Title

Evolution Education Around the Globe

Editors

D. Hasaz & L. A. Borgerding (eds.)

Document Type

Monograph

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publisher Location

Cham

First page number:

1

Last page number:

455

Abstract

This edited book provides a global view on evolution education. It describes the state of evolution education in different countries that are representative of geographical regions around the globe such as Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North Africa, South Africa, North America, South America,Middle East, Far East, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.Studies in evolution education literature can be divided into three main categories: (a) understanding the interrelationships among cognitive, affective, epistemological, and religious factors that are related to peoples' views about evolution, (b) designing, implementing, evaluating evolution education curriculum that reflects contemporary evolution understanding, and (c) reducing antievolutionary attitudes. This volume systematically summarizes the evolution education literature across these three categories for each country or geographical region. The individual chapters thus include common elements that facilitate a cross-cultural meta-analysis. Written for a primarily academic audience, this book provides a much-needed common background for future evolution education research across the globe.

Keywords

Biology education; Science education; Teaching evolution; Learning evolution; Teachers' attitudes towards evolution; Students' attitudes towards evolution; Views about evolution; Evolution education; Evolution acceptance; Evolution theory in science education; Biology pre-service teachers

Disciplines

Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English

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