Challenges to teaching evolution: What's a head?

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This article draws upon the history of challenges to the teaching of evolutionary science in the United States to determine what the future may hold for American evolution education. Scenarios considered include: anti-evolution activists will continue to attempt legal maneuvers to leverage creationism into public science classrooms, creationists will concede to secular instruction in public schools and focus their attentions on informal mis-education, and that the teaching of evolution will improve despite challenges. Also, noting that tactics employed by American creationists are being exported to other countries, international challenges to the teaching of evolution are discussed with special attention paid to potential futures regarding evolutionary science within Islamic cultures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-796
Number of pages10
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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