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CAPR Professors publish in Washington Post: "Why Science Professors Sow Doubt about Evolution (even when they don't mean to)"

Feb 24, 2015

Dr. Michael Berkman, CAPR director, and Dr. Eric Plutzer wrote about their recent research on evolution in the classroom in the Washington Post's political blog, The Monkey Cage.

In surveys and a series of focus groups with future science teachers (college students) they address a series of crucial questions, including:

How is it possible that young people who major in a scientific field and desire to be science educators lack confidence in their understanding of a central principle of modern biology? Where do teachers develop their belief that they are obligated to be “fair” to nonscientific accounts of creation? And how critical is personal faith in the development of the pedagogical choices that they will make over many years in the classroom?

For more, read the entire article here.