Education113
Ch. 7Questions and Answers: Religion139
Ch. 8Questions and Answers: General Education155
Ch. 9Questions from Instructors165
Ch. 10Methods for Teaching Evolution179
App. AOrganizations That Support Evolution Education201
App. BEight Significant Court Decisions Regarding Evolution/Creation Issues203
App. CNational Center for Science Education207
App. DNational Association of Biology Teachers: Statement on Teaching Evolution213
App. EAn NSTA Position Statement: The Teaching of Evolution219
App. FEvolution Education Research Centre225
Notes227
References237
Index247

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Defending Evolution: A Guide to the Evolution/Creation Controversy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All this book does is speak against Creationism. It hardly even describes evolution. It should be renamed, 'Bashing Creationism'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brian and Sandra Alters do an excellent job of breaking down the major issues behind evolution, detailing why evolution is important, why creationists fight so strongly against it, and specifically how to go about defending evolution from attack. A must for anyone who mistakenly thinks creationism will just 'go away.'