ERIC Number: ED369710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Social Studies in Louisiana Schools.
Louisiana Council for the Social Studies.
This report concerning the Louisiana social studies program begins with the process of analyzing and evaluating the current state of affairs in social studies education with a view toward reform. After the introduction, general sections follow to define social studies and to provide a historical and philosophical perspective on the social studies. More specific sections cover the State Constitution and statutory provisions with specific citations of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 that relate to the organization, leadership, and implementation of education in Louisiana. A section of the regulations of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary education provides important references on the public policy, administrative, curricular, and instructional basis for the Louisiana program. The next section presents three goals for the comprehensive social studies curriculum development project. A list shows 12 current curriculum and instructional guides issued by the Louisiana Department of Education. A chart displays the enrollment in social studies courses by the number of classes, teachers, and students. A description of teacher certification outlines minimal requirements. Public accountability and professional decision-making are the basic functions of the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP). An extensive list of Louisiana social studies leaders, a description of 12 social studies programs and activities, a calendar of social studies related activities, and a list of six organizational resources conclude the report. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Council for the Social Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana