Teachers under fire: How to handle it

March 6, 2008

Greg Laden wrote a wonderful piece about teachers under fire for teaching evolution.

It’s specific to evolution, so biology, psychology and social studies teachers should take note (yes, social studies — the Scopes trial shows up even in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)).

But teachers under fire for other things should read it, too.

Laden also links to last year’s special edition of the McGill Journal of Education, from Canada’s McGill University.   That’s the issue on teaching evolution.  It’s got something for policy makers, too — see the article by Dr. Eugenie Scott on why “teaching the controversy” is academically flaccid, and not legally correct.


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