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ERIC Number: EJ856138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Head Scarves and Stocking Feet: Pushing Boundaries through Literature
Nobles, Susanne
Phi Delta Kappan, v91 n1 p65-67 Sep 2009
Engaging students with literature, including religious literature, provides a way to broaden their world view. In this article, the author shares how she uses literature to teach her Christian students about other religions. Because she teaches at an independent school, she has the luxury of teaching works that might not be allowed in public or religiously affiliated schools. But her students are so profoundly affected by reading these religious texts that she would fight to keep teaching them if she had to. Individuals must be citizens of the world, and only by knowing the world outside of their own can they truly achieve this.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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