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Goldman, Dan; Boylan, Ellen – Education Law Center, 2010
This policy brief addresses federal and state constitutional issues that arise when faith-based organizations participate in state prekindergarten (pre-k) programs and recommends safeguards to ensure that public funding of those programs complies with constitutional principles respecting the separation of church and state and freedom of religion.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Aid, Religious Organizations, State Church Separation
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Freeman, Melissa; Preissle, Judith – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2010
How do responsive evaluators provide input to program planners when competing ethical principles point to different choices of effective feedback? A team of three evaluators used participant observation, individual and focus group interviews, and analysis of documents to provide input on the development and outcome of a summer program for high…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Summer Programs, Participant Observation, Focus Groups
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Davids, Nuraan – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
Women's bodies, states Benhabib ("Dignity in adversity: human rights in troubled times," Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011: 168), have become the site of symbolic confrontations between a re-essentialized understanding of religious and cultural differences and the forces of state power, whether in their civic-republican,…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Self Concept, Islamic Culture
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Fusarelli, Bonnie C.; Eaton, Lucy E. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2011
This case study focuses on issues of freedom of speech and freedom of religion in public schools. It involves a rural, southern high school where a group of students participated in a Day of Silence. The school allowed the students to participate based on the principal's understanding of the students' First Amendment rights. However, the next day,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Freedom of Speech, Student Participation, Religion
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Bin Kadir, Mohd Amin; Arifin, Syamsul; Latipun; Fuad, Ahmad Nur – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study describes adult learners' understanding in learning Islam using andragogy approach in which the study was conducted in Kampung Siglap Mosque and Al-Zuhri Higher Learning Institute. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) educate his companions of who are adults from the shackles of "jahiliyyah," spiritual and intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Attitudes
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Holsinger, Donald B. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Although recent research has established that there are positive correlations among indicators of religious freedom and social capital and economic development, the question addressed in this paper has to do with the evangelistic success of three outreach-oriented churches with worldwide membership bases. This preliminary investigation uses only…
Descriptors: Correlation, Religious Factors, Religion, Freedom
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Williams, Mary Louise – Update on Law-Related Education, 1991
Presents activities for teaching high school students about the freedom of religion. Includes student handouts that explain basic constitutional principles and summarize leading U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning religious liberty. Encourages teachers to invite students to speculate on the future relationship of religion and public education. (SG)
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Legal Problems, Public Education
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Nyenje, Aida; Nkata, James – Cogent Education, 2016
This paper establishes the extent to which attitudinal variables affect the education reforms and subsequently the quality of primary education in Uganda. The paper is based on the views of a wide spectrum of different education stakeholders including: policy analysts, Members of Parliament (MPs), education officers, Headteachers, teaching staff,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality
Viteritti, Joseph P. – Princeton University Press, 2007
The presidency of George W. Bush has polarized the church-state debate as never before. The Far Right has been emboldened to use religion to govern, while the Far Left has redoubled its efforts to evict religion from public life entirely. Fewer people on the Right seem to respect the church-state separation, and fewer people on the Left seem to…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Freedom, Social Discrimination, Religion
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Santoro, Simona – Intercultural Education, 2008
In this article, the author provides an executive summary of the Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools in Spain. The Toledo Guiding Principles have been prepared in order to contribute to an improved understanding of the world's increasing religious diversity and the growing presence of religion in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Freedom, Religion
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Bain, Christina – Art Education, 2009
The number of lawsuits pertaining to educationally related issues is on the rise in the US (Mounts, 1999). Garner (2000) reports that teachers consider legal issues the third most important area of teacher preparation. However, few universities offer undergraduate courses in educational law and few programs offer comprehensive training concerning…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, School Law, Art Teachers
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Oberski, Iddo – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2011
The spiritual well-being of children is often thought to be an important goal and outcome of education. Such spiritual well-being is also implicitly assumed by the Human Rights Act, which includes the right to "freedom of thought, conscience and religion" [Article 18]. I argue that such freedom requires an education that fosters development of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Scientific Methodology, Educational Philosophy, Religious Factors
Shariff, Shaheen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2006
In this article, I discuss a Canadian public school controversy and Supreme Court of Canada decision involving competing stakeholder rights to freedom of religion, safety and equality. Policy considerations that allowed one group of stakeholders to express their constitutional rights raised concerns among other stakeholders. A policy vacuum and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Court Litigation, Religious Conflict, School Safety
Simpson, Robert J. – NOLPE School Law Journal, 1974
Examines the consitutional guarantee of freedom of religion and how the courts have applied it to different areas of school law and school-church relations. (JG)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Private School Aid
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Baidhawy, Zakiyuddin – British Journal of Religious Education, 2007
Indonesia has experienced a paradigm shift during the last decade in the framework of managing societal diversity because of an increase in ethnic and religious conflict. This shift has an impact on education because school curricula must address issues of living together as a nation united despite differences in religion and ethnicity. This is…
Descriptors: Peace, Multicultural Education, Religious Conflict, Religion
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