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TitleImages of twins and the notion of the genetic program in the school textbooks of biology: a comparative study held among 15 countries
Author(s)Castéra, Jérémy
Clément, Pierre
Abrougui, Mondher
Aouina, Faouzi
Khalil, Iman
Yammine, Nada
Nisiforou, Olympia
Turcinaviciene, Jurga
Agorram, Boujemaa
Elabbouddi, Taoufik
Carvalho, Delfim
Carvalho, Graça Simões de
KeywordsGenetic program
Twins images
Comparative study
Textbooks
Programa genético
Manuais escolares
Issue date2007
PublisherInternational Organisation for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)
CitationIn INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS, 7, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2007 – “International meeting on critcal analysis of school science textbooks” [CD-ROM]. [S.l. : IOSTE, 2007].
Abstract(s)Genetic concepts have been strongly evolved during these last ten years, and have been found less connected to reductionist or hereditarist values. The aim of the specific research was to analyze and identify if the current school textbooks of biology ensue this progress, in the way the topic “human genetics” is taught in the textbooks of 15 different countries. Results show that the notion of the genetic program remained central in some countries, while it fades behind the notion of genetic information in some others. In addition, almost all the twins’ pictures demonstrate the following pattern: they are identically dressed and they have the same hairstyle, which gives evidence of a strong obstinacy of a determinist reductionist ideology.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/6374
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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