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ERIC Number: EJ780618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Comprehensive Religious Studies in Public Education: Educating for a Religiously Literate Society
Rosenblith, Suzanne; Bailey, Bea
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v42 n2 p93-111 Sep 2007
This article aims to enlarge the conversation about religion and public education by inviting readers to think about the benefits to be gained in society by providing a comprehensive religious studies curriculum in our public schools. In such a program, students will develop knowledge and understanding about various religious traditions, forge greater respect for the religious (and nonreligious) other, and think through existential concerns that have interested human beings for thousands of years. While recognizing that such a program is deeply contentious, we nevertheless reason that students, as participants in a democracy as well as members of a global community, must have the skills, tools, and knowledge to function in a religiously diverse world. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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