ERIC Number: ED345991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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The New Christian Right and the Public School Curriculum: A Florida Report.
Scheuerer, Daniel T.; Parkay, Forrest W.
This report utilizes survey data and a literature review to analyze challenges made to curriculum materials in Florida public schools in the late 1980s by groups and persons described as the "New Christian Right" (NCR). Survey data were gathered from the chief instructional program supervisors in the state's 67 school districts. Among the findings of the study were that NCR proponents were active in some Florida school districts during the period of the study, and that complaints about the instructional materials focused on traditional values and family issues. Many Florida school districts also have adopted materials selection and complaint review procedures and attempted to involve the community in those procedures. Among recommendations based on the findings are that: (1) school districts should insure that evaluation/adoption procedures are in place; (2) complaint review committees be comprised of a cross-section of community viewpoints, and (3) the State Department of Education should provide school district personnel with technical assistance related to instructional materials evaluation criteria, adoption procedures, and complaint review policies. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida; New Christian Right
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).