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From Conflict to Common Ground: Establishing Religious Cultural Competence in Evolution Education (ReCCEE)

Abstract Evolution is the foundation of biology, yet it remains controversial even among college biology students. Acceptance of evolution is important for students if we want them to incorporate evolution into their scientific thinking. However, students’ religious beliefs are a consistent barrier to their acceptance of evolution due to a perceived conflict between religion and evolution. Using pre-post instructional surveys of students in introductory college biology, Study 1 establishes instructional strategies that can be effective for reducing students' perceived conflict between religion and evolution. Through interviews and qualitative analyses, Study 2 documents how instructors teaching evolution at public universities may be resistant t... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Barnes, Maryann (Author) / Brownell, Sara (Advisor) / Nesse, Randolph (Committee member) / Collins, James (Committee member) / Husman, Jenefer (Committee member) / Maienschein, Jane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Education / Evolution & development
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 242 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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