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Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

David B. Resnik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195375893
eISBN:
9780199866632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book examines the relationship between science and politics and argues for a balance between scientific independence and government oversight and control. It uses ethical theories and historical ... More


The Tools of Science: Dialectics and Children's Literature

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter takes as its point of departure the launch of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, in 1957 and the subsequent passage of the National Defense Education Act, which, as part of its program of ... More


 The Dangers of Creationism

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Creationists and some conservative politicians are allies in a culture war that threatens science education in the United States. The threat comes from religious ideologies, such as Intelligent ... More


Science Education

David B. Resnik

in Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195375893
eISBN:
9780199866632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter gives some background to the debate about teaching evolution in public schools and discusses some key legal cases. It examines political versus scientific control over science education, ... More


Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Deepak Kumar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book focuses on the development of colonial science in British India, together with its social and economic implications. It analyses the nature and working of the relationship between ... More


Religion and Science Courses

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that schools and universities are obligated to educate students in introductory science courses about alternative ways of making sense of nature, religious alternatives included, ... More


Model-Based Instruction: Fostering Change in Evolutionary Conceptions and in Epistemic Practices

Clark A. Chinn and Luke A. Buckland

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Conceptual change in the domain of evolution requires two simultaneous changes: changes in students’ theoretical conceptions (i.e., developing a proper understanding of evolutionary models) and ... More


Science in Education

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early 1870s, the importance of science education in India was gaining recognition. In 1875, the Madras University decided to evaluate its matriculation candidates in geography and elementary ... More


Encountering Counterintuitive Ideas: Constructing a Developmental Learning Progression for Evolution Understanding

E. Margaret Evans, Karl S. Rosengren, Jonathan D. Lane, and Kristen L. S. Price

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides evidence for a developmental learning progression, which can bridge the gap between everyday intuition and scientific reasoning about evolutionary change. First, it describes ... More


Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Designing Effective K–12 Evolution Curricula: Fostering Change in Evolutionary Conceptions and in Epistemic Practices

Paul M. Beardsley, Mark V. Bloom, and Sarah B. Wise

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes studies (up to 2009) on approaches to teaching evolution that provide evidence of effectiveness for teaching about evolution. Few studies exist at the elementary and middle ... More


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