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to think religion does not belong in the science curriculum and to tell you that 50 schools in the UK think it does

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kim147 Tue 25-Nov-14 19:43:03

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DioneTheDiabolist Tue 25-Nov-14 19:45:12

YANBU OP.

TheLovelyBoots Tue 25-Nov-14 19:50:41

Well, that's just ridiculous - it can't withstand any scrutiny.

It would be interesting to see what the new Education Secretary would have to say about it.

IceBeing Tue 25-Nov-14 19:52:46

thats just terrible.

kim147 Tue 25-Nov-14 19:55:44

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TheLovelyBoots Tue 25-Nov-14 19:56:52

Just to clarify, is this textbook being used in a UK state school?

Andrewofgg Tue 25-Nov-14 19:57:06

Do they also teach that the moon is made of green cheese?

kim147 Tue 25-Nov-14 19:58:49

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AryaUnderfoot Tue 25-Nov-14 20:00:26

YANBU

I am a Christian and a science teacher. Teaching creationism as a scientifically accepted idea is wrong. I would never let my beliefs (which do not include ID) influence my teaching of the scientific method.

kim147 Tue 25-Nov-14 20:01:05

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redexpat Tue 25-Nov-14 20:22:25

Theres an excellent episode of west wing on this issue. Matt Santos says exactly the same as your op.

LemonDrizzleTwunt Tue 25-Nov-14 20:32:59

Well, if this is happening in the UK, they've spelled 'behavior' wrong in the textbook.

pointythings Tue 25-Nov-14 20:35:29

Lemon most of the curriculum in these schools is imported from the US.

I think OFSTED should be inspecting these schools and all independent schools against exactly the same standards as state schools, curriculum included. There's no excuse for this rubbish being taught in the 21st century.

loveareadingthanks Wed 26-Nov-14 11:28:40

They have their own version of exams as well (not surprisingly). Ridiculous but they've been awarded the same status as mainstream A Levels. The board that reviews this doesn't look at the curriculum covered so how can they judge whether a course/exam is valid?

www.theguardian.com/education/2009/jul/31/creationist-exams-comparable-to-a-levels

Poor kids. Can you imagine trying to apply for a job with an International Certificate in Christian Education, instead of GCSEs and A Levels.

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