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ERIC Number: EJ1109703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Watering America's Pluralist Roots: The Case for Open Religious Dialog in American Public Schools
DeSantis, Josh
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v13 n1 2011
The longest lasting and most intimate interaction with government for most Americans takes place in US public schools. The Court's choice to enter into the national religious debate intensified the rhetoric and polarized many Americans into opponents and proponents of increasing religious instruction in public schools. This work narrates the positions of Christian Americanists, pluralists, and secularists in this debate. It argues that court-originated policy governing religion in schools is a failure. A return to Constitutional Pluralism would benefit all people in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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