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Table 1 CRS resource criteria

From: Acknowledging students’ concerns about evolution: a proactive teaching strategy

Criterion Description
Criterion 1 Acknowledges that diverse cultural viewpoints about the origin, diversity, and evolution of life have existed and continue to exist among human cultures and communities
Criterion 2 Respects students’ and teachers’ worldviews
Criterion 3 Encourages a supportive classroom environment with a focus on the goal of understanding the science of human evolution
Criterion 4 Aids in the management of conflict in the classroom rather than a specific resolution of the conflict
Criterion 5 Portrays the variety of possibilities for a relationship of science to religion beyond conflict
Criterion 6 Uses an understanding of the nature of science as a reference to illustrate the parameters within which science operates