Schools and Textbooks

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI:
 Schools and Textbooks

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights opened hearings on religion in public schools in 1998, and the evolution debate was a key issue. This chapter looks at the idea of “neutrality” toward religion in schools, Supreme Court rulings, classroom treatment of the topic, the history and content of biology textbooks and science curriculum, school board clashes, and views of biology teachers.

Keywords: biology; court; curriculum; neutrality; religion; rights; school board; supreme; teachers; textbooks

Chapter.  7606 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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