ERIC Number: ED298665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Legal Guide to Religion and Public Education.
Sendor, Benjamin B.
This book is designed to give readers a basic grasp of the general legal principles controlling the role of religion in public education, to apply those principles to typical church-state issues in the schools, and to equip readers to address other related issues as they arise. The book covers the following topics: (1) general legal principles; (2) noncurricular religious activity by students (school prayer, extracurricular student relgious clubs, prayers at special occasions, display of religious symbols, holiday observances, and Bible distribution); (3) religious objections to secular, noncurricular student activities; (4) religion and the curriculum (courses, religious objections to secular courses, and religious objections to secular instructional materials and methods); (5) religious activity by personnel (prayer, discussion of religion with students, wearing religious apparel or religious symbols, and leave for religious reasons); and (6) other religious activities on school grounds (prayer at school board meetings and the use of school facilities by outside groups). (SI)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Church Role, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Legislation, Policy Formation, Public Schools, Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Organizations, State Church Separation
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.