Friday, March 23, 2007
Evolution in schools
Teaching evolution in schools is a touchy issue. What is the correct way of teaching it? This is a very tough question to answer. The Oregon education standards require the teaching of evolution in schools. This means that if I end up teaching a unit on evolution, I cannot avoid it 100%. However, science educators need to come up with ways of teaching the controversial topic without getting too many students and parents upset. In a recent article from the Oregonian, a new teacher went the wrong way of teaching the curriculum over evolution, which ultimately cost his job. It is important for an educator to learn and understand the culture of the community before he/she teaches about evolution.