Teaching Evolution Survey Instrument I

Part 1: Evolution in Your Community

 
This survey has been developed to gather information about teaching evolution in your biology classes. All answers will remain anonymous and confidential. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey!

The first 10 items deal with your perceptions about evolution and the teaching of evolution.
1. I am academically well prepared to teach evolution.
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2. The principal at my school supports the teaching of evolution.
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3. I accept evolutionary theory to be a scientifically valid explanation of the state of living organisms of the present and past.
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4. The parents at my school agree that students should learn about evolution.
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5. The school board of my district would agree that all students should learn about evolution.
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6. I have experienced support for teaching evolution from groups or individuals not directly affiliated with my school district.
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7. There is not enough emphasis placed on evolution in my state's science standards.
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8. I am confident in my ability to teach evolution effectively.
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9. Evolution is a central and unifying theme in biology.
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10. My students are interested to learn about evolution.
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