"U.S. Teachers Evolving on Science of Evolution"

The results of the recent NCSE/Penn State national survey of public high school biology teachers were described by THE Journal, a magazine focusing on education technology, on August 3, 2020. "The researchers found 'substantial reductions' in creationist instruction and a 'substantial increase' in the time that high school teachers devote to human evolution and the evolutionary process in general."

The results of the NCSE/Penn State survey are described in detail in Eric Plutzer, Glenn Branch, and Ann Reid's "Teaching evolution in U.S. public schools: A continuing challenge," published in Evolution: Education and Outreach, expounded further by Branch on the BMC On Society blog and the National Science Teaching Association blog, and discussed by Reid on the ASCB blog and in a Nature commentary.

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.


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