ERIC Number: ED144857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Religion in Public Schools.
Piediscalzi, Nicholas, Ed.; Collie, William E., Ed.
Sixteen articles written by various authors are contained in this book about teaching religion in public schools. Developed for both elementary and secondary programs, the articles detail current practices. Models and units of study are suggested for teaching religion in different subject areas, including language arts, humanities, and social studies. The first article reviews the background of curriculum development in religion studies in elementary and secondary education. The following six articles discuss the role of religion studies in the humanities and the fine arts. The next three articles show how religion studies can be adapted in elementary and secondary social studies courses. Five exemplary courses and units of study make up the next five articles. The units focus on religion in human culture, an introduction to Islamic religion, a discussion about Hinduism and Buddhism, a course on Christianity, and the meeting of science and religion. The final article discusses religion studies with values clarification and moral education approaches. In most cases, each article in the book contains a description of the program or course being discussed, lists educational objectives and learning strategies, offers a rationale, and suggests learning activities. A short bibliography usually follows each article. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Models, Moral Development, Parochial Schools, Public Schools, Religion, Religious Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Units of Study, Values
Argus Communications, A Division of DLM, Inc., 7440 North Natchez, Niles, Illinois 60648 ($3.95 paperbound, 20% discount 20 copies or more)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Public Education Religion Studies Center.