Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 87–95

Creationist Teaching in School Science: A UK Perspective

Authors

    • Sussex School of EducationUniversity of Sussex Falmer campus
Reports from the Field

DOI: 10.1007/s12052-007-0006-7

Cite this article as:
Williams, J.D. Evo Edu Outreach (2008) 1: 87. doi:10.1007/s12052-007-0006-7

Abstract

The creation/evolution controversy in UK schools made headlines in the national press, on TV, and radio in 2002. Claims were made that creationism was being taught in schools. This article looks at the impact this controversy had on the UK government and how creationism is trying to gain ground in UK state schools by introducing students to Intelligent Design through promotional DVDs. Student attitude surveys eliciting views toward science and religion are examined. Concern is also expressed at how the teaching of evolution through standard textbooks may not deliver a persuasive case for evolutionary theory. The article concludes with a number of implications for researchers, teachers, and schools.

Keywords

CreationismIntelligent designSchool scienceTeaching

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