ERIC Number: ED142503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Studying the Sacred in the Schools: A Handbook for the Academic Study of Religions.
Hoeks, Henry J.
This handbook defines, discusses, and provides guidelines for academic and pedagogical concerns of the study of religions in public secondary schools. Although it was designed particularly for use by Michigan educators, especially secondary pre-service and in-service religion teachers, the book can be adapted readily to other locales and levels. In chapter one the author discusses the legal and ethical contexts in which the study of religion may take place in Michigan public schools and presents guidelines based upon the scholarly writings of jurists and academics relative to these contexts. How to study religions in academically sound ways is the topic of chapter two. Provided are brief descriptions, leading questions, and summary guidelines for each of the following nine disciplinary approaches for religion studies: visual arts, music, literature, geography, anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, and phenomenology of religion. The third and last section of the handbook discusses some of the dominant values implied in this approach to public school religion studies and proposes six teaching strategies. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Geography, Guidelines, History, Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Laws, Legal Problems, Literature, Music Education, Psychology, Public Schools, Religion, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Values
CSRMS c/o Henry J. Hoeks, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 ($2.50 paperbound, $2.25 each for 10 copies or more)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on the Study of Religion in Michigan Schools, Grand Rapids.
Authoring Institution: Calvin Coll., Grand Rapids, MI.