California Panel Backs Science Curriculum That Includes Evolution as a Major Theme

Rothman, Robert
October 1989
Education Week;10/11/1989, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p17
The article reports that California curriculum commission has unanimously endorsed the teaching of evolution as a key theme in science instruction. The vote came as the panel adopted a curricular framework for science that calls for revisions along the lines urged by several reform reports. The science-curriculum framework reorganizes science instruction around themes, rather than specific topics, a move intended to put the understanding of scientific concepts before the memorization facts.


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