Evolution and Religion in American Education: An Ethnography by David E. LongEvolution and Religion in American Education: An Ethnography by David E. Long

Evolution and Religion in American Education: An Ethnography

byDavid E. Long

Paperback | November 27, 2013

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Evolution and Religion in American Educationshines a light into one of America's dark educational corners, exposing the regressive pedagogy that can invade science classrooms when school boards and state overseers take their eyes off the ball. It sets out to examine the development of college students' attitudes towards biological evolution through their lives. The fascinating insights provided by interviewing students about their world views adds up to a compelling case for additional scrutiny of the way young people's educational experiences unfold as they consider-and indeed in some cases reject-one of science's strongest and most cogent theoretical constructs. Inevitably, open discussion and consideration of the theory of evolution can chip away at the mental framework constructed by Creationists, eroding the foundations of their faith. The conceptual battleground is so fraught with logical challenges to Creationist dogma that in a number of cases students' exposure to such dangerous ideas is actively prevented. This book provides a detailed map of this astonishing struggle in today's America-a struggle many had thought was done and dusted with the onset of the Enlightenment.

Title:Evolution and Religion in American Education: An EthnographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:November 27, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400738099

ISBN - 13:9789400738096

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Darwin's Apocalypse.- Chapter 1: Evolution Education: A Lay of the Land.- Chapter 2: Evolution and the End of a World.- Chapter 3: Evolution and Religion.- Chapter 4: Evolution and the Structure of Worldview Change.- Chapter 5: Evolution, the University, and the Social Construction of Conflict.- Chapter 6: Evolution Education from Campus to Home.- Chapter 7: Darwin's Hammer and John Henry's Hammer.- Epilogue: How science's ideologues fail evolution, or: Richard Dawkins and the Madman.- References.