Curriculum and the culture wars : debating the Bible's place in public schools
- New York : Peter Lang, c2014.
- Physical description
- vi, 222 p. ; 23 cm.
- Washington College studies in religion, politics, and culture ; 3.
LC111 .C84 2014
- Unknown LC111 .C84 2014
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction / Melissa Deckman
- A handbook for republican citizenship?: the American founders debate the Bible's use in public schools / Daniel L. Dreisbach
- Religious literacy in public schools: teaching the Bible in America's classrooms / Melissa Deckman
- Studying the Bible in public schools: sounds good in theory, but-- / Barry W. Lynn
- Teaching about the Bible in public schools: a religious studies framework / Diane L. Moore
- American public opinion and the "culture war" politics of teaching human evolution / George F. Bishop, Misook Gwon, and Stephen T. Mockabee
- Below the (Bible) belt: religion and sexuality education in American public schools / Mark Carl Rom
- State versus parental control of education / Kenneth Godwin and Richard Ruderman
- Conclusion / Joseph Prud'homme.
- Publisher's Summary
- Curriculum and the Culture Wars offers a fresh perspective on perennial debates about the role of religion in public schools, focusing on the intersection of religion and curriculum. This debate has been renewed in part due to the growth of elective Bible courses in public schools in many parts of the country. The first half of the book presents new scholarship on the use of the Bible in schools, including a historical analysis of what the Founders had to say about the use of the Bible in public education, a more current assessment of the politics behind the elective Bible class movement in the early twenty-first century, and a critique of such educational programs from constitutional and pedagogical perspectives. This edited volume also offers new insights into long-standing battles that pit religious and secular advocates against one another in the areas of evolution and sex education and considers whether school choice programs that would allow parents the right to send their children to sectarian schools are an affront to promoting the goals of a liberal democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Melissa Deckman & Joseph Prud'homme, editors.
- Washington College studies in religion, politics, and culture, 2151-7010 ; v. 3