"The social controversy around biological evolution and creationism continues to persist throughout North America (Alters and Nelson 2002; Berkman and Plutzer 2011; Moore and Cotner 2009; Wiles and Alters 2011; Winslow and others 2011; Rissler and others 2014). This fierce debate has been quite visible in the United States, but seems to be relatively muted in Canada, which may lead many to believe that the dispute does not exist north of the border. While this issue has been researched and documented thoroughly in the US, relatively little is known about its dynamics in Canada, despite the powerful presence of such controversies there (Wiles and others 2005)."
Ashgar, A., Bean, S., O'Neill, W., & Alters, B. (2015). Biological evolution in Canadian science curricula. Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 35(5), 1.1-1.21
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This article was originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, volume 35, issue 5, in 2015.