Article ID: CBB001421104

Creationism in the Russian Educational Landscape (2009)


Levit, Inga (Author)
Hossfeld, Uwe (Author)
Olsson, Lennart (Author)

Studies in History of Biology
Volume: 1
Pages: 151--157

Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: [Translated title.] In Russian.
Language: Russian

The article discusses a court case in St. Petersburg, Russia, in which a school girl, Maria Schreiber, demanded that the ministry of education must allow an alternative to evolution to be taught in high school biology classes. It also considers some aspects of modern creationism in Russia and abroad. The American and Western European scientific creationism tradition have been translated into Russian. In Russia, representatives of both the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and of some Protestant churches advocate creationism, even though both confessions arrive at this position independently and remain faithful to their theological doctrines. The article also pays attention to the problem of publication of alternative textbooks for biology courses and the introduction of religious courses in state and private schools. In generals, it gives an overview of the modern Russian educational landscape, and makes a distinction between two types of creationism --- scientific and clerical, but it states that these two do not contradict each otherand co-exist in Russia.


Description It is a translation of the article, first published in Reports (2007. Vol. 27. No 5--6. P. 13--17)

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Authors & Contributors
Numbers, Ronald L.
Morgan, David
Howell, Christopher
Thomas Aechtner
Yegge, John G.
Green, Lisa Anne
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Studies of Science
Walden University
University of California, Riverside
Baylor University
University of North Carolina Press
University of Chicago Press
Rowan & Littlefield Education
Science and religion
Science education and teaching
Controversies and disputes
Intelligent design (teleology)
Scopes, John Thomas
Müller, Hermann Joseph
Gould, Stephen Jay
Glass, Bentley
Dawkins, Richard
Darwin, Charles Robert
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
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United States
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