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      From: Steven A. Edinger [mailto:steven.edinger.1@...]
      Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 6:54 PM
      To: Science Education List Serve
      Subject: Darwin & the Politics of Science Education, Dec 7 & 8 -Dr.
      Eugenie Scott in Ohio




      Please forward widely

      Darwin & the Politics of Science Education
      Dec 7 & 8
      Cleveland, Ohio
      Free & Open to the Public!

      Case Western Reserve University's Center for Science and Mathematics
      Education is pleased to present 2 events (a public lecture & a teachers'
      workshop) with Dr Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for
      Science Education (www.ncseweb.org):

      The Teachers' Workshop is Sat Dec 7, 5-7:30 pm (Free! including dinner),
      titled "Teaching REAL Controversies in Evolution" (fmi see below)

      The lecture "Darwin & the Politics of Science Education" is on Sunday Dec 8

      The talk will begin promptly at 2 pm in Strosacker Auditorium on the CWRU
      campus (park under Severance Hall, along Euclid Ave, or in the hospital
      lots).

      As the debate rages over how much evolutionary biology should be included
      in Ohio's science standards and whether "Intelligent Design" or other
      antievolutionism has a place in the science classroom, many Ohioans are
      looking for context. CWRU is pleased to present this opportunity to hear
      an international expert on the intelligent design controversy. Dr. Scott
      will address questions from a panel including at least 2 Cleveland-area
      members of the Ohio Board of Education. Dr. Scott and the panel will then
      take questions from the audience.

      The Teachers' Workshop is Sat Dec 7, 5-7:30 pm (Free! including dinner),
      titled "Teaching REAL Controversies in Evolution"

      The current draft of Ohio's science standards asks that students describe
      how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze evolutionary
      theory. The media report that this means "teaching the controversy." But
      there are many controversies in evolutionary theory. Which ones are
      appropriate and important enough to merit inclusion in the curriculum, and
      how can teachers best introduce students to the material?

      Teachers can register by calling 216-368-3557, or they can just show up at
      the Pytte Science Center on Adelbert Rd (CWRU campus www.cwru.edu ) at 5
      pm on Sat Dec 7, 2002. The presentation is geared toward High School, but
      all teachers are welcome from pre-school up to & including college/univ.

      Eugenie C. Scott is the Executive Director of the National Center for
      Science Education. A human biologist with many published papers, she was
      elected to the California Academy of Sciences, served as chair of the
      Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Assn, and is currently
      President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. She is
      a proponent of church/state separation, and serves on the National
      Advisory Councils of Americans United for Separation of Church and State,
      and Americans for Religious Liberty.


      Thanks!

      Patricia

      Patricia Princehouse
      Dept of Philosophy
      Case Western Reserve Univ
      Cleveland, OH 44106
      216-368-2632
      fax 216-368-0814
      pmp7@...






      Please see the Ohio Citizens for Science's web page at:

      http://ecology.cwru.edu/ohioscience/


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      "It has been my experience that folks who have no
      vices have very few virtues." Abraham Lincoln

      "The first human being who hurled an insult instead of
      a stone was the founder of civilization." Sigmund Freud

      "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of
      evolution." Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973
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