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Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms

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Shows that it is individual educators who often make critical decisions about what children are taught about evolution. Michael Be... Lire la suite
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Shows that it is individual educators who often make critical decisions about what children are taught about evolution.

Auteur

Michael Berkman is Professor of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author (with Eric Plutzer) of Ten Thousand Democracies: Politics and Public Opinion in America's School Districts (2005) and articles appearing in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, and PLoS Biology. He currently serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Education. A graduate of the Ardsley, NY public school system, and he does not have good memories of the Regents Exam in Biology. Eric Plutzer is Professor of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University, where he also serves as the Academic Director of the Survey Research Center. A product of New York City's public schools, he has travelled widely, including as a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Malaya and as a guest scholar at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB). In addition to Ten Thousand Democracies, he is the author of articles appearing in the American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Geography, and many other journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Politics & Gender, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, and the American Journal of Education.



Résumé
Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer illuminate who really controls what children are taught in school. Based on their innovative survey of 926 high school biology teachers they show that the real power often lies with individual educators who make critical decisions in their own classrooms.

Contenu

Introduction; 1. Who should decide what children are taught?; 2. The public speaks: 'teach both'; 3. A nation divided by religion, education, and place; 4. Is evolution fit for polite company?: science standards in the American states; 5. Teachers and what they teach; 6. State standards meet street level bureaucracy; 7. When the personal becomes pedagogical; 8. Teachers in their schools and communities; 9. The battle for America's classrooms.

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Titre: Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms
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Code EAN: 9780521190466
ISBN: 978-0-521-19046-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Pédagogie
nombre de pages: 287
Poids: 544g
Taille: H231mm x B155mm x T23mm
Année: 2016

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