ERIC Number: ED199074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Creation, Evolution and Public Education. The Position of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction.
Presented is an explanation of the position of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction on the teaching of creation and evolution in the public school classroom. Creationism is discussed as a religious concept. The nature of science as an investigatory process and a body of knowledge is also described. Evolution as a scientific theory is then described. Finally, the inclusion of creationism within the public school science curriculum is explored, and the conclusion is made that creationism is not an appropriate inclusion within the science curriculum. (CS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Curriculum.