Curricula and Essays on the Teaching of Evolution

Evolution: Education and Outreach

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 53-55

First online:

Overcoming Obstacles to Evolution Education: In the Beginning

  • Glenn BranchAffiliated withNational Center for Science Education Email author 
  • , Eugenie C. ScottAffiliated withNational Center for Science Education


Science teachers are on the front lines of the evolution wars, not only in prominent court cases but also in everyday classroom situations. Owing both to religious opposition to and common misconceptions about evolution, science teachers are in need of support and sometimes guidance. Staff from the National Center for Science Education are looking forward to contributing a regular column, “Overcoming obstacles to evolution education,” to Evolution: Education and Outreach, which will discuss a variety of obstacles to effective evolution education and suggest ways of overcoming them.


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