SCIENCE, EVOLUTION AND SCHOOLING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Africa Human Genome Initiative Series
231mm X 168mm
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This first research project deals with the Human Genome Project, the genetic sequencing exercise of humanity. An extraordinary international project of biological science will add new, and undo old, knowledge about our evolution as a species.
It is, though, a controversial subject, and we thought we would start in two phases. Dr Jeff Lever's paper published here worries aloud whether we teach evolutionary theory properly and with sufficient depth to pupils and scholars at our schools.
Table of contents:
Evolution and Science at the Inception of the 21st Century
Darwinism in South Africa: A Chequered Record
Darwinism in Contemporary South Africa
Evolution and Schooling in South Africa
Dr Jeffrey Lever is a consultant to the Africa Human Genome Initiative and a visiting fellow of the Department of Sociology, Rhodes University. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of South Africa and was a member of the departments of sociology at the universities of Stellenbosch, Cape Town and the Western Cape between 1976 and 1999.