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ERIC Number: ED594495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug-29
Pages: 520
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-1993-8681-9
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education
Waggoner, Michael D., Ed.; Walker, Nathan C., Ed.
Oxford University Press
From the founding of Harvard College in 1636 as a mission for training young clergy to the landmark 1968 Supreme Court decision in "Epperson v. Arkansas," which struck down the state's ban on teaching evolution in schools, religion and education in the United States have been inextricably linked. Still today new fights emerge over the rights and limitations of religion in the classroom. "The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education" brings together preeminent scholars from the fields of religion, education, law, and political science to craft a comprehensive survey and assessment of the study of religion and education in the United States. The essays in the first part develop six distinct conceptual lenses through which to view American education, including Privatism, Secularism, Pluralism, Religious Literacy, Religious Liberty, and Democracy. The following four parts expand on these concepts in a diverse range of educational frames: public schools, faith-based K-12 education, higher education, and lifespan faith development. Designed for a diverse and interdisciplinary audience, this addition to the Oxford Handbook series sets for itself a broad goal of understanding the place of religion and education in a modern democracy. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Religion, Privatization, and American Educational Policy (Janet Bordelon); (2) Secularism and Religion in American Education (Jonathon S. Kahn); (3) Pluralism in Religion and American Education (Diana L. Eck and Brendan W. Randall); (4) Religious Literacy in American Education (Benjamin P. Marcus); (5) Religious Liberty in American Education (Charles C. Haynes); (6) Democracy, Religion, and American Education (Emile Lester); (7) Faith Development (Sharon Daloz Parks); (8) Moral Education (Larry Nucci and Robyn Ilten-Gee); (9) Religious Education in the Traditions (Mark A. Hicks); (10) Religious Education Between the Traditions (Eboo Patel and Noah J. Silverman); (11) Private Religious Schools (Charles J. Russo, Kate E. Soules, Adina C. Newman, and Susan L. Douglass); (12) Religion and Homeschooling (Milton Gaither); (13) Public Funding of Private Schools (Steven K. Green); (14) Religiously Affiliated Charter Schools (Nathan C. Walker); (15) Law and Religion in American Education (John Witte, Jr. and Brian Kaufman); (16) Religious Expression in Public Schools (Kevin R. Pregent and Nathan C. Walker); (17) Religion and the Public School Curriculum (Walter Feinberg); (18) The Bible and American Public Schools (Mark A. Chancey); (19) Religion, Extracurricular Activities, and Access to Public School Facilities (Charles J. Russo); (20) Religious Freedom, Common Schools, and the Common Good (Erik Owens); (21) Religion in Mainline and Independent Private Higher Education (Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen); (22) Evangelical Higher Education (P. Jesse Rine); (23) Catholic Higher Education (Michael Galligan-Stierle and Paula Moore); (24) Religion and Spirituality in Public Higher Education (Michael D. Waggoner); (25) Theological Education (Daniel O. Aleshire); (26) Religion, Spirituality, and College Students (Alyssa N. Rockenbach and Julie J. Park); (27) Religion, Spirituality, and College Faculty (Jennifer A. Lindholm); (28) Teaching Religious Studies (Eugene V. Gallagher); (29) Teaching About Religion Outside of Religious Studies (Robert J. Nash); and (30) Campus Ministry (John A. Schmalzbauer). [Forward written by Martin E. Marty and an introduction written by Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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