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Science textbook controversies and the politics of equal time

Author: Dorothy Nelkin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1978, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Nelkin
ISBN: 0262640171 9780262640176
OCLC Number: 4603158
Notes: "First MIT Press paperback edition."
Description: xi, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
I. The context --
2. A science or a world view? Historical notes on the teaching of evolution --
Evolution and the nineteen century soul --
Antievolution in the 1920s --
The legacy of the Scopes trial --
3. The science curriculum reform movement --
The federal government's role --
Two new courses --
II. The science textbook watchers --
4. Textbook watchers and space age fundamentalism --
Forbidden subjects --
The conservative ministries --
Some activists and organizations --
Political tactics --
5. The scientific creationists --
The Bible as science --
Creationist organizations --
The activists III. Textbook disputes --
6. Creation vs. Evolution: The California controversy --
Creationist demands --
Evolutionist response --
The California solution --
7. The proper study of mankind Ö: The MACOS dispute --
"We're all animals, kids are taught here" --
The politics of local protest --
MACOS: A national debate --
The tip of the iceberg: MACOS, accountability, and the NSF --
IV. Science and the resistance ideology --
8. Social sources of textbook disputes --
Disillusion with science and technology --
Challenges to authority --
The ideology of equal time --
9. Science and personal beliefs --
Images of science --
Problems in the communication of science --
Appendixes: --
NSF Precollege Science Curriculum Project Grants (1957-1975) --
Public knowledge of science: Report of a survey by the National Assessment of Educational Progress --
Proposed creationist revisions of the California Science Framework of 1976.
Responsibility: Dorothy Nelkin.

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