Biology textbooks are everybody's business. In accepting the view that texts are created with specific social goals in mind, I examined 127 twentieth-century high school biology textbooks for representations of animal development. Paragraphs and visual representations were coded and placed in one of four scientific literacy categories: descriptive, investigative, nature of science, and human embryos, technology, and society (HETS). I then interpreted how embryos and fetuses have been socially constructed for students.
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- science education
- History of Science
- Developmental Biology
- Haeckel's embryos
- science textbooks
- Biology--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--Textbooks.
- Embryology--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--Textbooks.
- Evolution (Biology)--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States--Textbooks.
- Evolution (Biology)
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical referencesNote typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology