ERIC Number: ED341613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Moral and Civic Education and Teaching about Religion. Handbook on the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of School Personnel and Students in the Areas of Moral and Civic Education and Teaching about Religion. 1991 Revised Edition.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This handbook makes clear what the legal rights and responsibilities of California teachers and students are with regard to moral and civic education. For example, the duty of teachers concerning the instruction of pupils in ethics, morals, manners, religion and democratic principles is explained through discussion of the values that teachers are responsible for teaching. The handbook includes information on the legalities of these issues and quotes significant excerpts from several legal sources, including the State of California and Federal Constitutions. The handbook also makes the distinction between teaching about religion, which is constitutionally allowed, as opposed to instruction in religion, which is not allowed. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Codes of Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Legal Responsibility, Moral Values, Religion Studies, State Standards, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Rights
Bureau of Publications, Sales Units, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.25, plus tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.