Reducing Racially Biased Beliefs by Fostering a Complex Understanding of Human Genetics Research in High-School Biology Students (Collaborative Research: Golan Duncan)

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We are developing a politically-oriented genetics unit for high school. Drawing on the Rightful Presence (Calabrese Barton & Tan, 2020) and Critical Science Agency (Basu et al., 2009) theoretical frameworks, the unit will explore the ways in which representations of genetic differences within and between groups and construals of gene-environment interactions are historically informed, politicized, and non-neutral. Such construals reify social categories and hierarchies as natural/ideal, and thus contribute to oppressive views and policies.

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