God in the Classroom: Religion and America's Public Schools
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God in the Classroom: Religion and America's Public Schools

by R. Murray Thomas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275991415

ISBN-13: 9780275991418

Pub. Date: 01/30/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Many Americans may believe that religion in the schools is a controversial subject only in the United States. But around the world, the subject has gained widespread notoriety, media coverage, and attention from governing bodies, school administrations, and individuals. In Religion in Schools, R. Murray Thomas uses case examples from 12 countries, covering all regions

Overview

Many Americans may believe that religion in the schools is a controversial subject only in the United States. But around the world, the subject has gained widespread notoriety, media coverage, and attention from governing bodies, school administrations, and individuals. In Religion in Schools, R. Murray Thomas uses case examples from 12 countries, covering all regions of the world and all the major religions, to examine and answer these questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275991418
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: As Seen from Here     1
Illustrative Conflicts over Religion in Schools     2
State, Religion, Secular Public, and Schools     9
Belief Constituencies     13
Traditions and Critical Events     14
Conclusion     15
From Then to Now     17
A Background Sketch     17
Trends of the Times, 1600-2007     52
Summary     55
God and Darwin     57
How the Controversy Developed     57
Guidelines for Educators     85
Curricula and Text Materials     87
How the Controversy Developed     88
Guidelines for Educators     112
Prayer and Scripture Reading     113
How the Controversy Developed     114
Guidelines for Educators     131
Holidays and Celebrations     133
How the Controversy Developed     133
Guidelines for Educators     148
Financial Support     151
How the Controversy Developed     151
Guidelines for Educators     170
The Pledge of Allegiance     173
How the Controversy Developed     173
Guidelines for Educators     187
Released Time and Clubs     189
How the Controversy Developed     189
Guidelines for Educators     201
Symbols and Maxims     203
How the Controversy Developed     204
Guidelines for Educators     218
Sexual Matters     219
How the Controversy Developed     219
Guidelines for Educators     235
State/Church/Secularists/Schools     237
The State     238
The Church     247
The Concerned Secular Public     249
The Public Schools     250
Conclusion     250
Notes     253
References     255
Name Index     273
Subject Index     277

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