Key Issues in Bioethics
A Guide for Teachers
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Key Issues in Bioethics by Ralph Levinson
Book DescriptionYoung people are increasingly being exposed to the huge and complex ethical dilemmas involved in issues such as genetic modification, animal rights and cloning, and they are bringing their views into the classroom. But how can teachers be sure they are sufficiently well-informed to help their pupils make sense of the diverse and emotive arguments surrounding these issues? This book holds the answer. Written by leading ethicists, scientists and technologists, it offers a balanced and jargon-free guide to such highly debated topics as: * cloning * in vitro fertilisation * genetic screening and genetic engineering * farm animal welfare * the use of animals in medical experiments. Written specifically for the non-specialist teacher or lecturer, this book offers suggestions on how to approach the teaching of bioethics and provides useful sources of further information. It may also be of interest to undergraduates on science courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415309141
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ralph Levinson
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Young people are talking about complex issues, such as animal rights, GM foods and cloning, and bringing their views to bear in the classroom. This book both provides teachers with information on the arguments and issues involved in bioethics, and looks at how to deal with debate in the classroom.
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Author Biography - Ralph Levinson
Ralf Levison is a Lecturer in Science Education at the Institute of Education Michael Reiss is Professor of Science Education and Head of the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Institute of Education
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