Teaching the "E-Word" in Tennessee: Student Misconceptions and the Persistence of Anti-Evolutionary Ideas

Kramer, Andrew; Durband, Arthur C.; Weinand, Daniel C.
November 2009
Reports of the National Center for Science Education;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p18
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the survey conducted by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) during the first day of class to assess the student's understanding of science and evolution in the U.S. An overview on the survey instrument that were used and administered to the students is offered. The result of the survey from the textual and quantitative analyses of data is also presented. The author also suggests some corrections on common misconception about science and evolution.


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