Young 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:
* 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.
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
Issues and scenarios; how we reach ethical conclusions; science, ethics and young citizens; to clone or not to clone; in vitro fertilization; behind the screen; new genes; farm animal welfare; animals for medical experiments.