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Teaching about designer babies & genetically modified foods: Encouraging the teaching of biotechnology in secondary schools

Leslie, G. and Schibeci, R. (2006) Teaching about designer babies & genetically modified foods: Encouraging the teaching of biotechnology in secondary schools. The American Biology Teacher, 68 (7). e98-e103.

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Abstract

Biotechnology is a cutting edge science/technology which impacts the community in many ways. For this and other reasons, it is important we encourage teachers to include biotechnology in the science curriculum. First, however, we need to know what hinders and encourages teachers. We surveyed the views of 88 high school science teachers. The "barriers" and "encouragement" factors selected can be explained in terms of levels of understanding and teacher confidence in teching biotechnology.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: University of California Press
Copyright: 2006 National Association of Biology Teachers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6413
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