Curriculum, Religion, and Public Education: Conversations for Enlarging Public Square / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807737064
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Foundations for Conversations
1 History, Religion, and Schooling: A Context for Conversation 11
2 Encounters in Law, Philosophy, Religion, and Education 25
Commentary 25
Commentary 27
Commentary 28
Commentary 31
Commentary 33
3 Crossing Boundaries and Becoming the Other: Voices Across Borders 36
4 Dialogue, Religion, and Tolerance: How to Talk to People Who Are Wrong About (Almost) Everything 59
Pt. II Textbooks: Whose Stories are to be Told?
5 Religion and the Textbooks 73
6 It's Not About the Books: Textbook Controversies and the Need for Uncertain Conversations 85
Community Dialogue: Questing for Certainty and Uncertainty: The Role of Teacher and Text 92
Suggested Additional Readings on Textbooks 102
Pt. III Values in the Public Schools: What and Whose Values Should be Taught?
7 Why a Functional Definition of Religion Is Necessary If Justice Is to Be Achieved in Public Education 105
8 Moral Education as a Form of Life 116
Community Dialogue: Is There a Common Moral Framework That Schools Can Embrace? 126
Suggested Additional Readings on Values 135
Pt. IV Sexuality Education: What Does Teaching Sexual Responsibility Mean?
9 Sex Education Should Exclusively Endorse Abstinence as the Only Effective Prevention of the Unacceptable Risks of Nonmarital Sexual Relations 139
10 Teaching and Researching Sexualities in a Socially Responsible Manner 161
Community Dialogue: Sexual Behaviors and Sexual Cultures 177
Suggested Additional Readings on Sexuality Education 183
Pt. V Outcome-Based Education: Who Should Set the Standards?
11 The Fundamentalist Right, the "New Paradigm," and Outcome-Based Education 187
12 Outcome-Based Education: Can It Be Redeemed? 198
Community Dialogue: A Matter of Fairness and Equity 209
Suggested Additional Readings on Outcome-Based Education 217
Pt. VI Science: Who and What are we?
13 The Problem of Dogmatism in Science Education 221
14 The Two Controversies over Evolution 231
Community Dialogue: From Six Days to 4.6 Billion Years 240
Suggested Additional Readings on Science 251
Pt. VII A Concluding Conversation Among Education Scholars
Index
About the Editor and the Contributors
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