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ERIC Number: EJ887225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Can We Teach Patriotism in Schools?
Ledoux, Michael W.; Marshall, Thomas
Educational Horizons, v88 n3 p146-150 Spr 2010
The disestablishment clause of the U.S. Constitution has led educators in the United States to establish guidelines about addressing religion in the classroom. As a basic rule, districts have allowed teaching about religion without encouraging or supporting a particular religion. This article suggests that patriotism and patriotic expressions are, in fact, religious and that encouraging or supporting patriotism may be tantamount to establishing a state religion in the classroom.
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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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