Cognitive dissonance of science and religion in pre-service elementary school teachers [electronic resource] /Show full item record
|Title||Cognitive dissonance of science and religion in pre-service elementary school teachers [electronic resource] /|
|Author||Malloy, Robert Earl,Sr|
|Description||Title from thesis title page (viewed Apr. 26, 2011).
Thesis (M.Ed.)--Texas Christian University, 2010.
College of Education; advisor, Mark Bloom.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
Throughout history science and religion have been in conflict. Many of the theories of science do not agree with the religious beliefs of pre-service teachers. Those teachers who will be teaching in the science classroom, must be able to present science without prejudice of personal religious beliefs. Are pre-service teachers prepared for science/religion conflicts? How much conflict do pre-service teachers have between science and religion? This study suggests that pre-service teachers may have a high degree of conflict between science and religion, and that they have received no educational experience on how to deal with this conflict. Such conflict poses a potential problem when presenting science in the classroom, in that non-science information may not be separated from the science presented.
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