Competing Views of Embryos for the Twenty-First Century: Textbooks and Society

Jane Maienschein, Karen Wellner

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Abstract

It might seem that an embryo is an embryo, and that there would be a fact of the matter. That seems especially true with respect to the way embryos are presented in textbooks, including high school biology textbooks. This paper looks at three co-existing, competing, and often conflicting views of embryos. Then with a close study of twentieth century high school biology textbooks, it explores suggestions about the ways those books have influenced public impressions of embryos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-253
Number of pages13
JournalScience and Education
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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