ERIC Number: ED108990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education Religion Studies: Questions and Answer. PERSC Guidebook.
Bracher, Peter; And Others
In this guidebook, the Public Education Religion Studies Center (PERSC) provides answers to questions frequently raised about religion studies in public schools. It is useful to those initiating study about religion in public schools and to those evaluating both formal and informal study and experiences now part of a school's program or activities. For a description of the purpose and activities of PERSC see related document SO 008 363. The 11 questions under consideration include: (1) Is It Legal to Teach About Religion in the Public School? (2) Why Should Religion Studies Be Included in the Public School Curriculum? (3) What Are the General Goals for Religion Studies? (4) How Should Religion Be Defined for Public School Study? (5) How Do You Study About Religion in Public Schools? (6) Where Is the Best Place to Include Religion Studies in the Curriculum? (7) What Are the Qualifications for the Teacher of Public School Religion Studies? (8) What Criteria Should Be Used in Selecting Teaching Materials? (9) Are There Any Curriculum Materials Which Meet These Criteria? (10) What Suggestions Can Educators Give to Citizens and Community Groups Who Seek Help? (11) What Help Can PERSC Offer Teachers or Schools? (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Religious Education, Religious Organizations, State Church Separation, Teacher Qualifications
PERSC, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($1.50; 10 or more, $1.00 each; Ohio residents add 4.5 percent tax; make check payable to Wright State University/PERSC; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
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