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Ideological Approaches to Science and Religion in a National Survey of Lutheran High School Science Teachers

Jul 8th, 2010 |

While everyone has their own personal understanding of the relationship between science and religion, for science teachers in Lutheran high schools the issue is an important part of their everyday life and ministry. This article will review data gathered in a nationwide survey of 179 Lutheran high school teachers conducted in early 2009. Among the issues investigated by the survey is the attempt to examine the teachers’ ideological understanding of how empirical knowledge and revealed beliefs interact. The conceptual model that led to the framing of the ideology questions is explained followed by a description of the mixed quantitative and qualitative design and review of survey data. The resulting approaches to science and religion among science teachers in Lutheran high schools are summarized.