Religion in the public schools : negotiating the new commons
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 
- Physical description
- vii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
LC111 .R476 2013
- Unknown LC111 .R476 2013
- Waggoner, Michael.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface Introduction I. Challenges of Free Expression 1. Negotiating the New Commons in Religion and Education Michael D. Waggoner 2. Tolerance, Civility, and Cognitive Development Andrew Fiala 3. Prayer and Student-Initiated Religious Activities in Public Schools Charles J. Russo 4. The Day of Truth and the Golden Rule Pledge: Public Discourse, Religious Belief, and Mutual Respect Brendan Randall II. Selected Approaches to Religion in the Schools 5. Released Time Programs in Religion Education James Swezey and Katherine Schultz 6. Promoting Civic and Religious Literacy in Public Schools: The California 3 Rs Project Bruce Grelle 7. To Change Society or Reflect It? Comparing the Cultural Studies and Community Consensus Approaches to Teaching About Religion Emile Lester 8. Religion Knows No Boundaries: The Face-to-Faith Initiative of the Tony Blair Foundation Janet E. Bordelon 9. An Emerging 'Middle Way' in Public and Private Education? Bruce Cooper and Arthur Plaza 10. Integrating Religion into Teacher Education Kimberly White Afterword Michael D. Waggoner Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Since September 11, 2001, the profile of religion's role in our global society has increased significantly. Religion has long been a force in people's lives as numerous studies and polls show, yet we continue to struggle with understanding differing religious traditions and what they mean for our common life. There are few places where Americans can meet together to learn about each other and to share in the common construction of our futures. One such place for many is public education. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the complexity of the social, cultural, and legal milieu of schooling in the United States in which the improvement of religious literacy and understanding must take place. Public education is the new commons. We must negotiate this commons in two meanings of that term: first, we must come to mutual understandings and agreement about how to proceed toward a common horizon of a religiously plural America; second, we must work our way through the obstacles in these settings in practical ways to achieve results that work.
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- Publication date
- edited by Michael D. Waggoner.