12 CD-ROMs focusing on bioethics dilemmas, including 1) fetal alcohol syndrome: maternal responsibility for health of a fetus; 2) DNA database for criminals: associating behavior with genetics; 3) genetic disease screening: employees' right vs. public health; 4) breast cancer susceptibility: acting on incomplete research data; 5) human life span: using biotechnology to alter "normal" traits; 6) herbicide- and pest-resistant plants: releasing a transgenic organism into nature; 7) AIDS resistance gene: determining gene ownership; 8) gender selection: using genetic information to choose a child; 9) development vs. biodiversity: putting an economic value on the environment; 10) infant transplants: conceiving a child for its tissue; 11) Alzheimer Disease: using animals in research; 12) euthanasia: setting priorities. Package includes a teacher's manual containing instructions, background materials, assessment tools and description of three different methods for using Bioethics Forums in classroom settings (150 pages). Appropriate for Grades 9-College
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Dzur, Albert W.; Levin, Daniel (2007-06)In a 2004 article, we argued that bioethics commissions should be assessed in terms of their usefulness as public forums. A 2006 article by Summer Johnson argued that our perspective was not supported by the existing ...