Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22717
Title: Ideas in Conflict: Learning about Evolution in Fiji
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil (author)orcid ; Macpherson, Colin (author); Taylor, Subhashni (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1998
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22717
Abstract: In many developing countries it is the teaching of science that provides an alternative view for those who have been socialised into a set of comprehensive cultural and religious beliefs strongly linked with their life in the in the community. This can lead to conflict in the minds of some students. This paper provides data regarding such a conflict, namely the lack of acceptance of the principles of biological evolution, and specifically human evolution, by the majority of a sample of senior secondary science students and trainee teachers in Fiji. As well as examining the nature and extent of acceptance in the sample the authors attempt to explain, at least partially, why this situation exists. They then suggest actions that may lead to a lessening of the conceptual conflict.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Pacific-Asian Education, 10(2), p. 32-43
Publisher: Pacific Circle Consortium
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1019-8725
Field of Research (FOR): 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130106 Secondary Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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