ERIC Number: ED104735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of School Personnel and Students in the Areas of Moral and Civic Education and Teaching About Religion.
California State Board of Education, Sacramento.
This handbook, developed by the California Moral Guidelines Implementation Committee, provides a structure of legal rights and responsibilities for school personnel and students in moral and civic education and teaching about religion. These guidelines were adopted by the California State Board of Education in 1973. Section 1 presents the legal and educational responsibilities of school personnel in teaching about moral values and public education which include responsibilities on teaching about morality, truth, justice, patriotism, self-esteem, integrity, empathy, moral interaction, and recognition of values. Section 2 includes the California Administrative Code on professional teacher and student conduct and the educational role of the school in promoting the knowledge of constitutional government and democracy. Section 3 provides the Supreme Court and California decisions on teaching religion in public schools. The distinction is made between teaching about and practicing religion in the classroom. Appropriate subject matter and teaching guidelines for teaching about religion are included. (DE)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Ethical Instruction, Guidelines, Moral Values, Political Socialization, Public Education, Religious Education, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Values
California State Dept. of Education, Bureau of Publications, State Education Building, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Board of Education, Sacramento.