ERIC Number: ED313285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Moral and Civic Education and Teaching about Religion. Handbook on the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of School Personnel and Students.
Strazicich, Mirko, Ed.
Adopted by the California State Board of Education on June 10, 1988, this handbook outlines the legal rights and responsibilities that school personnel have and their educational responsibilities in such areas as morality, democratic values, and religion in the schools. Section I, "Moral Values and Public Education," addresses the issues of morality, truth, justice, patriotism, self-esteem, and values. Section II, "Instruction on the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship," includes the code of ethics for the teaching profession, a discussion of democratic values and principles, the rules for student conduct, and the important elements of a constitutional democracy. Section III, "Teaching about Religion in the Public Schools," cites the legal rights and responsibilities that school personnel have for teaching about religion and offers suggestions for subject matter content and guidelines. Section IV, "Morals, Values, and Teaching about Religion in Recently Adopted Curriculum Frameworks," opens with suggested guidelines for including ethical issues in the curriculum. It includes a description about how the "California History-Social Science Framework" and the "English-Language Arts Framework" address moral and civic education and teaching about religion. A list of 59 publications from the California State Department of Education concludes the document. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Codes of Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, History Instruction, Language Arts, Moral Development, Moral Values, Religion, Religious Education, School Responsibility, School Role, Social Sciences, Student Behavior, Teacher Responsibility
Bureau of Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California