ERIC Number: ED151442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Education in a Pluralistic Society; Four Perspectives; Religion and the Future of America.
National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Four short papers on pluralistic aspects of education in the United States are presented along with a brief response by a professor of philosophy and education, and the minutes of a discussion among panel participants. Topics presented include: the bilingual education program in Hartford, Connecticut; the textbook controversy in West Virginia; the mission of public higher education; and the mission of church related higher education. The perspectives offered by the various authors range from the theological to the secular. Concepts of pluralism and theology are addressed in the general discussion. A paper on the role of religion in America's future is also included. In the paper a range of social, cultural and religious trends are discussed. Strategies for coping with social, economic and structural problems are outlined. Emphasis is placed upon the important role of the church in humanizing the current system. (GC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the Meeting of the Program Committee for Education in the Society of the National Council of Churches (Greenwich, Conn., May 29-30, 1975)