ERIC Number: ED108993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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PERSC Resource Packet on Teaching About World Religions.
Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.
This packet, developed by the Public Education Religion Studies Center (PERSC), provides the classroom teacher with materials which are helpful in designing and teaching courses or units on world religions. For a description of the purpose and activities of PERSC see related document SO 008 363. The packet contains three articles by nationally recognized educators which provide guides, approaches, objectives, teaching techniques, and teacher resource materials for teaching about world religions. Also included are four syllabuses of courses being developed or already in use on world religions, an extensive bibliography, and announcements of commercially available materials. PERSC stresses three points when teaching units on world religions. First, courses must be fair and open to all approaches of study and interpretation. Second, teachers must be especially sensitive to the feelings and needs of students from religious groups in the minority in our society. Third, world religion studies require thorough and careful research and preparation. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Differences, Religious Education, Religious Organizations, Teaching Methods, World History
PERSC, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45431 ($2.00; Ohio residents add 4.5 percent tax; make check payable to Wright State University/PERSC; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.