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The Dover (PA) Evolution Case: A True Win for Education?


by James Anthony Whitson - January 04, 2006

The decision on Intelligent Design in the Dover, Pennsylvania case has been widely hailed as a win for science educators, and for education generally. But is it a true victory? This article raises questions about the dangers of abdicating curriculum responsibility to legal and political authorities, without benefit of judgment grounded in a principled understanding of curriculum by scholars and practitioners in education.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 04, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12271, Date Accessed: 12/5/2019 10:06:04 PM

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  • James Whitson
    University of Delaware
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    TONY WHITSON teaches Curriculum Studies and Social Studies Education at the University of Delaware. He received a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he practiced public interest law and consumer advocacy before entering the University of Rochester, where he received a Ph.D. in Education.
 
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