ERIC Number: ED443746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Bible and Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide.
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.; National Bible Association, New York, NY.
This First Amendment Guide promotes a model of religious fairness and respect. Public schools should protect the religious-liberty rights of students of all faiths or none. Curriculum should include study about religion as an important part of a complete education. The advice offered in this guide draws on shared vision and relies on recent consensus statements about the role of religion in public schools under current law. The focus is on the Bible because of the need to address the conflicts and confusion surrounding the Bible in the public-school curriculum. (Contains 21 notes.) (BT)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Curriculum Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion, Religion Studies, Student Rights
Vanderbilt University, Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, 1207 18th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. Tel: 800-830-3733 (Toll Free); Tel: 615-321-9588; Web site: www.freedomforum.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.; National Bible Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; United States Constitution