ERIC Number: ED218188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Religious Studies Guidelines.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.
In addition to providing important factual information, these guidelines are designed to encourage, facilitate, and help improve the academic study of religion(s) in public primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin within Constitutional bounds. The guidelines may also be used by educators in other states. A basic rationale for religious studies in public schools is first presented. A basic rationale is that religion has been a major influence in human affairs, and that the academic study of religion(s) is, thus, essential to a complete education. The legal basis and requirements of public education religious studies in Wisconsin are examined. The remainder of the guidelines focus on the curriculum and other particular aspects of teaching about religion in the context of the legal boundaries, the rationale, and goals. For example, the best way to include religion in the curriculum is discussed; guidelines for inclusion are presented; special units and separate courses are discussed; and standards for teacher certification in religious studies are presented. The guidelines conclude with a selected list of printed sources, references, and guides. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Instructional Services.