ERIC Number: ED214781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Status Assessment: Act 685-Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science.
In 1981, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 685 which requires all public schools to provide balanced instruction for creation-science and evolution-science beginning with the 1982-83 school year. In an effort to determine the role of the State Department of Education in assisting the local education agencies in implementing this act, a task force was appointed and a 19-item questionnaire was sent to local superintendents (N=66) to obtain information related to four major research questions. Summarized in this document are the findings of the study and recommendations for future direction. The report concludes among other findings, that superintendents have limited knowledge of Act 685, have received few inquiries about the act, believe that few teachers address either theory, and lack funding for implementation. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
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