ERIC Number: ED130923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Religion Studies in Public Education: A Task Force, Year II Report (1976).
National Federation of Priests' Councils, Chicago, IL.
Recommendations for facilitating religious literacy programs in public schools are presented in this 1976 annual report. Written primarily for an audience of Catholic priests, the report aims at spreading understanding about the legal parameters of religious studies in public education and at increasing religious literacy of public school students of all faiths. Information is given on specific models of religious education, values clarification models, the role of the clergy, the role of the public school teacher, teaching and learning aids, and steps which individual priests and priests' councils can take to encourage religious literacy. The authors conclude that clergy of all faiths must realize that millions of young people are not reached by church programs and, consequently, are growing up to be religious illiterates. In response to this situation, they recommend that clergy encourage public school educators to provide religious literacy opportunities for students. Included in the document are a listing of Supreme Court decisions regarding religion and public education, a copy of the budget of the Task Force on Religious Studies in Public Education, and addresses of organizations to contact for further information. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Biblical Literature, Catholic Educators, Catholics, Clergy, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Individual Power, Instructional Materials, Models, Public Education, Public Schools, Religion, Religious Education, Values, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Priests' Councils, Chicago, IL.